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Finding The GOAT Group: A Tribe Called Quest vs. Black Sheep. Who Is Better?

“Finding the GOAT Group,” the fourth installment of Ambrosia For Heads’s annual competition series features Hip-Hop’s greatest collectives vying for the #1 spot. Sixty-two groups have been pre-selected by a panel of experts, and one slot will be reserved for a wild-card entry (which has been determined), including the possibility... Read more

Black Sheep Reunites For A Wolf In Sheep’s Clothing 25th Anniversary

Twenty five years ago this October, New York City Hip-Hop duo Black Sheep released A Wolf In Sheep's Clothing. Following Dres' appearance on De La Soul Is Dead, he and partner Mista Lawnge would release their Top 40 debut through Mercury Records. Self-produced single "The Choice Is Yours (Revisited)" would... Read more

Native Tongues Father, Brothers & Affiliates Come Together For Phife (Audio)

Following the March 22 death of Phife Dawg, Black Sheep Dres has been deeply instrumental in raising awareness of the life of Malik Taylor. Both members of the Native Tongues movement, these MCs rolled together in the '90s and 2000s. After being a key organizer in last week's memorial event... Read more

Black Sheep Dres Gets Wicked With The Wordplay In This Freestyle (Video)

Black Sheep Dres was the most recent guest on DJ Eclipse's Rap Is Outta Control radio show. While on, the Native Tongues member and evitaN co-founder finished off his appearance with a freestyle that's one of his best. Calling for some wordplay, D-R-E-S hit his mark with almost three minutes... Read more

Black Sheep Dres & Jaleel Shaw Fly High With the Help of New York City’s Jazzy Streets (Video)

The musical marriage of MC Dres (of Black Sheep) and Jazz saxophonist and composer Jaleel Shaw represents an intersection of two genres with a longstanding history. Shaw - a frequent collaborator of Robert Glasper's - released his second solo album back in 2008, but music's perennial ability to inspire others... Read more

Black Sheep Dres & A Tribe Called Quest’s Jarobi Aim To Take Hip-Hop “Higher” (Video)

In 2012, Black Sheep Dres (as he is now known) and A Tribe Called Quest co-founder Jarobi released the debut project from their unit, evitaN. At The Speed Of Life was a prime offering for the two New York MC vets. Joined by everybody from Mobb Deep's Havoc to Bootsy... Read more

Black Sheep Dres & Jaleel Shaw Take Rap-Jazz Fusion To A New Frontier (Audio Premiere)

With his group Black Sheep, Dres helped lead a charge in the early 1990s that brought about awareness in Jazz, Funk, Dance, and a gestalt of Hip-Hop's influence. Nearly 25 years after A Wolf In Sheep's Clothing, and D-R-E-S is still at it. Recently, the New York MC veteran came... Read more

Dres & Jarobi Plug In, Amp Up & Rock Out (Audio)

Dres (n/k/a Black Sheep Dres) and Jarobi (A Tribe Called Quest) go way back. Before EvitaN (their group together), these two New York City MCs were founders in the Native Tongues movement, bringing knowledge for your mental over grooves for your backside. "Ain't No Day That The Sun Don't Shine"... Read more

Here Are the Best Freestyles of 2014. Nothing. But. BARS (Video)

Contrary to popular belief, a freestyle does not have to be an "off the top" verse, at least according to Big Daddy Kane and Kool Moe Dee, if you take them as credible sources. Says Kool Moe Dee in his book, There's a God on the Mic: "There are two... Read more

Golden Age Stories From Black Sheep Dres Receive A Comedic Twist (Video)

The free form style of improv in the comedic world could easily be compared to the off the top freestyles of Hip-Hop. Both art forms are blended together when Black Sheep Dres hits the stage in New York City in a far different capacity than many are used to, telling... Read more

Black Sheep Dres Breaks Down Ageism In Hip-Hop, Delivers HOT 97 A Message From DJ Kool Herc (Audio)

One of Hip-Hop's true mainstays over the last 25 years has been Dres. Since his days building with Kool DJ Red Alert and former Black Sheep to his latest songs about marriage and flexing Bars In The Booth alongside DJ Premier, the Queens, New York-born MC has been a strong,... Read more

Black Sheep Dres Releases a Song for His Bride on Their Wedding Day (Audio)

Congratulations to Black Sheep Dres and his bride. Dres met his wife to be 12 years ago and is tying the knot on their anniversary, today (7/4). To commemorate the occasion, he has released a touching song dedicated to the love of his life. Check out "It's On You." Related:... Read more

Black Sheep’s Dres Claims Skills Ownership Alongside Some Hip-Hop Founding Fathers (Video)

Dres, of Black Sheep, who is now going by "Black Sheep Dres" gives the visual treatment to an all new cut from his solo efforts, "We Can All Share." Dres hosts a crew of cameos from Hip-Hop's Godfather, Kool Herc, as well as MC pioneers Grandmaster Caz (Cold Crush Brothers),... Read more