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.
Bust a Move
Stone Cold Rhymin'
This here's a tale for all the fellas
Try to do what those ladies tell us
Get shot down cause you're over zealous
Play hard to get an females get jealous
Ok smartie, go to a party
Girls are stancin the crowd is showin body
A chick walks by you wish you could sex her
But you're standin on the wall like you was Poindexter
Next days function, high class luncheon
Food is served and you're stone cold munchin'
Music comes on, people start to dance
But then you ate so much you nearly split your pants
A girl starts walkin, guys start gawkin'
Sits down next to you and starts talkin'
Says she wanna dance cus she likes the groove
So come on fatso and just bust a move
You're on a mission and you're wishin'
someone could cure you're lonely condition
You're lookin for love in all the wrong places
Not fine girls just ugly faces
From frustration first inclination
Is to become a monk and leave the situation
But every dark tunnel has a lighter hope
So don't hang yourself with a celibate rope
New movie's showin... so you're goin
Could care less about the five you're blowin
Theatre gets dark just to start the show
When you spot a fine woman sittin in the front row
She's dressed in yellow, she says "Hello,
Come sit next to me you fine fellow"
You run over there without a second to loose
And what comes next, hey bust a move
If you want it baby you've got it (repeat)
Just bust a move
In the city ladies look pretty
Guys tell jokes so they can seem witty
Tell a funny joke just to get some play
Then you try to make a move and she says "no way"
Girls a fakin' ... goodness sakin'
They want a man who brings home the bacon
Got no money and you got no car
Then you got no woman and there you are
Some girls are sophistic... materialistic
Looking for a man makes them opportunistic
They're lyin on the beach perpetratin a tan
So that a brother with money can be their man
So on the beach you're strollin'... real high-rollin'
Everything you have is your's and not stolen
A girl runs up with somethin to prove
So don't just stand there, bust a move
Your best friend Harry has a brother Larry
In five days from now he's gonna marry
He's hopin you can make it there if you can
'Cause in the ceremony you'll be the best man
You say "neato"... check your libido
And roll to the church in your new tuxedo
The bride walks down just to start the wedding
And there's one more girl you won't be getting
So you start thinkin, then you start blinkin
A bride maid looks and thinks that you're winkin
She thinks you're kinda cute so she winks back
And now you're feelin really fine cus the girl is stacked
Reception's jumpin, bass is pumpin
Look at the girl and your heart starts thumpin
Says she wants to dance to a different groove
Now you know what to do g, bust a move