Watch “Bust a Move” by Young MC + 5 Things You Might Not Know About the Classic Hip Hopper
Today on Power 95.9 we're going a little retro - you might have heard 'Bust a Move' by Young MC blast through the airwaves just now.
Remember Young MC? Are you sure? The guy was a little more complicated than you might have known. Here are five facts about the classic hip hopper (plus a classic performance of 'Bust a Move').
5. He's a smart dude.
Young finished a degree in economics at the University of Southern California before becoming a nationwide star in 1989.
4. He got started as a Tone-Loc collaborator.
3. He's lived through serious tragedy.
Back in 1994, his father was convicted of killing his mother, which put his dwindling success as a pop artist further on the wane.
2. He's been trying (unsuccessfully) to make a comeback.
Ever since his breakthrough in 1989, Young's been trying to top 'Bust a Move' - releasing seven unsuccessful albums since the monster "Stone Cold Rhymin.'"
1. He has worked with George Clooney.
Young acted alongside Clooney in the 2009 movie Up in the Air, making a cameo as a rapper at a software convention.
Check out Young MC performing "Bust a Move" on Arsenio in 1989.