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Marvin Young (II)

Soundtrack | Actor | Composer
* Starred info submitted by page owner via IMDb Resume (has not been verified by IMDb).

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Past Film & Video (31 titles)YEARBUDGETU.S. GROSS
  • Primary photo for The We and the IThe We and the I Soundtrack (as Young MC), Performer ("Bust A Move", "Principal's Office", "Know How", "Got More Rhymes") (as Young MC), Writer ("Bust A Move", "Principal's Office", "Know How", ""I Come Off", "Got More Rhymes")  Less 2012 $28K
  • Primary photo for The Perks of Being a WallflowerThe Perks of Being a Wallflower Performer ("Bust a Move") (as Young MC), Writer ("Bust a Move")  Less 2012 $13MM $18MM
  • Primary photo for Pitch PerfectPitch Perfect Performer ("Bust A Move", "212 vs. Bust A Move" (uncredited)) (as Young MC), Writer ("Bust A Move", "212 vs. Bust A Move" (uncredited))  Less 2012 $17MM $65MM
  • Primary photo for Up in the AirUp in the Air Young MC, Performer ("Bust A Move" (1989)) (as Young MC), Writer ("Bust A Move" (1989))  Less 2009 $25MM $84MM
  • Primary photo for The Blind SideThe Blind Side Performer ("Bust a Move") (as Young MC), Writer ("Bust a Move")  Less 2009 $29MM $256MM
  • Primary photo for Whip ItWhip It Performer ("Know How") (as Young MC), Writer ("Know How")  Less 2009 $15MM $13MM
  • Primary photo for The Zero SumThe Zero Sum Mr. Henderson (as Young MC)  Less 2009 CAD 2MM
  • Primary photo for ObsessedObsessed Writer ("Wild Thing")  Less 2009 $20MM $68MM
  • Primary photo for 17 Again17 Again Performer ("Bust a Move") (as Young MC), Writer ("Bust a Move")  Less 2009 $20MM $64MM
  • Primary photo for You, Me and DupreeYou, Me and Dupree Performer ("Bust a Move") (as Young MC), Writer ("Funky Cold Medina", "Bust a Move")  Less 2006 $54MM $76MM
  • Primary photo for Keeping Up with the SteinsKeeping Up with the Steins Writer ("Funky Cold Medina") (as M. Young)  Less 2006 $4.3MM
  • Primary photo for Shut Up and SingShut Up and Sing Writer ("Wild Thing")  Less 2006 $1MM $22K
  • Primary photo for GrindGrind Performer ("Bust a Move") (as Young MC), Writer ("Bust a Move")  Less 2003 $5.1MM
  • Primary photo for Charlie's Angels: Full ThrottleCharlie's Angels: Full Throttle Writer ("Wild Thing")  Less 2003 $120MM $101MM
  • Primary photo for Dark BlueDark Blue Writer ("Wild Thing")  Less 2002 $15MM $9.1MM
  • Primary photo for Like MikeLike Mike Writer ("Funky Cold Medina")  Less 2002 $30MM $51MM
  • Primary photo for Filthy McNastyFilthy McNasty (Video) Writer ("Bust A Move")  Less 2002
  • Primary photo for Max Keeble's Big MoveMax Keeble's Big Move Writer ("Big Move")  Less 2001 $12MM $17MM
  • Primary photo for Don't Say a WordDon't Say a Word Writer ("Funky Cold Medina")  Less 2001 $50MM $55MM
  • Primary photo for The AnimalThe Animal Writer ("Wild Thing")  Less 2001 $22MM $56MM
  • Primary photo for See Spot RunSee Spot Run Performer ("Bust A Move") (as Young MC), Writer ("Bust A Move")  Less 2001 $35MM $33MM
  • Primary photo for Dude, Where's My Car?Dude, Where's My Car? Performer ("Bust A Move") (as Young MC), Writer ("Bust A Move") (as Marvin Bruce Young)  Less 2000 $13MM $47MM
  • Primary photo for BedazzledBedazzled Writer ("Wild Thing")  Less 2000 $48MM $38MM
  • Primary photo for The ReplacementsThe Replacements Writer ("Bust A Move")  Less 2000 $50MM $45MM
  • Primary photo for Can't Hardly WaitCan't Hardly Wait Performer ("Bust A Move") (as Young MC), Writer ("Bust A Move", "Funky Cold Medina")  Less 1998 $10MM $25MM
  • Primary photo for SteelSteel Writer ("Must a Move")  Less 1997 $16MM $1.7MM
