Dres (rapper)

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Birth name Andres Titus
Also known as Dres
Origin Queens, New York, U.S.
Genres Hip hop
Occupation(s) Rapper, actor
Years active 1989–present
Labels Mercury/PolyGram Records
Ground Control Records
Tommy Boy Entertainment
Associated acts Black Sheep
Native Tongues

Andres "Dres" Titus (born March 18, 1967) was the lead rapper of the alternative hip hop duo Black Sheep, which he formed in 1989 with Mista Lawnge. On its 1991 debut album, A Wolf in Sheep's Clothing, Dres had a smooth rhyme flow, with a dose of light humor, which gave him praise in the hip hop community. Later, his style became more serious, with the release of Black Sheep's 1994 album Non-Fiction. Due to the lackluster sales of their sophomore album, Dres and Mista Lawnge split up and started independent projects.[1]

In 1999, credited as Dres the Black Sheep, Dres released a solo album titled Sure Shot Redemption. In 2000, Black Sheep reunited and recorded Redlight, Greenlight (EP) and the title track of the film Once in the Life. In 2006, Dres released another solo album titled 8WM/Novakane. In 2009, Dres released an EP titled From the Black Pool of Genius: the Prelude, in preparation for his most recent solo LP, From the Black Pool of Genius, which was released June 2010.

Personal life[edit]

Dres was raised in the Astoria Houses in Astoria, NY and the Bland Houses (commonly known as "The Bland") in Flushing, NY. His family later moved to North Carolina.[2]

Dres is the father of Honor Titus, the singer of the punk-rock band Cerebral Ballzy.

Dres is of African American and Puerto Rican descent.[1]

Solo discography[edit]


Album information
Sure Shot Redemption
  • Released: May 4, 1999
  • RIAA Certification:
  • Billboard 200 chart position: #74
  • R&B/Hip-Hop chart position:
  • Singles: "Pardon Me"
From the Black Pool of Genius: the Prelude
  • Released: December 2009
From the Black Pool of Genius
  • Released: June 2010

Featured tracks[edit]


See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b "Building with Dres of Black Sheep". LatinRapper.com. 2006-03-21. Retrieved 2009-08-03. 
  2. ^ Complex (2016-10-28), Black Sheep - "The Choice Is Yours" I Magnum Opus, retrieved 2017-01-17 

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