American rapper, singer and producer Channel Tres’ ‘Sexy Black Timberlake‘ was one of the thoroughly modern tracks featured on the new season of the Apple Original historical drama Dickinson this week — Dickinson, Season 2, Episode 1, “Before I got my eye put out“.
The song played as Emily is introduced to newspaper publisher Samuel Bowles for the first time during Sue’s party.
Channel Tres’ ‘Sexy Black Timberlake‘ is from the rapper’s five-track EP Black Moses, which was released in 2019 via the GODMODE record label.
It is a mellow-sounding, laid-back pretty pleasant track musically. A feeling that completely belies its profanity-strewn but definitely expressive lyrics.
Channel Tres himself, aka experimental hip hop artist Sheldon Young, is a relative newcomer to the American hip hop, rap community, having released his first non-album single ‘Throwyoassout‘ in 2017.
A year later, his single ‘Controller‘ gained the young rapper international attention, and even airplay from BBC Radio 1. (continue reading and listen to Channel Tres’ ‘Sexy Black Timberlake‘ after the promo for another song from the same episode of Dickinson…)
Since then, Channel Tres has released two more EPs — including last year’s I Can’t Go Outside –– and several singles.
One single, a collab with Tyler, The Creator, while another released in collaboration with JPEGMafia gained him even more attention.
Attention he has also been getting from music supervisors affiliated with hit TV series in the last couple of years, which resulted in him having his music licensed for popular shows like Ballers, 13 Reasons Why, Empire, All-American and grown-ish.
Listen to Channel Tres’ ‘Sexy Black Timberlake‘ as played on Dickinson in the song’s official music video, and you’ll easily see why.
Listen to the track again, plus four other equally good songs, on his Black Moses EP below.