The infamous boroughs of New York City have always been a sort of untamed wild land where Hip Hop, and music at large can flourish and grow. It has a long and storied history for producing some of the worlds best musical talents. With Young M.A that’s no different. The young artist comes from Brooklyn and she still carries the gritty, focused and determined attitude it takes to succeed there.
Long been an avid fan, and participant in the art form, Young M.A has been watching the game innovate itself time and time over since the ripe age of 9 years old.
"I'm not saying I'm not a fan of Lil Yachty or Lil Uzi, that's their thing, and I think Kendrick that's his thing, “ she says, “I could never knock nobody, but the Lil Yachtys and the Lil Uzis are definitely outweighing the game right now, there's not a balance. Hip Hop is not where it used to be, it kinda doesn't put me in that zone I used to be in.”
Young M.A strives to keep a lyrical, instrumental heavy image of Hip Hop alive and she’s definitely succeeding. Taking from some of the leaders who’ve torn open her city before her, she delivers energetic performances similar to some of the artists she’s been influenced by like none other than 50 Cent.
“From the time he came out, it was non-stop. He took over.. He had it on fire, and I loved every bit of it. I rep G-Unit to the fullest. That was definitely an exciting moment in Hip Hop for me.”
For now she keeps a focus on the future, pushing forward her career and doing what’s intrinsically her as opposed to following trends.
“So much negativity becomes the cool thing now, like poppin’ pills, stuff like that, these kids are doing things like that. Just try and stay on the right track,” she says, as a message to the youth. “Don’t follow people, don’t easily get influenced by people, just follow your own path, you own lanes.” Young M.A is undoubtedly following hers.