Hip-hop legends Young MC and Tone Loc both appeared at Studio 54 inside the MGM Grand Hotel/Casino in Las Vegas on Sunday night. Question is ... READ MORE >
Marvin Young (born May 10, 1967), better known by his stage name Young MC, is an English-born American rapper. He is best known for his 1989 hit "Bust a Move". His family left England and came to Queens, New York, near Hollis, home of Run-D.M.C.. In 1977, at the age of 10, Marvin Young witnessed the technique of live rapping for the first time in his friend Jeff Taylor’s basement. At a young age, Young MC couldn't remember all of his rhymes, so he read them, carrying them around in a plastic bag. One night a shootout broke out at a block party and he had to run off without his bag. Despite getting it back the next day, that incident taught Young MC the lesson of memorizing his rhymes for performance. He still has his childhood habit today, reading his rhymes in the studio for all his recordings, even if he does have them memorized beforehand. Young MC’s early musical influences included Chic, KC and The Sunshine Band, Parliament-Funkadelic, Fleetwood Mac, Bob Marley, The Eagles, and Kool And The Gang.