Black Sheep – From The Black Pool Of Genius

Posted: August 4, 2010 in hip hop
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After beating myself in the head with “street”, “hardcore”, and or “angry” hip hop, I had to change it up a little bit. I mean come on, how many times can I hear about someone getting shot or having their limbs being ripped from them? So the voice inside of me says ” You gots to chill.” It was pretty cool because it was Parrish Smith’s (PMD from EPMD for you whipper snappers) voice.  So what was the remedy? More cowbell you say? No you idiot! It’s the new album from Black Sheep, “From The Black Pool Of Genius.” I was so excited when I heard this album. Dres’ voice has not changed from when I first heard him on “Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing.” Laid back, smooth, with a touch of arrogance. The thing about this album is that I feel the younger generation could appreciate it too. Classic boom bap with new school appeal. I keep telling people about this album, but really they have to find out for themselves.  With features from Psycho Les, AZ, Jean Grae, the o.g. himself, Q-Tip, and my childhood crush, wait for it……………………..Rosie Perez! While I love my Vinnie Paz, and the rest of the Army Of The Pharaohs, I just needed to turn the serious knob down a bit and just nod my head for a bit and smile.

Also on a side note, cop that new Apollo Brown, “The Reset”.

peace, love and dope beats,


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