Young MC
British rapper
Young MC
Marvin Young, better known by his stage name Young MC, is an English-born American singer, rapper and actor. He is best known for his 1989 hit "Bust a Move". His debut album Stone Cold Rhymin' found international acclaim however subsequent albums have not reached the same level of success. Young has also appeared in film in acting roles and cameo appearances, and has appeared in several television programs.
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Lynyrd Skynyrd Michael Cartellone Reveals His Artist Side
Huffington Post - 22 days
Michael Cartellone of Lynyrd Skynyrd fame has more than drums to play. Cartellone has recently revealed his amazing ability of making music with paint on the canvas as well. Painting at the age of four, Michael's skills were recognized by his Kindergarten teacher. Taking notice of the very young savant, the teacher advised Cartellone's parents to inspire him to expand his talent. Joseph and Grace Cartellone soon enrolled their artistic son at the Cleveland Institute of Art. Artist Meets Music Photo courtesy of Michael Cartellone At nine year's old the talented painter also discovered his love of drumming. As quick as he took to the canvas, Michael took off with his musical ability as well. The future Lynyrd Skynyrd drummer had his first professional engagement at only 11-years old playing in his first bar gig. As others took notice of his drumming talent, the artist's painting was left in the studio. Michael played the live music scene in Cleveland with several bands. He to ...
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What I Know About Being Single Now That I'm In My 30s
Huffington Post - about 3 years
I had my first love affair when I was in the fifth grade. I think my 11-year-old paramour may have been the first guy to tell me, "I love you." On Valentine's Day, he gave me a red rose and a hot pink pencil with a heart-shaped eraser. He introduced me to Stephen King and took me to the best pizza joint on the block. When we weren't fighting dramatically, involving our entire social circle in our "domestic" squabbles, we'd play Truth Or Dare, listen to Rob Base & DJ EZ Rock tell us how "It Takes Two" or Young MC break down how to "Bust A Move," as if we had any clue. Ironically, I think we had more of a clue than either of us knew. I can only speak for myself a good 20-odd years later, but I had iterations of that very fraught affair -- a fifth grade romance -- throughout my 20s and even into my 30s. I suppose it's not such an unusual thing to relive, repeat or reenact the same dysfunctional relationship over and over again with the characters that fill your life. And, trust me, ...
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Meek Mill Rapper Dead At Age 18 (REPORT)
Huffington Post - over 3 years
Rapper Lil Snupe is dead at age 18, multiple sources are reporting, after being shot earlier this week. Website AllHipHop was the first to break the news Thursday morning, writing: "Now, I am hearing that he has been found dead. I don’t have a lot of details, but I heard he was shot by some haters. But, the young spitter is no longer here and slowing the the RIPs are rolling in." A manager for the emerging talent, who had recently signed with Meek Mill's Dream Chasers label, announced the news via his Twitter page. "The call I got this morning is un real RIP 2 my Lil nigga lilsnupe," manager Leem7st wrote on June 20, while also sharing a photo of him with the young MC. Friends DJ Smallz and Louie V Gutta also appeared to confirm the news of the young rapper's passing, sharing their condolences on Twitter, writing "RIP" and "I aint gone lie i cant stop crying! I Can't Believe My Youngin Gone!" Meek Mill has yet to issue a statement. No further details of the Louisi ...
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Young MC offers Jay Cutler a singing mulligan
Chicago Times - over 4 years
Rapper Young MC and a Kankakee city official reportedly want to give Jay Cutler a chance to redeem himself for his weak sauce rendition of "Take Me Out to the Ballgame" at Wrigley on Saturday.
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Azealia Banks Blasts T.I. On Twitter After Radio Show Comments
MTV News - almost 5 years
Young MC calls Tip a 'snitch' after he talked to Chicago morning show about her beef with Iggy Azalea. By Rob Markman, with reporting by Nadeska Alexis Azealia Banks Photo: Jim Dyson/ Redferns T.I. has been involved in his fair share of rap beef. From Lil' Flip to Ludacris to Shawty Lo, Tip has held his own against some pretty serious dudes, but when it comes to the attacks from rookie female MC Azealia Banks, the Trouble Man wants no part of it. Banks took exception when T.I.'s new artist Iggy Azalea landed the 2012 XXL Freshman cover earlier this year. The Harlem rapper had no problem lashing out at Iggy via Twitter, and when Tip defended his new protégé on DJ Drama's radio show in March, Banks fired shots at the King too. "[Banks] wasn't the only one who felt funny about it. It was a trending topic people felt so funny about it," Iggy told MTV News earlier this month about her inclusion on the Freshman list. Iggy wasn't chosen to be on XXL's coveted cover by ...
