NYOIL & Haas G reunite as the U.M.C.’s on April 28 [News]
New York, NY – As some of you might of heard, today marks the nine year anniversary of the first video being uploaded to YouTube. It was a video called “Me at the zoo” by YouTube co-founder, Jawed Karim, on April 23, 2005.
Just over a year later, New York’s NYOIL would become one of the first rappers to have a self-uploaded video yanked from the YouTube network, due to the sensitive nature of the video.
NYOIL uploaded “Y’All Should All Get Lynched” to MySpace and YouTube and the song quickly became a hot topic around the industry. The song calls for the lynching of commercial rappers and the video featured a slideshow of lynching images and the likes of 50 Cent (and other rappers). Many hip-hop heads, especially the fans outside of NYC, were under the impression that NYOIL was a newcomer to the scene, using a controversial single to kick start his career.
However, NYOIL was no newcomer and was actually a NYC veteran who was better known in the 90’s as Kool Kim of the U.M.C.’s (with partner-in-rhyme, Haas G).
The duo saw some success with their No. 1 Billboard Hot Rap Single, “Blue Cheese,” off their critically acclaimed 1991-album, Fruits of Nature. After their second album, the group went their seperate ways. Haas G would pop up later as the producer behind Lil’ Kim’s “Magic Stick” (featuring 50 Cent) and Kool Kim continued on as NYOIL.
Now, after a 20 year hiatus, the U.M.C.’s have re-united to release a new song on April 28:
“It would be my honor to share this with those of you who are friends and supporters of the UMC’s and continue to keep a warm space for this ground breaking group of the early 90’s.”
As fans of the U.M.C.’s, you can count on us getting a post up to celebrate the release! Check out the classics “Blue Cheese” and “One To Grow On” below – along with an animated version of “Y’All Should All Get Lynched.”