  • Primary photo for PantherPanther Recruit  Less 1995 $6.8MM
  • Primary photo for Concert Film Ozzy Osbourne, Faith No More, Young M.C.Concert Film Ozzy Osbourne, Faith No More, Young M.C. Young M.C.  Less 1993
  • Primary photo for Mystery DateMystery Date Writer ("Funky Cold Medina")  Less 1991 $6.2MM
  • Primary photo for DowntownDowntown Performer ("PRINCIPAL'S OFFICE") (as Young M.C.)  Less 1990 $2.3MM
  • Primary photo for Uncle BuckUncle Buck Performer ("GOT MORE RHYMES", "BUST A MOVE") (as Young MC), Writer ("GOT MORE RHYMES", "WILD THING (WILD BEATS)", "BUST A MOVE")  Less 1989 $67MM
Past Television (16 titles)YEAREPISODE COUNT
  • Primary photo for The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy FallonThe Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (TV Series) Writer ("Wild Thing") (1 episode, 2014)  Less 2014 1
    • Justin Timberlake (Feb 21, 2014) Writer ("Wild Thing") (uncredited)  Less
  • Primary photo for Who Wants to Be a MillionaireWho Wants to Be a Millionaire (TV Series) Writer ("Bust a Move") (1 episode, 2010)  Less 2010 1
  • Primary photo for Late Night with Jimmy FallonLate Night with Jimmy Fallon (TV Series) Writer ("Bust a Move") (1 episode, 2010)  Less 2010 1
    • Episode #2.4 (Jan 7, 2010) Writer ("Bust a Move")  Less
  • Primary photo for GleeGlee (TV Series) Writer ("Bust a Move") (1 episode, 2009)  Less 2009 1
    • Mash-Up (Oct 21, 2009) Writer ("Bust a Move") (uncredited)  Less
  • Primary photo for My Name Is EarlMy Name Is Earl (TV Series) Writer ("Funky Cold Medina") (1 episode, 2007)  Less 2007 1
    • The Birthday Party (Feb 15, 2007) Writer ("Funky Cold Medina") (uncredited)  Less
  • Primary photo for ScrubsScrubs (TV Series) Writer ("Funky Cold Medina") (1 episode, 2006)  Less 2006 1
    • My Mirror Image (Nov 30, 2006) Writer ("Funky Cold Medina") (uncredited)  Less
  • Primary photo for Totally AwesomeTotally Awesome (TV Movie) Writer ("Wild Thing") (as M. Young)  Less 2006
  • Primary photo for Yes, DearYes, Dear (TV Series) Soundtrack (1 episode, 2005)  Less 2005 1
  • Primary photo for Late Show with David LettermanLate Show with David Letterman (TV Series) Writer ("Wild Thing") (1 episode, 2005)  Less 2005 1
  • Primary photo for Beavis and Butt-HeadBeavis and Butt-Head (TV Series) Performer ("Principal's Office") (1 episode, 1993)  Less 1993 1
    • Sign Here (Mar 19, 1993) Performer ("Principal's Office") (as Young MC)  Less
  • Primary photo for MMCMMC (TV Series) Ben Covette Interview (1 episode, 1993)  Less 1993 1
  • Primary photo for Parker Lewis Can't LoseParker Lewis Can't Lose (TV Series) Film Teacher (1 episode, 1992)  Less 1992 1
  • Primary photo for Ferris BuellerFerris Bueller (TV Series) Writer ("Funky Cold Medina") (1 episode, 1990)  Less 1990 1
  • Primary photo for Doogie Howser, M.D.Doogie Howser, M.D. (TV Series) Writer ("Wild Thing") (1 episode, 1989), Performer ("Bust a Move") (1 episode, 1990)  Less 1989–1990 2
    • Use a Slurpy, Go to Jail (Feb 28, 1990) Performer ("Bust a Move") (uncredited)  Less
    • Pilot (Sep 19, 1989) Writer ("Wild Thing") (uncredited)  Less
  • Primary photo for Midnight CallerMidnight Caller (TV Series) Writer ("Wild Thing") (1 episode, 1989)  Less 1989 1
    • The Fall (Mar 28, 1989) Writer ("Wild Thing") (uncredited)  Less
  • Primary photo for The Sports Illustrated for Kids ShowThe Sports Illustrated for Kids Show (TV Series) Composer  Less 1997– 
Self (15 titles)YEARBUDGETU.S. GROSS
  • Primary photo for Dance CentralDance Central (Video Game) Writer ("Bust A Move")  Less 2010

