Monday, June 7, 2010

Return of Black Sheep

One of my favorite 90's Hip-Hop groups has re-united and is doing a show in Amsterdam on June 11th. Black Sheep was one of the founding members of the iconic Native Tongues collective which started the whole conscious rap movement. The Native Tongues were a super group consisting of  The Jungle Brothers, Black Sheep, A Tribe Called Quest, Queen Latifah, Monie Love, and De La Soul. Black Sheep debut album  A Wolf in Sheep's Clothing, released in 1991 which gained them praise and recognition in the hip-hop community for the album’s unique rhythms and intelligent lyrics. That album produced 3 Billboard singles  "The Choice is Yours," "Work We Do," and "Strobe Light Honey," which propelled the group towards stardom.

They released a second album Non-Fiction in 1994 but it wasn't as successful do to poor album promotion and label support. Since then the group members Dres, and Mr. Long separated and worked on solo projects until re-uniting in 2008. There show is in Amsterdam at the Bitterzoet night club on June 11th. I posted their clip "The Choice is Yours," below and if you're in the Amsterdam on the 11th come to the show.


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