Black Sheep -- the Big Apple duo of Dres and Mista Lawnge -- are best remembered for Wolf in Sheep's Clothing, a 1991 album considered one of the seminal recordings of the Native Tongue movement, the Afrocentric hip-hop school that also claimed De La Soul and the Jungle Brothers as members. The Sheep actually re-formed in 2000 to contribute to the soundtrack of Laurence Fishburne's Once in the Life, and are touring behind 8WM, their first release in close to a decade.
Opening is Special Ed, who at age 16 set hip-hop on its ear with the rapid-fire flows of his debut, Youngest in Charge. Now 31, Ed recently recorded with Snoop Dogg and has been readying his own comeback album for SEMI -- that is, Special Ed Music Inc.
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