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Education (submitted by page owner via IMDb Resume)

  • University Of Southern California * – BA Economics 1989 Los Angeles, CA

Additional Awards (submitted by page owner via IMDb Resume)

  • Grammy Awards * – Best Rap Performance 1990
  • American Music Awards * – Best Rap Artist 1990
  • Billboard Awards * – Best New Artist 1990

Additional Resume Info (submitted by page owner via IMDb Resume)

  • * Marvin Young (aka Young MC) was born May 10, 1967 in the town of Neasden in
    London, England. His family left England and came to Queens New York near
    Hollis, home of Run-DMC. In 1977 at the age of 10, Marvin Young witnessed
    the technique of live rapping for the first time in his friend Jeff
    Taylor’s basement. Marvin was hooked instantly, and Young MC was born.

    At such a tender age, Young MC couldn't remember all of his rhymes so he
    read them, carrying them around in a plastic bag. One night a shootout
    broke out at a block party and he had to run off without his bag. Despite
    getting it back the next day, that incident taught Young MC the lesson of
    memorizing his rhymes for performance. Ironically he still has his
    childhood habit today, reading his rhymes in the studio for all his
    recordings, even if he does have them memorized beforehand.

    Young MC’s early musical influences included Chic, KC and The Sunshine
    Band, Parliament- Funkadelic, Fleetwood Mac, Bob Marley, The Eagles, Kool &
    The Gang and many others. Going through his father’s huge vinyl collection,
    and hearing what his DJ friends were playing helped form the foundation of
    his musical approach. As a teenager, rapping to everything from “Good
    Times� and “Bounce, Rock, Skate, Roll� to the original Aerosmith "Walk This
    Way", and Billy Squier's "Big Beat" laid the groundwork that allowed Young
    MC to be comfortable with making accessible, crossover rap music once he
    got the chance to sign a professional record deal.

    In September 1987, during his 3rd year at the University Of Southern
    California in Los Angeles, Young MC was put in touch with Mike Ross, one of
    the owners of Delicious Vinyl. Young MC rapped over the phone for Mike Ross
    and Matt Dike, with lyrics that would later be included in his songs “I Let
    ‘Em Know� and “My Name Is Young�. Literally one week later, the founders of
    Delicious Vinyl delivered a recording contract to Young MC’s dorm room on
    the USC campus.

    While completing his last 2 years at USC, Young MC helped write "Wild
    Thing" and "Funky Cold Medina" for Tone Loc. A little known fact is that
    the first station to play Wild Thing was KROQ, better known for its
    specialty of cutting-edge alternative rock. “Wild Thing� achieved multi-
    platinum status in 1988, with sales totaling nearly 4 million copies.
    “Funky Cold Medina� achieved multi-platinum status in 1989, selling well
    over 2 million copies and establishing Marvin Young as a groundbreaking
    songwriter with his first two songwriting efforts.

    During the same period, Young MC began recording with Delicious Vinyl.
    Having no car yet, Young was driven from the USC campus to his sessions by
    Orlando Aguillen, the head of promotion at Delicious Vinyl. The studio was
    located in Matt Dike’s apartment, a modest walk-up over Santa Monica Blvd.
    with a 16-track mixing board in the living room and the vocal booth in the
    closet, complete with an old mattress used for soundproofing.

    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

    Contrary to popular belief, “Bust A Move� only managed to reach #7 on the
    pre-Soundscan Billboard Pop charts, but it remained on those charts for 40
    weeks. It outlasted Young MC’s 2nd single “Principal's Office� (Billboard
    Pop #33) which was nearly a gold single in it's own right, as well as his
    3rd release “I Come Off� (Billboard Pop #75). On the heels of Tone Loc’s
    success, it was obvious that a new sound in hip-hop music was being
    established in the recording industry.

