One can look back on the early Nineties Native Tongues hip-hop movement much like one would regard the Miami Heat roster these days: Y'know, ya got Shaq and Dwyane leading the way, and then a bunch of solid, sporadically sensational role players coming in for a while and then departing into the NBA ether (otherwise known as the Golden State Warriors). Similarly, while De La Soul and A Tribe Called Quest were the bona fide all-stars, other like-minded acts such as Digable Planets, Arrested Development, Das EFX, and the Pharcyde pretty much hit it, then quit it. Black Sheep -- the duo of Dres and Mr. Lawnge -- scored big with its brilliant 1991 debut, A Wolf in Sheep's Clothing, and then disappeared after a follow-up album tanked. But now the two have reunited -- buoyed by their playful party jam "The Choice Is Yours" soundtracking a JC Penney commercial -- and they're putting the wraps on a new album, 8WM, so you'll hear material new and old. It should be exciting -- like Voshon Lenard coming back to drain some threes in the clutch.
Get the ICYMI: Today's Top Stories Newsletter Our daily newsletter delivers quick clicks to keep you in the know
Catch up on the day's news and stay informed with our daily digest of the most popular news, music, food and arts stories in Miami, delivered to your inbox Monday through Friday.