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Jeff Pollack: Live & Dangerous: The Two Coachellas
Huffington Post - almost 5 years
Today is the first day of the Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival, better known as simply Coachella. Previously only one weekend per year, Goldenvoice has expanded into two consecutive weekends this year to capitalize on its overwhelming popularity. The event has become synonymous with good music, good times, and good weather, so much so that the festival sells thousands of tickets months before the lineup is announced. Tomorrow will kickoff the first weekend, and with set times announced just a few days ago, attendees are busy scheduling their weekends and making the heartbreaking decisions of which band to catch and which to forego during conflicting performances. Though both weekends promise identical lineups, it's unclear if the set times and locations will be the same or shifted around next week. Coachella is one of the best music events of the year because it still has that pure "we all here for a good time" quality to it. Though its expansion and regulations ...
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Discount Tickets for Celebrate Fairfax!
Burke Patch - almost 5 years
 From April 2 until April 9, tickets to Celebrate Fairfax! can be purchased at 40 percent off the regular price. The 31st annual Celebrate Fairfax! Festival will be held on June 8-10 at the Fairfax County Government Center. The Celebrate Fairfax super early bird sale lasts one week only and is now available online at Using Celebrate Fairfax’s online ticketing system, there’s no need to wait in line. Tickets can be purchased and printed on a home computer.  Ticket prices will increase on April 10. National headliner concerts included in each day’s admission are: Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo; The Legwarmers; Legends of Hip-Hop hosted by Flavor Flav featuring Digital Underground, Rob Base, DJ Kool and Young MC.  In all, there will be more than 90 performances on eight festival stages. For general information about the Celebrate Fairfax! Festival, please or call (703) 324-FAIR (3247).  
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Arizona State Fair going old-school with performers -
Google News - over 5 years
Old School Jam night is on November 4th, and will headline Stevie B., Tone Loc, Lisa Lisa, Debbie Deb and Young MC. The Arizona State Fair lasts through November 20th. All shows are free with your Fair admission on a first come, first served basis
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Kano x Mikey J – Alien ft. Maxsta -
Google News - over 5 years
With the drop of their debut releases off of their “Not 4 The A List” free download series in the form of the riot discourtesy “Random Antics”, promising young MC's, Mikey J and Kano, have returned a second week in a row with some company on board
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WHY THE YANKEES NEED TO BUST A MOVE - Bleeding Yankee Blue (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
I'm not going to lie, the title of this post is very lame, but Young MC popped up on the ipod and moments before I was looking at a blank slate and thinking about Yankeeland and what is important to you guys. It clicked and it makes sense
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Rapper J. Cole Debuts Fierce First Album at New York Listening Party -
Google News - over 5 years
Often, the young MC sounded more like a devoted fan of his work than the star showcasing it. "This is the song where you may skip it the first time around, but then like six weeks later, you'll hear it and you're like 'Oh shit!
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Jay-Z vs Lil Wayne Reveals Hip-Hop's Generation Gap -
Google News - over 5 years
It's a great accomplishment for the young MC. Clearly, Wayne is the hottest MC in the rap game right now. But some people have jumped to conclusions about his status in Hip-Hop and true standing in the pantheon of great MCs
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Nas, Lauryn Hill, Wu-Tang Thrill Fans At Rock The Bells -
Google News - over 5 years
With DJ Premier backing him, Nas rapped the words to "NY State of Mind" and "It Ain't Hard to Tell" with a ferocity that recalled the young MC in 1994. Nas did, at times, depart from the Illmatic theme, treating his day-one fans to something special
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Even More Diggy: Kyles Files Complete Q&A with Diggy Simmons - RedEye Chicago (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
At the same time, he is getting co-signs from hip-hop luminaries including Nas, DJ Premier and Jay-Z. With Diggy in Chicago to perform at Dwyane Wade's Chicago's Got Talent Showcase on Saturday, RedEye talked to this young MC about hot topics,
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ValCom "Busts a Move" by Releasing Remake of Platters Hit With Young MC on iTunes - Sacramento Bee
Google News - over 5 years
PK) announced today that it is collaborating with Hip-Hop legend Young MC to release a new version of one of The Platters greatest hits. The song will be released as a single and will capitalize on Young MC's talents as a lyricist and musician to
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Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Young MC
  • 2009
    Age 41
    In 2009, Young released his eighth album, Relentless.
    More Details Hide Details Later that year, Young also landed a cameo role in the Jason Reitman film Up in the Air starring George Clooney. Young played himself, performing at a software convention which was crashed by Clooney’s character and those of his two female co-stars, Anna Kendrick and Vera Farmiga.
