April 3, 1992 (age 24)
Place Of Birth
Brooklyn, New York
Puerto Rican, Jamaican
Katorah Kasanova Marrero (“Kat”) was born on April 3, 1992 in East New York, a neighborhood located in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. The 24-year-old is better known by her stage name, Young MA. When she was a year old, her dad was sent to prison and wasn’t released until she was 11-years-old.
Young MA’s mother didn’t want her to attend New York City’s public schools so when she was 7 she moved to Virginia. Her mother has had a major influence on her career. When Kat was younger, her mother would play hip-hop and reggae music on a regular basis. Her mom and uncle used to rap but they never pursued rapping as a career.
|Young MA Biography|
#TBT I been J walkin! All classics!! If you’re a Jordan head you know the number and name of each Jordan I got on 💪🏽 This ain’t nothin new duke! Shoutout to mom dukes for always makin sure the feets was right 👌🏽 luh you mama 😌 90s baby
When she was 16-years-old, she moved back to New York. After high school she worked at TJ Maxx and the New York City restaurant chain, Shake Shack.
Brother Killed To Gang Violence
Rest in peace my King 🙏🏽👼🏿 I love you! Still can’t believe it’s been 7 years since you been gone 😢 and every year it feels no different from the first time I got that news.. But besides all that i know you’re proud of me.. I’m working for you bro 🙏🏽💪🏽 I promise you I won’t quit this shit 💯 continue to watch over me.. Thank you for teaching me how to be the person I am today! You are the reason I am so strong.. See you one day 😢🙏🏽 (120988 – 092609)
On March 30, 2016, Dr. Boyce Watkins shared a video criticizing a freestyle by Young MA. After listening to the rapper’s Chiraq freestyle above, Watkins insulted the Brooklyn emcee for celebrating “Black genocide”:
Young MA is best known for her single, “Ooouuu” which she released on May 12, 2016. The track was produced by UDub of NY Bangers. The song has over 66 million views on YouTube and several remixes have been released.