Many people hadn’t heard of rapper Young M.A. until her song, “OOOUUU”, started to receive massive airplay and seemingly blew up overnight. If you’ve been listening to HBR sure you’ve heard it. In six months, the song has reached over 114 million views on YouTube. But, who is Young M.A., really?
Young M.A was born and raised in Brooklyn. She has been rapping since she was nine years old. It took a long time for her to develop into the artist that she is today – clad in tattoos and braided hair. 50 Cent’s Get Rich or Die Tryin’was her introduction to hip-hop and it shows. Young M.A is definitely on her way to becoming not only the next big artist to come out of New York, but one of the hottest rappers in the game.
You would think that Young M.A would just mirror the typical style of today’s artists, trap beats and simple rhythms. But, what sets Young M.A apart is that she can actually flow. She has bars and is able to string together similes and metaphors over various beats. She tells real stories, speaks about real things, and is really about the life that she raps about. It is amazing and such a rare site in today’s rap game.
Also, another important part of her persona is that she is not afraid to hide that she is part of the LGBTQ community and represents it proudly. She carries herself in a masculine way and feels most comfortable doing so.
So there you have it, go and check out some of her great music, it is a breath of fresh air!