Haas G

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Fantom Of The Beat
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Background information
Birth nameCarlos Evans[1]
Also known asHaas G (UMC era)
Born (1971-03-24) March 24, 1971 (age 48)
Brooklyn, New York, US
OriginStaten Island, New York City
GenresHip hop, Reggae, R & B
Occupation(s)Rap artist, record producer
InstrumentsMPC2000, Ensoniq ASR-10, #LOGIC Weapon of Choice
Years active1991–present
Associated actsThe U.M.C.'s, Kool Kim, NYOIL, Chip Fu, Calliope Muse, Chedda Bang, Livin Proof, Cappadonna, D.O.E., R. Kelly, Trey Songz, Kevin Lytle
Websitewww.facebook.com/umchiphop

Haas G[2](born Carlos Evans, aka Fantom of the Beat) is a Staten Island-based hip hop musician. Haas G was part of the 1990s rap duo The U.M.C.'s, and as Carlos Evans, he is credited as producer of the hit "Magic Stick" (Lil' Kim featuring 50 Cent).

Biography[edit]

Opening the door for Staten Island Hip- Hop, Fantom of the Beat, born Carlos Evans, began his music career as Haas G, part of the hip-hop duo UMC’s. In the early 1990s UMC’s won acclaim for their first single “Blue Cheese.” (#1 Billboard rap single[3]) Soon after, the second single, “One to Grow On” became Billboard’s #1 Rap Song. (#2 Billboard rap single[4]). Fantom created songs on both UMC’s albums “Fruits of Nature” and “Unleashed.” [5]

Music, according to Fantom is the universal language. He credits a lifetime of exposure to a variety of genres to his success as a producer. His production credits, through Fantom of the Beat, span many artists in the hip-hop world including Sadat X, Raekwon, Inspectah Deck,G.Snyder, Ab.Money,Mic handz and Ms. Toi. He’s worked with some of the world’s most respected labels such as Def Jam Records, Aftermath Records, Koch Entertainment, Epic Records, and Universal Records. He produced Ghostface Killah’s “Apollo Kids” track from the Supreme Clientele album. This song helped turn Ghostface’s solo career around, with critics calling it his “street credible resurrection song,” and in addition, he produced “Take it Off” for Busta Rhymes on the album E.L.E. (Extinction Level Event): The Final World Front which is widely considered Busta’s best effort for its sequencing and quality material.

Fantom’s credentials also include “Magic Stick” which he produced for Lil’ Kim and 50 Cent. This track was one of the most played songs in crossover urban markets and reached the #2 spot on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.

"Magic Stick" was featured in the (2005) movie, King's Ransom, and will be on the soundtrack for the upcoming movie Now You See Me 2, starring Jesse Eisenberg and Morgan Freeman.

Fantom continues to stretch his production talents – to include his trademark style combining elements of the late 1960s and 1970s creating the sounds which represent the struggle and the voice of the inner city. He takes his life experiences and applies them to music – creating sounds that, in essence, are capable of moving people to take action.

“Music is a substantial part of my life; it’s how I express my fears, my sadness and happiness, my everything. My music is raw emotion,” Fantom says. “The passion I feel for music shows through in everything I create."

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

With The U.M.C.s[edit]

Singles[edit]

With The U.M.C.'s[edit]

As producer[edit]

Features[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ https://soundcloud.com/carlos-evans
  2. ^ "Interview with Haas G". Sirius Radio. Rap is Outta Control
  3. ^ "Billboard1". Billboard Magazine. Retrieved 22 September 2014.)
  4. ^ Hess, Mickey (2009). "Billboard 2". ABC-CLIO. Retrieved 22 September 2014.
  5. ^ "Billboard Charts". Billboard Magazine.
  6. ^ a b Billboard, Allmusic.com