Black Sheep

Music, Rap, hip hop and R&B
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The almighty American hip hop duo descends upon Bristol this June.

After Andre Titus (Dres) and William McLean (Mista Lawnge) met as teenagers in Sanford, North Carolina, Black Sheep was born from a passion for hip hop - the former as an MC, and his latter as a DJ.

The pair relocated further up the East Coast to Queens, New York, and fully immersed themselves in the thriving music scene. Most significantly, they were also affiliates of the Native Tongues, a late 1980s/early 1990s collective known for their positive, jazz-influenced, Afro-centric brand of hip hop, which included Jungle Brothers, A Tribe Called Quest and De La Soul among others.

It was in 1991 that Black Sheep made their debut with the single 'Flavor Of The Month', but it was the subsequent album, 'A Wolf In Sheep's Clothes' that really cemented them as key players in urban music - in fact, be sure to revisit this early work before heading down to the show, for it's often forgotten as one of the juiciest fruits to have fallen from the hip hop tree.

By: Jess Hardiman

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