Black Sheep's "The Choice Is Yours" Resurrected For Obama

October 30, 2008 5:04 PM ET

Remember this song? Rapper Dres from Black Sheep has updated his group's 1991 hit "The Choice Is Yours" for the upcoming election. Keeping the song's famous chorus intact, Dres raps "You can go with this, or you can go with that," with "this" being Barack Obama and "that" being John McCain. Dres recommends you go with "this," because "this is kind of phat." "O-B-A-M-A, help us to rearrange," Dres raps while reinforcing Obama's call for progress, change and ending the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. The video above was made in just two days, with Dres collaborating with a pair of Austin, Texas creative teams. Tomorrow, maybe we'll get Positive K and his Obama-themed "I Got a Man (Yes We Can Remix.)"

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