Act a Fool (album)

Act a Fool is the debut studio album by American West Coast hip hop artist King Tee. It was released on November 15, 1988 via Capitol Records. Audio production was handled by DJ Pooh and King Tee himself with Tim Devine as executive producer. It also features guest appearances provided by Mixmaster Spade and Breeze on the track "Just Clowning". The album peaked at number 125 on the US Billboard 200 chart and number 35 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart. Its title track reached #26 on the Hot Rap Songs chart, and "Bass", which is remixed on this album, reached #19 on the same chart.

Act a Fool
Studio album by
ReleasedNovember 15, 1988
GenreWest Coast hip hop
LabelCapitol Records
King Tee chronology
Act a Fool
At Your Own Risk
Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic4.5/5 stars[1]

Five of the eleven tracks of Act a Fool were later included on the rapper's greatest hits album Ruff Rhymes: Greatest Hits Collection.

Track listingEdit

1."Act a Fool"DJ Pooh4:16
2."Ko Rock Stuff"DJ Pooh3:50
3."The Coolest"DJ Pooh5:17
4."Flirt"DJ Pooh3:47
5."Baggin' on Moms"King Tee2:04
6."Bass" (Remix)DJ Pooh4:41
7."Let's Dance"DJ Pooh3:29
8."Guitar Playin'"
  • DJ Pooh
  • King Tee
9."Payback's a Mutha"DJ Pooh4:32
10."Just Clowning" (featuring Breeze & Mixmaster Spade)DJ Pooh4:40
11."I Got a Cold"King Tee0:42
Total length:42:38

Sample creditsEdit

Act a Fool

Ko Rock Stuff

The Coolest


Bass (Remix)

Guitar Playin'

Payback's a Mutha

Just Clowning


  • Roger McBride – main artist, producer (tracks: 5, 8, 11)
  • Frank Antonia Williams – featured artist (track 10)
  • M.C. Breeze – featured artist (track 11)
  • Keith Cooley – scratches
  • Mark S. Jordan – producer (tracks: 1-4, 6-10), scratches
  • Tim "Mastermind" Devine – executive producer
  • Vachik Aghaniantz – engineering (tracks: 2-11), mixing (tracks: 2-9, 11)
  • Chuck Valle – engineering (track 1)
  • Steve Ett – mixing (track 1)
  • Donovan Smith – mixing (track 10)
  • Bernie Grundman – mastering
  • Glen E. Friedman – photography

Album singlesEdit

Single cover Single information
"Paybacks a Mutha"
  • Released: 1987
  • B-side: "Special Thanx"
"The Coolest"
  • Released: 1987
  • B-side: "Ya Better Bring A Gun"
"Act A Fool"
  • Released: 1989
  • B-side: "Can This Be Real?"

Chart positionsEdit


Chart (1989) Peak
US Billboard 200[2] 125
US Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums (Billboard)[3] 35


Year Song Hot Rap Songs
1989 "Act a Fool" 26
1989 "Bass" 19


  1. ^ Wynn, Ron. "Act a Fool – King Tee". Allmusic. Retrieved February 19, 2018.
  2. ^ "King Tee Chart History (Billboard 200)". Billboard.
  3. ^ "King Tee Chart History (Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums)". Billboard.

External linksEdit

Act A Fool at Discogs (list of releases)