    In early 1990, Young MC won the American Music Award for Best Rap Artist.
    He also won the Billboard Award for the Best New Pop Artist, the first time
    that award had been given to a Rap Artist. In February 1990 Young MC won a
    Grammy Award for Best Rap Performance. His win was the first time that the
    Rap Grammy presentation was televised. The historic significance was not
    lost on Young MC when he stated in an interview: “The Grammy Award
    establishes and solidifies your career as something special. From that day
    forward, I was known as "Grammy Winner Young MC". Not bad for a kid from
    Hollis who ran around with a bag of rhymes.�

    Also in 1990, Young MC made a breakthrough which would resonate through hip-
    hop as well as the advertising industry for decades. Young MC was chosen to
    be the spokesman for Pepsi’s “Cool Cans� media advertising campaign. Young
    MC filmed a television commercial and recorded two radio commercials for
    Pepsi using his own original music and lyrics. The television commercial
    was shown in 95% of Pepsi bottlers markets in the U.S. Several of these
    markets had never shown a hip-hop television commercial before, believing a
    rapper could not be an effective spokesperson for a nationwide campaign.
    The campaign proved to be so successful, Pepsi renegotiated Young MC’s
    original contract to include him in a similar campaign for Taco Bell.

    “Stone Cold Rhymin’� was the last album that many people remember from
    Young MC. However, to date he has recorded eight studio albums, and has
    released an online collection of material, much of which was never released
    commercially. The albums include “Brainstorm�, “What’s The Flavor�, “Return
    Of The One Hit Wonder�, “Ain’t Goin’ Out Like That�, “Engage The Enzyme�,
    “Adrenaline Flow� and “Relentless�. Young MC also released “B-Sides, Demos
    and Remixes�, a collection of unreleased and re-recorded material created
    over a 14 year period.

    Young MC’s next two releases, “Brainstorm� and “What’s The Flavor� were
    released in the early 1990’s on Capitol Records. Capitol had sold 15
    million copies of MC Hammer’s album “Please Hammer Don’t Hurt ‘Em�, which
    signaled the peak of the pop-rap phenomenon that Young MC helped usher in.
    “Brainstorm� shipped gold, and featured the single “That’s The Way Love
    Goes� (Billboard Pop #54). “What’s The Flavor� contained tracks produced by
    Ali Shaheed Muhammad of A Tribe Called Quest. However, the climate of rap
    music was decidedly turning more gangsta, and Young MC’s fun, positive
    rhymes fell out of favor with the major labels.

    “Return Of The One Hit Wonder� was released in 1997 and featured the dance
    party track “On And Poppin’�. Despite strong reviews and video rotation on
    BET, sales of the CD were disappointing at the time. However, the re-
    recorded version of “On And Poppin’� was prominently featured in an episode
    of the NBC Comedy “Scrubs� in 2006.

    Also in 1997, Young MC took on a music production project which was larger
    than anything he had ever done by himself to date. He was hired to compose
    and perform all of the original music for “The Sports Illustrated For Kids
    Show.� Young MC created the television show’s theme song, as well as
    creating individual themes for each episode’s featured athlete. Young MC
    composed and performed the original music for 2 full seasons of “The Sports
    Illustrated For Kids Show� before production ended in 1998. Even today,
    many episodes are re-broadcast for kids worldwide.

    In 2000, Young MC released the album “Ain’t Goin’ Out Like That.� Both the
    album and the title track entered the Billboard hip-hop chart, and Young MC
    began to tour extensively throughout the country. Young MC signed on with
    Bobby Bessone and Entertainment Artists Agency. Young MC was able to expose
    the fans of “Bust A Move� to songs from “Ain’t Goin’ Out Like That�, and
    the positive crowd response influenced his later material. Also, in 2007,
    the song “Ain’t Goin’ Out Like That� was featured in an episode of the ABC
    Comedy “Ugly Betty.�

    At the same time in 2000 that Young MC the artist released his album,
    Marvin Young the songwriter struck platinum again. Along with writing
    partner Will Wheaton, Marvin Young wrote Anastacia's "Not That Kind" which
    was a smash hit on several continents, and the title track to her debut
    album which has sold nearly 10 million copies to date. The worldwide
    success of “Not That Kind� established Marvin Young as a songwriter who had
    written 4 multi-platinum hit records in 3 different decades and 2 different

    In 2002, Young MC appeared as a contestant on “Weakest Link—Rap Stars
    Edition.� He was joined by Run of RUN-DMC, DJ Quik, Jermaine Dupri, Da
    Brat, B-Real of Cypress Hill, Xzibit, and Nate Dogg. Young MC went on to
    win the celebrity contest, outlasting Xzibit in the finals. All of the
    proceeds from his winning performance were donated to the Humane Society.

