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Young M.A is a FME Booking Artist. For further info regarding bookings, contact us Now at info@fme-booking.com

 

Young M.A, the down-to-earth  woman in the rap industry

From a real name, Katorah Marrero, the artist was born April 3, 1992, in Brooklyn, New York. As an American rapper, she chose a stage name, Young M.A.

 

Early life

She started rapping when she was 9 and later she developed talents over the nine following years. During her childhood, she was living in Virginia. She moved several times to different cities in the South of the United States. At 16, she settled back in Brooklyn. While being a child, Young M.A began rapping in a corner store. In 2015,  she was encouraged by Buckshot during the 20’s anniversary celebration of Mobb Deep’s « The Indamous ». her music career was launched. She decided to refund a recording studio with the help of local record producers.

Her talent and career

In 2014, she got famous among the RedLyfe Pain Gang. A Facebook post made her song “Brooklyn Chiraq” viral. The song became viral.
2015 was the year when she decided to release a new song, called “Body Bag”, her next “Youtube” hit according to Rolling Stone’s point of view. The release of her mixtape “Sleep Wallin’” was announced as a “throughtful debut project”.

 

Her big single “Ooouuu”, peaked the position number 19 on the US Billboard Hot 100 Chart, in 2016. On Spotify, the song obtained 7 million plays in September 2016. This hit was largely remixed, other rappers and hip hop artists like French Montana, Remy Ma, Uncle Murda, Jadakiss, A$AP Ferg, Tink and Bryan Mathers adapted their own version of the single.
Tom Breihan from Stereogum acclaimed the hit “Ooouuu” as an intense, brash, hard-as-fuck piece of rider music. This success song showed the arrival on the rap scene, of a major rap talent. The popularity of “Ooouuu” drew attention from American labels even if Young M.A is an independent artist. During the 2016 BET Hip Hop Awards, she performed “Ooouuu” and realized a freestyle with a cypher. XXL Magazine described her performance as a “show-stopping freestyle … one of the best freestyles of the night”. However, the artist was quite disappointed, pointing that BET suppressed a part or her performance, in spite of the positive media welcome.

In 2017, she dropped a first album « Herstory » and toured in the US, Canada and had dates in Sweden, London and The Netherlands. In Self M.Ade she sings « Rich and famous
But I just want the money, I don’t want that fame shit »

She was proposed the role of Freda Gatz in Empire, the TV Show, but she declined the offer saying that she preferred to continue her own career as a rapper artist. She seems very grateful to accomplish what she has, and looks determined to make more successful music.

Young M.A is a FME Booking Artist. For further info regarding bookings, contact us Now at info@fme-booking.com