Dream Different Media presents the trailer for the upcoming documentary “The UMC’s: Staten Island’s Forgotten Sons. The documentary was created and produced by Boo and Sarah Hartman Evans, along with production from The UMC’s (Kool Kim and Haas G).
When it comes to Rap, Hip Hop, and of course the culture, The UMC’s put Staten Island on the map. 30 years after two No. 1 hits on Billboard charts, the group is still mentioned in countless discussions regarding influence, and not only by fans. During a recent interview, Kanye West shared a memory of being at the store after saving up allowance and only having enough money to purchase one cassette tape, his choice ‘Fruits of Nature.’ In another interview will.i.am appeared star-struck when he mentioned being a huge fan of The UMC’s. Let’s not forget the famous ‘Fruits Of Nature’ album poster on the living room wall set of Martin.
The trailer underlines some legendary career highlights…The UMC’s were the first rap group out of Staten Island, the first rap group out of Staten Island to appear and perform on Soul Train, and the first rap group out of Staten Island to chart on Billboard at No 1.
The UMC’s influence on Hip Hop culture is undeniable which emerged from Staten Island to now worldwide. Watch the trailer and stay tuned for the full documentary coming soon.