The U-Krew

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The U-Krew
Also known as The Untouchable Krew
Origin Portland, Oregon, United States
Genres Hip hop
Years active 1984–1990?
Labels Enigma Records
Past members Kevin Morse(deceased 2014)
Larry Bell(deceased 2011)
Lavell Alexander
James McClendon
Hakim Rashad Muhammad

The U-Krew was an R&B/hip-hop music quintet from Portland, Oregon that saw its greatest success in 1990. The members of the U-Krew were Kevin Morse(lead vocals), Larry Bell (Producer keyboard/drum programmer), Lavell Alexander (Turntables), James McClendon, and Hakim Rashad Muhammad (Rap Vocals). They were originally billed as The Untouchable Krew when formed in October 1984.

After shortening their name to The U-Krew, the band released its only album in 1989, eponymously titled The U-Krew on Enigma records. The album peaked at #93 on the Billboard 200[1] and included the hit singles "If U Were Mine" and "Let Me Be Your Lover" which reached number 21 and number 68 respectively on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1990.[2] Enigma records folded in 1992. The band never released another album.

Their song "Ugly" was featured in the cult sci-fi film, I Come in Peace. Hakim Rashad Muhammad and James McClendon became simply Hakim & J-Mack in 1996. In 1999 they released an album titled, "Playalistic" on Portland, OR based Lucky Records.

In October 2012 the U-Krew was inducted into the Oregon Music Hall of Fame, where the four remaining members did a brief but memorable performance of their hit songs.