Marvin Young (aka Young MC) was born May 10, 1967 in the town of Neasden in London, England. His family left England and came to Queens New York near Hollis, home of Run-DMC. He began rapping at the age of 10 and continued honing his skills until he was signed to Delicious Vinyl in 1987 during his junior year of college. While completing his last 2 years at USC, Young MC helped write "Wild Thing" and "Funky Cold Medina" for Tone Loc. Wild Thing would sell nearly 4 million copies and Funky Cold Medina would sell well over 2 million copies.
Bust A Move was the final song that Young MC recorded for his 1989 debut album, Stone Cold Rhymin. In January 1990 Young MC won the American Music Award for Best Rap Artist. In February 1990 Young MC won a Grammy Award for Best Rap Performance. He also won the Billboard Award for the Best New Pop Artist in December 1990.
Stone Cold Rhymin was the last album that many people remember from Young MC. To date Young MC has recorded eight studio albums. The albums include Brainstorm, Whats The Flavor, Return Of The One Hit Wonder, Aint Goin Out Like That, Engage The Enzyme, Adrenaline Flow and Relentless. Young MC also released an online compilation of previously unreleased tracks and re-recordings entitled B-Sides, Demos and Remixes.