I’m somehow waiting for this era to rebirth itself. There was no real money in hip-hop yet and the UMCs were one of a hefty cluster of groups that took the earthy/spacey approach to hip-hop. Of course they would fall victim to the gangsta craze a few years later and fail miserably at their comeback. But no one can refute this or their debut album as a whole.
The Other Place
A native of Washington, DC, Kenji Jasper is the author of five books including the bestselling Dark, the acclaimed House on Childress Street and the crime novella, Snow. His work has appeared on National Public Radio, in Newsweek, Essence, VIBE and in many other publications. The Other Place is a boutique media arts initiative that will bring the world offerings in books, film and food, all with a subterranean 21st Century flair. It's first release, Jasper's own The Morning After, will be released in the Summer of 2013 followed by several web and television projects and Eve, Jasper's first full novel since 2007.