Black Sheep

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American hip hop group, from NYC.
Original members: Dres (Andres Titus) and Mista Lawnge (William McLean).

One of the slightly lesser-known groups of the NYC-based Native Tongues Collective (of which A Tribe Called Quest, Brand Nubian, De La Soul, and Jungle Brothers were the better known member groups), the duo rapidly gained success with their debut album "A Wolf In Sheep's Clothing" (1991) on the back of a string of well-received singles: "Flavor Of The Month", "Similak Child", "Strobelite Honey", and especially with the release of the remixed single "The Choice Is Yours (Revisited)".

The follow-up album, "Non-Fiction" (1994), did not fare nearly as well, partly due to a tepid critical response, but also a lack of support from the record company. It spawned the singles "Without A Doubt" and "North South East West".

After that album failed to build on the momentum of the debut, the group remained relatively inactive for the rest of the decade, with exception for Dres using the moniker "Dres The Black Sheep", who released a semi-successful solo album titled "Sure Shot Redemption" (1999). They eventually returned with their long overdue third album entitled "8WM / Novakane" (2006). Shortly after that, Mista Lawnge left the group while Dres continues to release music under the Black Sheep name.
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Albums

848 368-4, 422 848 368-4 A Wolf In Sheep's Clothing — Black Sheep Black Sheep A Wolf In Sheep's Clothing (Album) Mercury, Mercury 848 368-4, 422 848 368-4 US 1991 Sell This Version
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314 526 252-4 Non-Fiction — Black Sheep Black Sheep Non-Fiction (Album) Mercury, Mercury 314 526 252-4 US 1994 Sell This Version
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DR001 8WM / Novakane — Black Sheep Black Sheep 8WM / Novakane (Album) Bum Rush Records DR001 US 2007 Sell This Version
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none From The Black Pool Of Genius — Black Sheep Black Sheep From The Black Pool Of Genius (Album) Bum Rush Records none US 2010 Sell This Version
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CLO 0917 Tortured Soul — Black Sheep Black Sheep Tortured Soul(CD, Album) X-Ray Records (2) CLO 0917 US 2018 Sell This Version
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Singles & EPs

MER 356 Try Counting Sheep — Black Sheep Black Sheep Try Counting Sheep (Single) Mercury, Mercury MER 356 UK 1991 Sell This Version
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CDP 416 Flavor Of The Month — Black Sheep Black Sheep Flavor Of The Month (Single, Maxi) Mercury CDP 416 US 1991 Sell This Version
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CHOICE 1211 The Choice Is Yours — Black Sheep Black Sheep The Choice Is Yours (Single, Maxi) Mercury CHOICE 1211 US 1991 Sell This Version
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863 540-4, 563 540-4 Work To Do — Black Sheep Vanessa Williams Featuring Black Sheep Vanessa Williams Featuring Black Sheep - Work To Do (Maxi, Single) Wing Records 863 540-4, 563 540-4 US 1992 Sell This Version
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864 591-1 Similak Child — Black Sheep Black Sheep Similak Child (Single) Mercury 864 591-1 US 1992 Sell This Version
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PRO 983-1 Strobelite Honey — Black Sheep Black Sheep Strobelite Honey (Single, Maxi, EP) Mercury PRO 983-1 US 1991 Sell This Version
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none Without A Doubt — Black Sheep Black Sheep Without A Doubt (Single, Maxi) Mercury none UK 1994 Sell This Version
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MXXDJ 421 North South East West — Black Sheep Black Sheep North South East West (Single) Mercury MXXDJ 421 UK 1995 Sell This Version
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ME001V Red Light, Green Light EP — Black Sheep Black Sheep Red Light, Green Light EP (EP) Morgan Entertainment ME001V US 2002 Sell This Version
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UAX 5004 B-Boys Theme — Black Sheep Black Sheep B-Boys Theme(12") Bum Rush Records UAX 5004 Japan 2006 Sell This Version
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DF0050 Early 90's Rarities — Black Sheep Black Sheep Early 90's Rarities (EP) Dope Folks DF0050 US 2014 Sell This Version
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BO-27 Best Of Black Sheep Remixes — Black Sheep Black Sheep Best Of Black Sheep Remixes(12", EP) Not On Label BO-27 Japan Unknown Sell This Version
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Compilations

none Love Is Love - Official Mix CD — Black Sheep Black Sheep Love Is Love - Official Mix CD(CDr, Album, Comp, Mixed) Create Fresh none US 2007 Sell This Version
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none Love Is Still Love — Black Sheep Black Sheep Love Is Still Love(CDr, Comp) Not On Label none US 2008 Sell This Version
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none Silence Of The Lambs Black Sheep Silence Of The Lambs "The Instrumentals" Volume One (CDr, Comp) Sheep Music none US 2011 Sell This Version
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none The Flavor — Black Sheep J-Love Presents Black Sheep J-Love Presents Black Sheep - The Flavor(CDr, Comp, Mixed) Not On Label (J-Love Self-released) none US Unknown Sell This Version
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Miscellaneous

none Black Sheep "8WM" The Collective(CD, Smplr) Collective Records none US 2006 Sell This Version