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Rapper Marvin Young grew up middle-class and earned a degree in economics from USC, where he met Michael Ross and Matt Dike, co-founders of the fledgling Delicious Vinyl rap label. He made his debut as Young MC on the single "I Let 'Em Know." In 1989, Young collaborated with Tone-Loc on "Wild Thing," the first Top Ten pop hit for a black rapper, and the follow-up smash "Funky Cold Medina." Young stepped out on his own later in the year with the Top Ten smash "Bust a Move," a good-natured examination of romantic successes and failures spiced by his sense of humor and quick-tongued rapping. The song won a Grammy for Best Rap Performance, and its strong pop appeal helped the attendant album, Stone Cold Rhymin', go platinum. The follow-up, "Principal's Office," was a humorous, everyday high-school tale resembling a Chuck Berry plot, and also climbed into the Top 40. Following Young's success, he split acrimoniously from Delicious Vinyl, citing restrictions on his work and unwanted tinkering with his album; the label sued him for breach of contract and eventually settled out of court. Young signed with Capitol and released Brainstorm in 1991, expanding into message tracks promoting personal responsibility. The album didn't fare as well, and by 1993, audience tastes had shifted toward harder-edged hip-hop, rendering What's the Flavor? a flop. In late 2000, he returned with Ain't Going Out Like That on the indie label Young Man Moving. It didn't make much of an impression in the rap world, but Young continued to release independent albums, including Engage the Enzyme (2002), Adrenaline Flow (2007), and Relentless (2009), throughout the decade. In 2009, he made an appearance in the Oscar-nominated film Up in the Air. ~ Steve Huey
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Albums by
Young MC

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    12 songs

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    Relentless

    14 songs

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    B-Sides Demos & Remixes

    12 songs

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    Adrenaline Flow

    16 songs

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    Engage the Enzyme

    13 songs

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    Stone Cold Rhymin'

    11 songs

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    Ain't Going out Like That

    5 songs

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    Babe - The Dance Mixes (Extended)

    5 songs

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    Babe - The Single Mixes

    5 songs

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    Bust a Move

    20 songs

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    Stone Cold Rhymin'

    13 songs

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    Stone Cold Rhymin'

    2 songs

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    Bust a Move/Got More Rhymes

    19 songs

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    Stone Cold Rhymin' [Deluxe Edition]

    12 songs

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    Return of the 1 Hit Wonder

    14 songs

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    What's the Flavor?

    13 songs

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    Brainstorm


Top Songs by
Young MC

  1.   Song
    Popularity
  2.   Bust a Move
  3.   Principal's Office
  4.   Know How
  5.   Pick Up the Pace
  6.   I Come Off
  7.   I Let 'Em Know
  8.   Non Stop
  9.   B-Boy Stance by Freestylers
  10.   Rollin'
  11.   Used To Be
  12.   Know How Theme
  13.   Ease Back
  14.   Do You Feel Like I Do
  15.   Babe
  16.   Oh!
  17.   My Name Is Young
  18.   Get Your Boogie On
  19.   When I Spot The Loot
  20.   All That And A Bag Of Chips
  21.   Bring It
  22.   I Come Off/Bust a Move
  23.   Got More Rhymes
  24.   What's the Flavor?
  25.   We Can Do This
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    Party Hip Hop/R&B


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