New York City has had one hell of a year for budding rappers. Dave East inked a deal with Def Jam. Out of nowhere A-Boogie Wit Da Hoodie created a cult-like following with his selection of radio-friendly cuts. And then you have, East New York’s Young M.A.
After bubbling in the underground scene for years, she finally popped like soda cans in the freezer with her summer 16 banger “Ooouuu,” which was remixed from the likes of 50 Cent, Jadakiss, Uncle Murda, Remy Ma, among others.
As we set into the winter, Young M.A. and Red Lyfe — her crew and independent label — comes through with a new music video for “Eat.” Directed by A Piece by Guy (Along with Young M.A.), M.A., dressed in black inside an empty apartment she spits bully raps over The L.O.X. and Lil Kim’s “Money Power and Respect” with some edits to the instrumental. She addressed everything from guys hating on her to Dr. Boyce Watkins criticizing her violent lyrics.
For those wondering whether or not M.A. is serious about this rap ish. She turned down a spot on the popular television series Empire because she didn’t want people to know her for being an actor as opposed to her rhymes. Here patience is paying off, too.
While you’re at it, check out some of her latest tracks with “Quiet Storm” and “Story.”
Check out the clip above and stream M.A.’s Sleep Walkin mixtape on Datpiff.