The U.M.C.'s

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The UMC's
Also known asThe U.M.C.'s
OriginStaten Island, New York City
GenresHip hop
Years active1991 (1991)–1994 (1994)
LabelsWild Pitch/EMI Records
MembersHaas G
Kool Kim

The UMC's was an American hip hop duo from the borough of Staten Island in New York City.[1]

The group was composed of Haas G and Kool Kim, who released the critically acclaimed full-length album Fruits of Nature in 1991,[1] which garnered chart success with the duo's No. 1 Billboard Hot Rap Single, "Blue Cheese", and No. 2 Hot Rap Single, "One To Grow On." (which contains a sample from "Ursalena" by Bill Cosby) In 1994, the duo released its second album, Unleashed,[2] but split up soon after.

Since the group's break-up, Haas G (under the names Hassan and Fantom of the Beat) has focused on producing music, most notably garnering a No. 1 hit for Lil' Kim featuring 50 Cent, with "Magic Stick". Kool Kim reinvented himself as the controversial underground emcee NYOIL.[3]



  1. ^ a b c Colin Larkin, ed. (1998). The Virgin Encyclopedia of Dance Music (First ed.). Virgin Books. p. 352. ISBN 0-7535-0252-6.
  2. ^ The U.M.C.'s at AllMusic
  3. ^ Interview with Kool Kim Archived December 12, 2007, at the Wayback Machine,, 2006