Young MCwas born as Marvin Young on May 10, 1967, in South Wimbleton, England. Marvin was raised in Queens, New York. He graduated from Hunter College High School in New York City. After graduation, he moved to California to attend the University of Southern California. He graduated college in 1989with a Bachelorís Degree in Economics. He graduated before his first album, Stone Cold Rhyminí had been completed. Stone Cold Rhyminí was his debut album is considered to be a brilliant pop rap album. It was also reissued by Rhino records and was first recorded on the Delicious Vinyl Record label. Although Marvin was born in England, he is considered to be an American rapper and songwriter. His best known hit was Bust A Move and it won the second and last Grammy Award for Best Rap Recording at the Grammy Awards in 1990.
Marvin produced the hit, Bust a Move, and he also co-wrote the hits, Wild Thing, and Funky Cold Medina for Tone Loc. He also appeared in Taco bell and Pepsi commercials in 1990. His followup video was Principalís Office and it did not meet much success but it was nominated for Best Rap Video at the 1990 MTV Video Music Awards. Marvinís album, Brainstorm, did not get far and his single from the album, Thatís the Way Love Goes, did not meet much success either. It seemed that he had lost favor with the public and his career was fading fast. He continued recording albums in spite of that fact although his rap songs did not seem to be the kind of rap that was in demand with the times. He was featured for a short while on the 2002 VH1 program 100 Greatest one-Hit Wonders. In 2002 he appeared on the hip hop section of The Weakest Link. He came out the winner on that one. Marvin returned to the spotlight when he appeared on the VH1's Celebrity Fit Club 3 in 2006. Marvin completed his most recent album called, Adrenaline Flow in 2007. Songs from his album will be submitted to video games, commercials, tv shows, films, and any other alternative sources for licensing.
The albums that Marvin has released were, Stone Cold Rhyminí in 1989, and it hit number 9 on the Billboard 200, and number 8 on the Top R&B/Hip Hop Albums chart. In 1991, he released Brainstorm which hit number 66 on the Billboard 200 chart and number 61 on the R&B Rap/Hip Hop chart. Other Albums were, Whatís the Flavor (1993), Return of the 1 Hit Wonder (1997), Ainít Going Out Like That (2000), Engage the Enzyme (2002), and Adrenaline Flow (2007).
Young MC also released 8 singles which were spinoffís from the albums.
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