Dres (rapper)

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Birth nameAndres Titus
Also known asDres
Born (1967-03-18) March 18, 1967 (age 52)
OriginQueens, New York, U.S.
GenresHip hop
Occupation(s)Rapper, actor
Years active1989–present
LabelsMercury/PolyGram Records
Ground Control Records
Tommy Boy Entertainment
Associated actsBlack Sheep
Native Tongues

Andres "Dres" Titus (born March 18, 1967) is an American hip hop artist. He is known for being the lead rapper of the alternative hip hop duo Black Sheep, before recording as a solo artist.


Dres formed Black Sheep in 1989 with Mista Lawnge. Due to the lackluster sales of their second 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 the EP, Redlight, Greenlight, 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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