Tuesday, August 22, 2006

The UMC's - Blue Cheese


In 1991, this video and song by the UMCs had me baffled. In the days of rap meaning something, whether it be West Coast gangsterism, Public Enemy thought-provoking, even Naughty's urban picture-painting, "Blue Cheese" almost appeared like a shout out to Barney. Then Martin went ahead and hung their poster on his wall for years but that didn't help. They dropped a hot CD, "Fruits OF Nature" and that didn't answer the question. A few years later, they ditched the bright colors and Native Tongue style dances and became all hardcore. Still, no answer to "Blue Cheese." Fifteen years later, Im just as confused.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

hey.
this is kool kim.. from the UMC's

and to tell u the truth I still don't know what that damn video was about.

but there is a definite meaning in the song... but not in the way u think..

it was a social statement.. meant to say that music was so dumbed down that we could name a song blue cheese and it could blow as long as the beat was hot.

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Blogger Commish CH said...

Kim-
yo if that is really you, thanks for the info.

What is up with Haas G and yourself these days? And did Martin ever give you any residuals for that poster?

One.

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