From Michelle at Audible Treats:
Continuing to build anticipation for his latest full-length album, From The Black Pool of Genius, dropping this summer, Dres of Black Sheep is releasing his Prelude Remix EP. Having announced the remix contest winners last month, the first track off the EP is the song, "Doin' It Wrong Remix," produced by Jim B.
As the video, "Doin' It Wrong," starts, the camera follows Dres into a neighborhood playground while he raps around the new beat, laden with upbeat drums, smooth chops, and vocals from the track's title paired against a range of dynamic camera angles. From Dres' perspective, he explains, "It's a feel good video and I like that. You know a song is powerful when it can point out something that's wrong, but make you feel good at the same time." Throughout the video, there are mirror images, cut scenes, and a fisheye lens shot, yet the videography doesn't take away from Dres's ability to reach out with the thought-provoking lyrics of the song over the infectious beat.
Watch the video here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bgAElb7Ch7w
Prelude Remix EP buy link: http://amzn.to/dvljXY
Prelude buy link: http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/from-black-pool-genius-the-prelude/id342549103
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 this summer.
"Doin It Wrong Remix" Video:
Studio Footage Session:
Prelude Remix Contest:
"I Wanna Rock" (Dres Hot Track Of The Week):
Dres & Mike G Talk About Native Tongues Reunion Track:
"Doin' It Wrong":
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