Video: Dres Of Black Sheep – Studio Footage Session Dres Brings In Actor/Poet muMs To Record Outro Track For New Album, From The Pool Of Genius
Dres of legendary Black Sheep has graced us with an exclusive look into the making of his brand new forthcoming album, From the Black Pool of Genius. Introducing actor/poet, Craig ‘muMs’ Grant, recognized for his work on Oz and a number of other shows, Dres takes his fans inside the studio for some insight into the creative process during the construction of From The Black Pool Of Genius’ outro song. With a beat in the background, courtesy of Seattle’s Bean One who produced the track, while Dres speaks on the vibe he pulled from the instrumental, muMs hits the booth, his spoken word cadence meshing seamlessly with the laid back beat. Throughout the video, Dres and muMs also take time to speak on hip-hop, with the camera work bringing the viewer into the conversation as a fly on the wall amongst the two proven hip-hop veterans.
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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. From The Black Pool Of Genius will be available on April 6th.