The Universal Movement for Advancing Hip Hop

The UMAHH is a movement founded out of the Twin Cities, Minnesota, for advancing the culture of what has come to be known as Hip Hop a force for uplifting the youth. 

                                                P.H.A.S.E. 2, N.Y.C, 1972

                                                P.H.A.S.E. 2, N.Y.C, 1972

Our Lineage 

The UMAHH was born from the dismantling of the Universal Zulu Nation Twin Cities Omega chapter (originally Maasai Zulu). Originally conceived in 1984 in Zurich, Switzerland, by P.H.A.S.E. 2, an original New York City (N.Y.C.) Aerosol Artist— sometimes traditionally referred to as Graffiti Writers (Graf Writer). The Omega chapter of the Universal Zulu Nation has been directly sanctioned under the Universal Zulu Nation Supreme Council leadership.
From the arguable heart and center of Hip Hop, The Bronx, P.H.A.S.E. 2 is regarded as the major creative force behind "Wild Style" (a heavily influential Hip Hop movie)             and accredited for being the originator of "bubble lettering" or "softie" graffiti writing. This puffed-out marshmallow-like form of writing has been long regarded as not only a staple of our history but also a defining factor in the culture of Hip Hop aerosol art. His work became regarded as highly diverse and abstract amongst the N.Y.C. area. Fellow early Aerosol Artist to this to say of the early influence P.H.A.S.E. 2 had pushing the art form:
One of the things about Phase is that he was the only person at the time whose name could roll by ten times and each piece was different. That’s what you noticed about his work.
— Vulcan (from the book Writer of the Storm by John Maizels)