May 10th – Young MC was born Marvin Young in London, England, on this day in 1967.
Young MC and his family left England and moved to Queens, New York was he was 8 years old.
While attending The University Of Southern, California, where he eventually earned a degree in economics, Young MC met executives from Delicious Vinyl Records, who would sign the studious scholar to a degree right there in his dorm room.
In 1989, Young MC collaborated with label mate Tone Loc and co-wrote his smash hits “Funky Cold Medina” and “Wild Thing.”
That same year Young MC released his platinum selling debut album “Stone Cold Rhymin” which contained the huge hits “Principal’s Office” and the chart topping, Grammy winning “Bust A Move.” Both hits featured bass playing by Flea of The Red Hot Chili Peppers.
Young MC would go on to release seven more albums over the years since, with 2009’s “Relentless” being the most recent.
In 2000, Young MC launched his own label called Young Man Moving Records which released his album “Ain’t Goin’ Out Like That” the same year.
In 2002, Young MC appeared on television’s “Weakest Link – Rap Stars Edition” alongside DJ Quik, Da Brat, Jermaine Dupri, Nate Dogg, Xzibit, B-Real of Cypress Hill and the legendary Reverend Run of Run-DMC.
In 2005, he also appeared on television’s “Celebrity Fit Club 3”, beating out Kelly LeBrock, Jeff Conaway, Gunnar Nelson, Bruce Vilanch, Bizarre of D-12, Tempestt Bledsoe and Chastity Bono in a celebrity weight loss competition.
Young MC appeared with the legendary KRS-One and Kool Moe Dee in a sports-themed rap performance on “The Best Damn Sports Show Period.”
Young MC has also appeared in the films “Up In The Air” and ”The Zero Sum” to name a few.