    Also in 2002 Young MC released “Engage The Enzyme�, an album that many felt
    was his best to date. The performance of multiple tracks from the album
    seems to back up that claim. In October 2002, the single “Heatseeker�
    reached #3 on the Billboard Hot R&B/Hip Hop Singles Sales Chart. A few
    weeks after that, “Heatseeker� reached #2 on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles
    Sales Chart, only being outsold by Kelly Clarkson’s “A Moment Like This.�
    The success of “Heatseeker� was the best chart performance for Young MC as
    an artist in well over a decade.

    “Stress Test� was another hit track from “Engage The Enzyme.� A video was
    shot in Vancouver by up and coming Canadian Director Shawn Angelski. The
    single and video were enough to secure a single deal for “Stress Test� with
    Orbit/Virgin Records in Germany. Remixes were made, and “Stress Test�
    performed well on the charts in Germany and other foreign territories.
    Also, the original version of “Stress Test� has been featured recently in
    two major motion picture trailers. It was featured in the film “Four
    Brothers� in 2005 and the film “Crossover� in 2006.

    “Feel The Love� was a third track from “Engage The Enzyme� which performed
    well…literally. Young MC took six tracks from “Engage The Enzyme� to the
    stage, and “Feel The Love� always received the strongest crowd response.
    Today, nearly 8 years after its release, “Feel The Love� is very often
    still part of a Young MC live performance, outlasting all other tracks from
    the album. “Feel The Love� was also licensed to two network television
    series. It was featured in the WB series “Wonderfalls� in 2004, and it was
    also featured in the hit HBO series “Entourage� in 2006.
    “Crucial� describes Young MC’s personal reaction to 9/11. He describes his
    unique feelings as a naturalized American citizen. Reviews of “Engage The
    Enzyme� often mentioned of “Crucial� specifically. A review by Dan LeRoy of
    All Music Guide praised: “The album’s finest moment, however, is
    “Crucial�—which not only became hip-hop’s best 9/11 song on its release,
    but easily bettered most of the attempts in any musical genre to capture
    that fateful day.� Young MC has never performed “Crucial� on stage in the 8
    years since “Engage The Enzyme� was released.

    “Engage The Enzyme� would serve as a springboard to other successful
    projects for Young MC. After viewing the B-Roll footage of Young MC from
    the “Stress Test� video and taking an introductory meeting with him,
    cutting-edge Canadian film director Raphael Assaf and screenwriter Armen
    Evrensel asked Young MC to help create a film project that would eventually
    be titled “The Zero Sum.� Young MC traveled to Vancouver, BC for shooting
    in December 2004.

    As an actor in “The Zero Sum�, Marvin Young played Mr. Henderson, a no-
    nonsense publishing company executive. Mr. Henderson’s firm had the task of
    reviewing the manuscript of the film’s hero Leonard, played by
    “Trainspotting� star Ewen Bremner. Marvin Young also Co-Executive Produced
    “The Zero Sum�, an essential role in the film getting made. Young MC also
    teamed up with Baltimore rapper KNOXX to create “Brotherly Love�, the theme
    song to “The Zero Sum�.

    Playing Leonard’s girlfriend Leah in the “The Zero Sum� was Sarah Strange,
    who co-starred in the ABC series “Men In Trees� with Anne Heche. Playing
    Leonard’s brother Patrick was David-Richmond-Peck, who had a role in the
    Keanu Reeves film “The Day The Earth Stood Still�. And playing Leonard’s
    best friend Chris was Tyler Labine who appeared in the ABC series
    “Invasion� and has the starring role in the 2010 Fox television series
    “Sons Of Tucson�.

