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Kangol From the Legenday UTFO Candidly Speaks on Why the Group is No Longer Together, Working with Full Force and Whistle + Celebrates his Heritage on Haitian Flag Day
Coming up with the Full Force Crew and Whodini, the legendary UTFO is a staple in 80’s rap music. Celebrating Haitian Flag Day, Kangol recently joined Sway in the Morning to drop a wealth of knowledge about coming up in the 80’s and making hit records.
While he didn’t come out in full force to support his Haitian heritage until the 90’s, Kangol speaks on the negative connotations that went along with being Haitian as he was growing up. Often being called dirty, he says he had enough of a battle fighting for rap music to be recognized in the 80’s. After Wyclef Jean draped the flag around himself and rappers started winning Grammy’s, Kangol too draped the flag and wore it proud. He speaks on the countries history and brings with a native drink with rum and coconut cream.
Moving on to his deep musical influence Kangol opens up about producing for the group Whistle as an R&B outlet while UTFO wished to remain strictly rap. Singing along to classic tracks with Sway, Kangol’s passion shines through.
With UTFO no longer together Sway makes it his mission to get to the bottom of why they have yet to reunite for a tour. Going into candid detail about the split and where everyone’s careers are currently at, Kangol says he tried to get the group back together after purchasing the name UTFO again. With no beef on his end he hopes to get them all in the same room again soon.
You can watch the full interview above and keep up with Kangol on Twitter @.