Umi from P.O.W./PEOPLES ARMY/RBG FAM was born in Tuskegee, Alabama. The doctor that helped deliver him claims, time stood still when umi came into this World. Yes, it was ironic, but not surprising, that he was born on July 4th. His rebellious nature helps remind people everyday that their true independence is still waiting to be claimed. He continues to show listeners that music can be used not only to get money, but also to mobilize and motivate the people.
Umi is a creative musician with an insightful sound that has been practicing and performing since 8 years old. He has brought forth numerous works with Prisoners of War and The Peoples Army/RBG FAM (dead prez) and now introduces his solo works.
In his respective career, he has opened for or shared the stage with The Roots, Dave Chapelle, Mos Def, Styles P, Method and RedMan, Maceo Parker, Busta Rhymes, Young Bloods, dead prez, David Banner, and Erykah Badu just to name a few.
His solo work not only compliments the earlier P.O.W. releases, it also introduces a new style and approach to the hip hop world. His business minded grind has made it able for him to consistently perform and setup domestic and international showcases. Just like his current project title, Umi’s work ethic has proven to be a race against time. He has written and acted in a film entitled Under The Gun which is set to release June 2006.
Umi is currently living in Brooklyn, NY and can be found working on several new projects with a range of artist including phillys hottest new comer Makk Dubb.
Check for him at www.myspace.com/umisworld. For more info contact email@example.com or 803 378 1522.
A Race Against Time: Volume 1
Rest in Freedom: A tribute to J Dilla
I’m just a Prisoner
The Other side of History
Umi and his comrade Scribe released two albums under the group name “P.O.W” called:
The street report: vol. 1
The street report: vol. 2
Many other releases hit the streets among other collaborations with the A-Alikes, Dead Prez and others in 2007 & 2008 and he continues to release music on into 2010 and farther.