    Upon its Canadian release in 2005, “The Zero Sum� received critical acclaim
    throughout the country, and the award recognition was soon to follow. In
    2006, actress Sarah Strange won the Leo Award for Best Lead Performance by
    a Female in a Feature Length Drama. That same year, “The Zero Sum� won the
    Toronto Reel World Film Festival Award for Outstanding Feature Film. In
    2007, “The Zero Sum� won the Canadian Filmmakers’ Festival Award for Best
    Feature Film. In barely two years, “The Zero Sum� had made a lasting
    impression on the nation of Canada.

    Back in the U.S., Young MC focused on producing KNOXX, featured on “The
    Zero Sum� theme “Brotherly Love.� KNOXX already had a strong underground
    following in his hometown of Baltimore, Maryland, and when he relocated to
    Atlanta, Georgia, he entered the 1998 Blaze Magazine Freestyle Battle and
    triumphed as the people’s choice with the greatest crowd response.

    Young MC met KNOXX in Los Angeles in 2004. The two began work on the album
    “Vigilante� which was completed in early 2006. The standout tracks included
    “Available�, “Go Get ‘Em�, “Ova Now�, and the title track “Vigilante.�
    Young MC was truly inspired during the making of this album. Young fed off
    the enthusiasm of an artist experiencing his first album. The process of
    creating KNOXX’s “Vigilante� re-lit the artistic flame under Young MC,
    which would become apparent in the volume and quality of subsequent Young
    MC musical projects.

    In September 2005 Young MC was cast in the VH1 reality show “Celebrity Fit
    Club 3.� The show aired in January 2006, creating unprecedented buzz about
    the All-Star cast. Joining Young MC was Kelly LeBrock, Bruce Vilanch,
    Tempestt Bledsoe, Countess Vaughan, Chastity Bono, Jeff Conaway, Gunnar
    Nelson, and Rapper Bizarre of D12. By season’s end, Young MC had lost the
    most weight of anyone in the cast, shedding 39 pounds in 14 weeks. Even
    several years later, “Celebrity Fit Club 3� remains as one of the highest
    rated shows in the 30 year history of VH1.

    Young MC also made an appearance in a special episode of “The Best Damn
    Sports Show Period� which featured “The Top 50 Sports Moments Of The 80’s.�
    Young MC crafted lyrics and performed a sports-themed rap song alongside
    hip-hop legends KRS-1 and Kool Moe Dee. The historical trio rocked the
    house with a performance which was a ratings hit for the original airing,
    and eventually became a widely viewed YouTube video.

    After 20 years of living in Los Angeles, Young MC relocated to Scottsdale,
    AZ in 2006. He spent 2007 creating the album “Adrenaline Flow� which was
    released in 2008. At this point, Young MC made the conscious decision to
    focus on the licensing opportunities which had been so successful for his
    lesser known material up to that point. There were multiple uses,
    particularly in the video game area. The most prominent licenses were for
    the tracks “Don’t Get It Twisted� and “Hit ‘Em Hard�, both of which were
    featured in the EA Sports Tiger Woods ’09 Video Game.

    An interesting event that occurred during 2007 was the use of “Bust A Move�
    by Olympic Gold Medalist speed skater Apolo Anton Ohno for his winning
    performance during the season finale of the ABC hit show “Dancing With The
    Stars.� Ohno invited Young MC to attend the taping, and Young MC was there
    to witness Ohno perform part of the routine blindfolded while he flawlessly
    completed an entertaining hip-hop routine which received the highest score
    of the night from the judges and secured the top spot for Apolo Anton Ohno
    as champion of the show’s 2007 season.

    Immediately following “Adrenaline Flow�, Young MC released an online-only
    album “B-Sides, Demos and Remixes.� Young MC compiled a diverse set of his
    unreleased tracks, remixed tracks, and re-recorded tracks to create this
    unique album. Many of the songs had already been licensed in various media,
    but there was no way for fans to purchase the songs if they liked them. Two
    of the re-recorded songs, “Rollin’� and “Get Your Boogie On�, had received
    regional airplay in the mid-90’s, and were released as singles but were
    never previously released on any album.

    The new version of “Rollin’� was used in the Burger King national
    advertising campaign “Open ‘Til Late� in 2004-2005. “Rollin’� was also
    featured in the NBC television series “Knight Rider� in October 2008. “Get
    Your Boogie On� was featured in the trailer for the animated feature film
    “Barnyard� in 2006, as well as multiple video game uses. The re-recorded
    version of “On And Poppin’� was featured prominently in an episode of the
    NBC Comedy Series “Scrubs� in 2006.