  • 2007
    Age 39
    He spent 2007 creating his seventh album, Adrenaline Flow, which was released in 2008.
    More Details Hide Details Immediately following Adrenaline Flow, Young released an online-only album, B-Sides, Demos and Remixes, compiled from unreleased, remixed and re-recorded tracks.
  • 2006
    Age 38
    After 20 years of living in Los Angeles, Young relocated to Scottsdale, AZ in 2006.
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  • 2005
    Age 37
    In September 2005, Young was cast in the VH1 reality show Celebrity Fit Club 3.
    More Details Hide Details Joining Young was Kelly Le Brock, Bruce Vilanch, Tempestt Bledsoe, Countess Vaughn, Chastity Bono, Jeff Conaway, Gunnar Nelson, and Rapper Bizarre of D12. Young won the competition, losing more weight than anybody else. Young also made an appearance in a special episode of The Best Damn Sports Show Period which featured "The Top 50 Sports Moments of the 80's". Young crafted lyrics and performed a sports-themed rap song alongside KRS-One and Kool Moe Dee.
  • 2004
    Age 36
    In December 2004 Young traveled to Vancouver to commence shooting for the film The Zero Sum.
    More Details Hide Details As an actor Young played Mr. Henderson, a publishing company executive. Film director Raphael Assaf and screenwriter Armen Evrensel asked Young to help create the film, for which he is a co-executive producer. Young also teamed up with Baltimore rapper KNOXX to create "Brotherly Love", the film's theme song.
  • 2002
    Age 34
    In 2002, Young appeared as a contestant on Weakest Link – Rap Stars Edition.
    More Details Hide Details He was joined by Run of Run-D.M.C., DJ Quik, Jermaine Dupri, Da Brat, B-Real of Cypress Hill, Xzibit, and Nate Dogg. Young went on to win the celebrity contest, outlasting Xzibit in the finals. All of the proceeds from his winning performance were donated to the Humane Society.
    In 2002, he released his sixth album, Engage the Enzyme.
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  • 2000
    Age 32
    In 2000, Young released his fifth album, Ain't Goin' Out Like That, on his own record label Young Man Moving Records.
    More Details Hide Details The album was Young's first to chart since Brainstorm, peaking at No. 85 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart.
  • 1997
    Age 29
    In 1997 Young released his fourth album, Return of the 1 Hit Wonder, on the independent label Overall Records.
    More Details Hide Details The album produced two singles, "Madame Buttafly" and "On & Poppin" which charted at No. 25 and No. 23 respectively on the Hot Rap Songs chart.
  • 1993
    Age 25
    However his third album, What's the Flavor?, released in 1993, was a commercial failure, with both the album and its singles failing to chart.
    More Details Hide Details It was his second and final album on Capitol Records.
  • 1991
    Age 23
    Young signed with Capitol Records and released his second album, Brainstorm, in 1991.
    More Details Hide Details It reached No. 66 on the Billboard 200. Despite the absence of any strong single, the album achieved gold status in the US.
  • 1990
    Age 22
    The follow-up single, "Principal's Office", reached No. 33 on the Billboard Hot 100 and was nominated for Best Rap Video at the 1990 MTV Video Music Awards.
    More Details Hide Details Following Young's success, he left Delicious Vinyl, citing restrictions on his work and unwanted changes to his album. The label sued him for breach of contract and the two parties eventually settled out of court.
  • 1989
    Age 21
    In 1989, Young collaborated with Tone Lōc on the songs "Wild Thing" and "Funky Cold Medina".
    More Details Hide Details Young gained fame with the release of his single "Bust a Move", which reached No. 7 on the Billboard Hot 100 and won a Grammy for Best Rap Performance. The single helped Young's debut album, Stone Cold Rhymin', to reach No. 9 on the Billboard 200 and attain platinum status in the US.
    He is best known for his 1989 hit "Bust a Move".
    More Details Hide Details His debut album Stone Cold Rhymin' found international acclaim; however, subsequent albums have not reached the same level of success. Young has also appeared in film in acting roles and cameo appearances and has appeared in several television programs. Young was born in London to Jamaican immigrants. He left England at the age of three and moved to Queens, New York when he was eight years old. Young attended Hunter College High School in the Upper East Side of Manhattan. He went on to earn a degree in economics from the University of Southern California (USC). At USC he met Michael Ross and Matt Dike from the record company Delicious Vinyl. Young rapped over the phone for Ross and Dike, who ended up delivering a record contract to his USC dorm room.
  • 1967
    Born on May 10, 1967.
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