Take a Look Over Your Shoulder

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Take a Look Over Your Shoulder
Studio album by Warren G
Released March 25, 1997
Recorded 1996-1997
Genre G-funk, West Coast hip hop
Length 56:17
Label Violator, RAL, Def Jam
Producer Warren G
Warren G chronology
Regulate...G Funk Era
(1994)Regulate...G Funk Era1994
Take a Look Over Your Shoulder
I Want It All
(1999)I Want It All1999
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
Source Rating
AllMusic 2/5 stars[1]
Robert Christgau (dud)[2]
Entertainment Weekly B+[3]
NME 8/10 link
RapReviews 8.5/10[4]
Rolling Stone 4/5 stars[5]
The Source 3.5/5 stars link
USA Today 3/4 stars link

Take a Look Over Your Shoulder is the second studio album by the g-funk rapper Warren G. 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" would later be used in Prince Igor collaboration with The Rapsody and Sissel Kyrkjebø.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Length
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
5. "Reality" 3:30
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
11. "Transformers" 3:01
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^

*sales figures based on certification alone
^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. 
  2. ^ "CG: Warren G". Robert Christgau. Retrieved October 14, 2012. 
  3. ^ Tucker, Ken (March 28, 1997). "Take a Look Over Your Shoulder". Entertainment Weekly. Time Inc. Retrieved August 24, 2015. 
  4. ^ El Surround (March 2, 1997). "Warren G :: Take a Look Over Your Shoulder :: Def Jam". RapReviews. Retrieved October 14, 2012. 
  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. 
  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