Marvin Young is better known as Young M.C., a prolific but underrated singer, rapper, and actor responsible for the forever catchy 1989 hit “Bust a Move.”
“Bust a Move” is a ’90s hip hop, pop-rap hit that makes you want to get up and groove. The dance classic was Young M.C.’s only number one hit despite, and its mainstream appeal brought the genre to all new eyes. Its impact helped made rap more widely acceptable.
Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist Flea both plays the bass heard in this song, and he appears in the music video. The hit went on to feature across popular culture, including in the unforgettable feature films “Uncle Buck,” and “Dude, Where’s My Car?”
With its funky sound, relatable, recognizable rap solo, and perfect crossover touches to pop, “Bust a Move” was brilliant and sounds just as fresh every time you hear it.