NYOIL (pronounced N-Y Oil) (born April 29, 1971) is an American emcee from Staten Island, New York City. His name was formerly an acronym for New York's Original International Lover. He has been rapping since he was 12. In 1991, as Kool Kim, he released the first of two albums with Hass G as the group the U.M.C.'s. But around the same time that Nas released Hip Hop Is Dead, NYOIL put a video up on MySpace and YouTube for his song "Y'All Should All Get Lynched", which was produced by DJ Slice of The Cr8Kickers. The track calls for the lynching of a number of major-label rappers, and the video features pictures of current rap stars such as 50 Cent and Three 6 Mafia coupled with images of lynchings, slavery, and minstrelsy. The video was banned from YouTube after less than 48 hours, and attracted a large amount of media attention for its controversial content. NYOIL did not give much biographical detail, refusing even to be photographed without his sunglasses on. NYOIL released his solo debut full-length album, HoodTREASON, on June 26, 2007. Singles from the album include "Y'All Should All Get Lynched," "Purrrfect Beat," and "Hip Hop Ya Don't Stop".HoodTREASON was reissued by Babygrande Records in 2008. NYOIL has also received acclaim for his live shows.