Black Sheep – Ho’s Short For Honest [audio]
Though there certified gold debut album, A Wolf In Sheepâ€™s Clothing, was released over twenty-years ago; Black Sheep has undeniably etched out its on space in hip-hopâ€™s consciousness. Dres & Mista Lawnge exploded onto the scene with â€œFlavor Of The Month,â€ â€œStrobelite Honeyâ€ and the chart topping single â€œThe Choice Is Yoursâ€ (Revisited) which you still hear regularly thanks to its inclusion in a handful of TV commercials over the years.
Members of the legendary and influential Native Tongues Click (A Tribe Called, Quest, De La Soul, Queen Latifah, Jungle Brothers, Monie Love), Dres & Mista Lawnge disbanded the group due to creative differences after they released their sophomore album Non-Fiction; disappearing almost as quickly as they rose to prominence.
On the heels of Black Sheepâ€™s breakup, Dres has appeared on a few choice De La Soul tracks (â€œFanatic Of The B Wordâ€ & â€œEn Focusâ€), a collaboration, â€œBack On The Sceneâ€ with Slaughterhouse where they interpolated â€œThe Choice Is Yoursâ€ for their Slaughterhouse EP (2011) and guest appearances with Twista and Rhymefest; and outside of a few sporadic solo projects, Dres has been largely working behind the scenes in both music, television and film.
That all changes on 8-10-18, as Dres (now working solo) picks up the baton by releasing a new Black Sheep project entitled Tortured Soul. The jazzy aesthetic the group displayed in its heyday is once again at the forefront on â€œSoul,â€ “Higherâ€ featuring Jarobi of A Tribe Called Quest and the heartfelt dedication â€œPeace Phifeâ€ where DJ Red Alert, Chi Ali and Sadat X join Dres to reminisce and spin yarns celebrating Phifeâ€™s life and legacy.
Black Sheepâ€™s Tortured Soul will be released on 8-10-18 and is now available for pre-orders.