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MP3: Black Sheep - "Come Back Home" Feat. P&V
Posted by Steve Juon at Tuesday, June 29th, 2010 at 11:45AM :: Email this article :: Print this article



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MP3: Black Sheep - "Come Back Home" Feat. P&V

Black Sheep Celebrates New Album With A Video And A New Single That Considers The Life Of Hip-Hop

The Song:

In celebration of the new album, From The Black Pool Of Genius, Black Sheep is releasing a new nostalgic single called "Come Back Home" featuring the new dynamic R&B duo P&V. The track opens with a monologue, "Oh word. Ain't seen you in a hundred. Oh, come on now, I'm chilling; you can listen to the music and tell that." The song delivers on the promise of hang-out music with a bittersweet but accepting vibe and a slow beat using a soft keyboard with reverb to spit over. But listening closely to the lyrics, it isn't just another hang-out song nor is it a song about the romance of a woman. It is really a metaphor for the desire of more significant hip-hop in contemporary culture. "'Come Back Home' is in the vein of Common's 'I Used To Love H.E.R.', and perhaps skewed a bit to my perspective," says Dres. "It speaks of the want for a more sincere meaningful hip-hop, but attests the willingness to accept what it's become and move forward."

The Video:

Dres of Black Sheep also celebrates with a video for the song, "For The Record" from the new album. Shot on a rooftop at sunset in New York City, it brings a sense of peacefulness over the song. Especially with a clear and pleasant piano melody on top of the beat, one would believe that it is just a quiet song with little to say. However, says Dres, "'For The Record' is a quiet song that speaks loudly and also is me giving a little backhand to the powers that be," continuing, "I don't see them moving in the best interest of the people. I'm just shining a little light on the situation."

Look for the album, From The Black Pool Of Genius out today via Bum Rush Records.

Listen to "Come Back Home" Feat. P&V here: http://media.audibletreats.com/Black_Sheep-Come_Back_Home_Feat_P_and_V.mp3 .

Watch "For The Record" here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jm0Y_eNfVgk .

Please post buy links for From The Black Pool Of Genius: http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/from-the-black-pool-of-genius/id379686003 .

The Background:

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 now, 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, Jean Grae, Rosie Perez, Psycho Les of The Beatnuts, 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 is also available now.

Streams:

"For The Record" Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jm0Y_eNfVgk .

"Come Back Home" feat. P&V: http://media.audibletreats.com/Black_Sheep-Come_Back_Home_Feat_P_and_V.mp3 .

Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/DresBlacksheep .

MySpace: http://www.myspace.com/blacksheep .

Official Site: http://www.whostheblacksheep.com .



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