MP3: Dres of Black Sheep – “Doin’ It Wrong” / EP Release Today Dres Celebrates EP Release With Second Single Off Of From The Black Pool of Genius: The Prelude
Dres of Black Sheep does it once again with the release of his second single “Doin’ It Wrong” from his EP From The Black Pool Of Genius: The Prelude, which is officially available today. The latest track is another demonstration of Dres’ exceptional flow and lyrical finesse as he declares “I’m a one man Beatles, I be the Rolling Stone.” When asked about the inspiration behind the song Dres explained, “The present state of mainstream hip-hop is the inspiration. It seems to me that the music has lost its concern for the world and people, and overtly speaks almost exclusively of the baubles of life and state of mind.” Combining thought-provoking lyrics, a masterfully soul-inspired beat courtesy of the upcoming Urban Soul Music Group, and catchy hook, listeners are given a preview of the growth and maturity to expect from the highly anticipated EP From The Black Pool of Genius: The Prelude, as well as throughout Dres’ forthcoming full-length release, described as a “deep, vast pool of soul… not always understood, but forever seen and loved.” From The Black Pool of Genius: The Prelude is available now, and the full-length album is scheduled for a March 2010 release.
It all began with a thundering baseline and an unmistakably classic phrase – “this or that.” One of the most widely recognized songs in rap music history, the 1991 classic “The Choice is Yours” was hailed by VH1 in 2008 as one of the best rap songs of all time. The highly respected Queens emcee Dres, along with DJing partner-in-crime William “Mista Lawnge” McLean took the music industry by storm in the early 1990’s as part of the groundbreaking collective Native Tongues. Penning such Billboard standouts as “Flavor of the Month” and “Strobelight Honey” for the duo’s platinum-selling debut album A Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing in 1992, Dres would continue to crank out the hits on the group’s second release, Non Fiction. After a brief reunion with Mister Lawnge in 2000, Dres again set his sights on recording. He released the innovative online-only album 8WM/Novakane in 2007. Now he’s back in the studio, writing the next chapter of his storied career. Dres’ highly anticipated new project, From the Black Pool of Genius, out Spring 2010, promises to pair thought-provoking lyrics with astounding beats constructed by a corps of new and established beatmakers. They include Bean One, Showbiz, Tough Junkie, P. Locke, Urban Soul Music Group, and Willie Evans. He’s also got an impressive line-up of guest stars, including De La Soul, A Tribe Called Quest, Rhymefest, AZ, and Tough Junkie, among others. Leading up to the release of his next full-length, Black Sheep have released a precursor EP, From The Black Pool Of Genius: The Prelude, available now.