Take a Look Over Your Shoulder

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Take a Look Over Your Shoulder
Studio album by
ReleasedMarch 25, 1997
GenreG-funk, West Coast hip hop
LabelG-Funk Entertainment, Def Jam Recordings
ProducerWarren G
Warren G chronology
Regulate...G Funk Era
Take a Look Over Your Shoulder
I Want It All
Singles from Take a Look Over Your Shoulder (Reality)
  1. "What's Love Got to Do with It"
    Released: September 3, 1996
  2. "I Shot the Sheriff"
    Released: February 10, 1997
  3. "Smokin' Me Out"
    Released: May 6, 1997
Professional ratings
Review scores
AllMusic2/5 stars[1]
Robert Christgau(dud)[2]
Entertainment WeeklyB+[3]
NME8/10 link
Rolling Stone4/5 stars[5]
The Source3.5/5 stars link
USA Today3/4 stars link

Take a Look Over Your Shoulder is the second studio album by the G-funk rapper Warren G. It was released on March 25, 1997 under his own label G-Funk Entertainment in conjunction with Def Jam Recordings. It contains the hits "I Shot the Sheriff" (US#20, UK#2), and "Smokin' Me Out" (US#35, UK#14). The album was certified gold in America. The lyrics off the track "Reality" were also used in Prince Igor, a collaboration with The Rapsody and Sissel Kyrkjebø.

Track listing[edit]

1."Star Trek Intro"0:30
2."Annie Mae" (featuring Nate Dogg)3:52
3."Smokin' Me Out" (featuring Ron Isley)3:40
4."Reverend Eazy Dick" (featuring Ricky Harris)0:30
6."Ricky and G-Child (interlude)" (featuring Ricky Harris and G-Child)0:17
7."Young Fun" (featuring Knee-Hi and Jayo Felony)3:36
8."What We Go Through" (featuring Mr. Malik, Perfec and Bad Azz)3:41
9."We Brings Heat" (featuring The Twinz and Da Five Footaz)3:46
10."Can You Feel It" (featuring Nanci Fletcher)3:21
12."Reel Tight Intro" (featuring Reel Tight)0:20
13."Relax Ya Mind" (featuring Reel Tight)3:29
14."To All D.J.'s"3:00
15."Back Up" (featuring K-9 and P-C)3:46
16."What's Love Got To Do With It"4:19
17."I Shot the Sheriff" (featuring Nanci Fletcher)4:10
18."What's Love Got To Do With It (remix)"3:53
19."I Shot the Sheriff (EPMD Remix)" (featuring Nanci Fletcher)3:26


Region Certification Certified units/sales
United States (RIAA)[6] Gold 500,000^

^ Shipments figures based on certification alone.


  • Marketing: David A. Belgrave


  1. ^ Stanley, Leo. "Take a Look Over Your Shoulder - Warren G". AllMusic. All Media Network. Retrieved October 14, 2012. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ "CG: Warren G". Robert Christgau. Retrieved October 14, 2012. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ Tucker, Ken (March 28, 1997). "Take a Look Over Your Shoulder". Entertainment Weekly. Time Inc. Retrieved August 24, 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  4. ^ El Surround (March 2, 1997). "Warren G :: Take a Look Over Your Shoulder :: Def Jam". RapReviews. Retrieved October 14, 2012. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  5. ^ Powell, Kevin (March 20, 1997). "Warren G: Take A Look Over Your Shoulder". Rolling Stone. Wenner Media. Archived from the original on April 17, 2008. Retrieved June 20, 2009. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  6. ^ "American album certifications – Warren G – Take A Look Over Your Shoulder(Reality)". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved August 24, 2015. If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click SEARCH.