After six years off the radar, Black Sheep return with the title track from the “Once in the Life” soundtrack, due in stores March 28.
The soundtrack also features tracks from KRS-One, Schoolly D and Guru from Gang Starr. The movie stars Laurence Fishburne.
News of a reunited Black Sheep was greeted enthusiastically by the March 5 crowd at San Francisco’s Maritime Hall, when the group rolled through town on a recent tour with Das EFX.
Although rapper Mista Lawnge announced onstage that the group would release a new album this summer, representatives at PolyGram, which released the group’s 1994 album, Non-Fiction, and Nu Gruv/Ground Control, which released rapper Dres’ 1999 solo album, Sure Shot Redemption, said they are not involved.
Chi-Ali, the “Pass the 40″ show stealer from Black Sheep’s 1991 album, A Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing, will not be part of the reunion, however. Police charged the rapper (born Chi Griffith) with shooting and killing Sean Raymond in Bronx, N.Y., on Jan. 14 because of a $300 debt. A bystander, Gabriel Munsch, was hit in the arm by a stray bullet.
Detective Robert Samuel, a New York police spokesperson, said Griffith is still at large.