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Young MC established himself as an artist, first releasing “I Let ‘Em Know”, “The Fastest Rhyme”, and “My Name Is Young” in the spring of 1988 on a blue-label 12-inch vinyl which is the only true independent release of Young MC’s early career. All 3 tracks were played in heavy rotation on KDAY in Los Angeles, helping him develop a strong underground following on the West Coast before pop radio even heard of Young MC.

In the fall of 1988, Young MC released “Know How” on Delicious Vinyl/Island which was his first release with major distribution. From the fall of ’88 to the spring of ’89, Young MC recorded the rest of his debut album “Stone Cold Rhymin’” while completing his Bachelor’s Degree in Economics from USC. “Bust A Move” was the last song recorded for his album, a direct reaction to Tone Loc’s success with two up-tempo dance/rap tracks.

The music video for “Bust A Move” was released within a week of his graduation from USC. The lyrics to “Bust A Move” were written by Young MC in 90 minutes in his campus apartment at USC. The lyrics were never edited; he recorded his first draft to the track. The bass line featured in “Bust a Move” was played by Flea, the legendary bassist for the Red Hot Chili Peppers. Flea also appeared in the music video for “Bust A Move”, wearing pants that still evoke comments more than 20 years later. The female vocals in “Bust A Move” were sung by Stevie Wonder’s studio background vocalist Crystal Blake, not Diana Ross as was rumored at the time.

“Stone Cold Rhymin’” was released in May 1989, and Young MC went on tour to promote his debut album. He made a deal with his parents that if his music career did not succeed that summer, that he would attend graduate school in the fall of 1989. Succeed is an understatement for what began for Young MC in the summer of 1989. Both “Bust A Move” the single, and “Stone Cold Rhymin’” the album would achieve multi-platinum status before the end of 1990.

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Hi. We are Jay Siegan Presents. We are the talent liaisons that curate, ideate, and connect you to the right artists to transform special events into experiences of a lifetime. Our roots are those of musicologists and culture hawks, deeply embedded in the living performing arts. This is the foundation of our work, the soul of our business, and what we've been doing for over 25 years. We have the capacity and capability to bring any artist from anywhere in the world to your event. 

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