Marvin Young (born May 10, 1967) better known by his stage name Young MC is a British born, American rapper. He is best known for his 1989 hit "Bust a Move".
Young was born Marvin Young in South Wimbledon, London, England but raised in Queens, New York. After graduating from Hunter College High School in New York City, he moved to California to attend the University of Southern California. He graduated in 1989 with a bachelor's degree in economics, which he received before Stone Cold Rhymin' completed production.
In 1989, Young rose to prominence with his hit "Bust a Move", from his debut album Stone Cold Rhymin', which won the second (and last ever) Grammy Award for "Best Rap Recording" at the 1990 Grammy Awards, during the golden age of hip hop. His Grammy acceptance speech was interrupted by Flavor Flav of fellow nominees Public Enemy, who ran on stage and mockingly congratulated him for his win. The bass line of the song was provided by Flea of Red Hot Chili Peppers fame, with backing vocals sung by Stevie Wonder's studio background vocalist Crystal Blake. The breakdown came from a sampling of Dennis Coffey & The Detroit Guitar Band's Scorpio. Originally recorded on the Delicious Vinyl record label, it was re-issued by Rhino Records
Young returned to the spotlight in 2006 by appearing on VH1's Celebrity Fit Club 3. Young currently lives in Arizona and is still performing. "Bust A Move" has been used numerous times in commercials and films, as well as being a popular track in health club rotations.
The Song "Bust a move" is one track on Microsoft's karaoke game Lips for Xbox 360.