Monday, April 18, 2016

Hip Hip Duo Black Sheep's Record "The Choice Is Yours" (also known as "You Can Get With This. You Can Get With That")

Edited by Azizi Powell

The words "You Can Get With This. You Can Get With That" that are part of Hip Hip duo Black Sheep's 1991 record "The Choice Is Yours" popped in my mind today, the day before the state of New York's 2016 Presidential primary. And so I decided to publish not one pancocojams post but two posts that feature that record.

Part I of this twp part provides information about Black Sheep, a sound file of "The Choice Is Yours", partial song lyrics, and selected comments from about that YouTube sound file's discussion thread.

Click for Part II of this series. Part II showcases the Kia (automobile) ad that features part of Black Sheep's "The Choice Is Yours" record. Selected comments from that video's discussion thread are also included in that post.

The content of this post is presented for cultural, entertainment, and aesthetic purposes.

All copyrights remain with their owners.

Thanks to Black Sheep for their musical legacy. Thanks to all those who are quoted in this post and thanks to the publisher of this sound file on YouTube.

SHOWCASE VIDEO: The Choice Is Yours (Revisited) - Black Sheep (1991)

DJ Buddy Love - The Roots Of Rap, Uploaded on Apr 18, 2011

"The Choice Is Yours (Revisited)" was a single featured on the Black Sheep's 1991 debut album, "A Wolf In Sheep's Clothing". The song samples "Keep On Doin' It" by The New Birth, "Her Favorite Style" by Iron Butterfly, "Humpin'" by The Bar-Kays, "Big Sur Suite" by Johnny Hammond Smith, "Impressions" by McCoy Tyner, and "I'd Say It Again" by Sweet Linda Divine. The single went to number one on the Billboard Hot Rap Singles chart, and peaked at number seven on both the Hot 100 and the R&B charts. "The Choice Is Yours (Revisited)" was ranked #73 on VH1's 100 Greatest Hip-Hop Songs. The song also gained a new popularity after it was featured in a commercial for the 2010 Kia Soul. "A Wolf In Sheep's Clothing" was the debut studio album from American hip-hop group Black Sheep, released October 22, 1991 on Mercury Records. The album peaked at number 30 on the Billboard 200 chart. By April of 1992, it was certified gold in sales by the RIAA, after sales exceeding 500,000 copies in the United States. Black Sheep was an alternative hip-hop duo from Queens, New York, composed of Andres 'Dres' Titus and William 'Mista Lawnge' McLean. The duo is from New York but met as teenagers in North Carolina, where both of their families relocated. The group was an affiliate of the Native Tongues, which included the Jungle Brothers, A Tribe Called Quest, and De La Soul. They debuted in 1991 with the hit song "Flavor Of The Month" and later released their first album, "A Wolf In Sheep's Clothing", which gained them praise and recognition in the hip-hop community for the album's unique rhythms and intelligent lyrics. This channel is dedicated to all the great rap music from back in the day. The music that started the whole hip-hop revolution, the incredible music from the 70s, the 80s, and the early 90s . . . The Roots Of Rap are here!

"When rap didn't require any swearing at all and was fun to listen to :)"

"Sick beat, the original beat wasnt as funky as this."
In African American Vernacular English "sick" is high praise for something or someone who excels at something or at what he or she does.

"That's is MY shiznit rat thur! Engine, engine number 9 on the New York transit line......&&"

"stll pumpin in 2013 and i am 19 give fake rap no chance "
"still pumpin" = still playing this record...

"This CD is still playing in my car today..... Classic!"

This concludes Part I of this series.

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