    In 2009 Young MC released his 8th album “Relentless�, focusing primarily on
    the same licensing opportunities that had been successful for him in the
    past. Later that year Young MC also landed a cameo role in the breakout
    Jason Reitman film “Up In The Air� starring George Clooney.

    Young MC played himself, performing at a software convention which was
    crashed by Clooney’s character and his two female co-stars Anna Kendrick
    and Vera Formiga. “Up In The Air� also co-starred Jason Bateman, utilized
    interviews of actual laid off workers and had a memorable cameo from “The
    Hangover� star Zach Galifianakis. “Up In The Air� received instant critical
    acclaim worldwide, and several reviews made positive mention of Young MC’s
    performance in particular.

    The end of 2009 proved to be an active time for Young MC in terms of
    licenses in film and television. On top of the performance of “Bust A Move�
    in “Up In The Air�, “Bust A Move� was also prominently featured in the film
    “The Blind Side� starring Sandra Bullock. “The Blind Side� was a surprise
    hit, holding the #1 box office spot for several consecutive weeks. Sandra
    Bullock has won multiple awards for her performance in “The Blind Side�,
    among them the SAG Award for Best Actress in a Motion Picture, and the
    Golden Globe Award for Best Female Performance in a Feature Film. During
    that same Golden Globe ceremony, Jason Reitman won the Golden Globe Award
    for Best Adapted Screenplay for his work on “Up In The Air.�
    “Bust A Move� was also featured in the wildly popular Fox television show
    “Glee� in October 2009. The cover performance of the song was a testament
    to the wide generational appeal of “Bust A Move� as a teacher performed the
    song for his students as an example of a mash-up for an assignment in
    class. “Know How�, another track from Young MC’s debut album “Stone Cold
    Rhymin’�, was featured in the film “Whip It� which was Drew Barrymore’s
    directorial debut, as well as a starring vehicle for “Juno� star Ellen

    2009 completed two full decades of Young MC’s music appearing in film and
    television. It is a widely held opinion that this relationship between
    music and film is becoming the backbone of the ever-changing recording
    industry, and Young MC has been at the forefront of it for 20 years. Ever
    since the 1989 John Candy film “Uncle Buck� featured “Bust A Move� and “Got
    More Rhymes�, fans of film and television have enjoyed Young MC’s music as
    part of their visual experience…Whether they actually knew it at the time
    or not.

    On top of all the placements that have already been mentioned herein, “Bust
    A Move� has been featured in major motion pictures such as “You Me And
    Dupree�, “Dude Where’s My Car?�, “Can’t Hardly Wait�, “17 Again�, “The
    Replacements� and “Grind� among countless others. “Bust A Move� has been
    featured in network television series such as “My Name Is Earl�, “Spin
    City�, “One Tree Hill�, “King Of The Hill�, “Futurama�, “Family Matters�
    and “Yes Dear�. “Bust A Move� has also been featured on “The Tonight Show�,
    “Saturday Night Live�, “Regis and Kathie Lee� as well as on “The Ellen
    DeGeneres Show.�

    In 2010 Young MC is living up to the name of his Corporation—Young Man
    Moving. He took the song “Babe� from the “Engage The Enzyme� album and
    worked hard to create a definitive set of dance remixes. Young MC himself
    said “‘Babe’ is the catchiest melodic song that I have ever written.
    Everyone that hears ‘Babe’ likes it, and wants to sing along. It was
    perfect for remixing.�

    Young MC teamed up with Beat Jacker of Big Fish Audio sample library fame
    to create 5 dance remixes that have already received international buzz
    during the MIDEM conference in Cannes, France in January 2010. The “Babe�
    remixes were also blessed with scratches and turntable magic from World
    Champion DJ AL3. Along with numerous his accomplishments as a club and
    party DJ, AL3 is currently the official DJ of the UFC (Ultimate Fighting
    Championships), and has the proud distinction of being UFC President Dana
    White’s favorite DJ.

    For over 20 years, Young MC has brought music and entertainment to the
    masses. He has always been mindful of his audience, and respectful of its
    diversity. Although he probably won’t be at it for another 20 years, the
    listening public can rest assured that for many years to come Young MC will
    give you more of the same. And in his case, more of the same is a very good

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