Young M.A is a stage name of a famous American female rapper Katorah Marrero.
Her hit song “Ooouuu” from 2016 brought her the most of her todays net worth of approximately $1 million.
She was born on April 3, 1992 in the suburb of New York called Brooklyn. She was only nine years old when she got interested in rapping.
Her family moved a lot when she was young, until her teenage years when they relocated back to Brooklyn.
In 2009, her older brother Kenneth, to whom she was very close, died. He died in a gang shooting and that caused her to fall into a depression which lasted for quite a while. She says that losing a family member that means a lot to you too soon is one of t he things she absolutely never wishes to happen to anyone, not even her enemies.
From her early age, she was always surrounded by boys and football. Growing up, she wasn’t really feminine and she even started to play football and wanted to become a famous football player. Her other interest, besides from football, was rapping. When she became a teenager, she chose rapping over her football career because she says that she would rather be able to create.
In 2013 she self-funded her own recording studio and started collaborating with local producers. Her recognition came with a song “Brooklyn Chirag”, from 2014. It became known after a man called Boyce Watkins left a negative comment on Facebook. That ultimately gave Young M.A some free advertising.
Young M.A released her singles in Youtube and promoted herself on social media. She says that she wanted the fame very bad and that she gets everything she wants.
A song called “Body Bag”, from 2015, became a huge Youtube hit and it was followed by the release of her first mixtape “M.A The Mixtape”.
A known music magazine “Rolling Stone” wrote an article about her and her new track “Body Bag” and her video got over 4 million views on Youtube. This was yet another promotion Young M.A got from other artists/companies.
Then came her second mixtape called “Sleep Walkin'”. All of these tracks were self-released.
2016 started off with a release of her official debut single “Ooouuu” which became No. 19 on the US Billboard list of hit songs.
It was one of the most listened songs on Spotify and was remixed by a huge number of artists like Remy Ma, Jadakiss and Tink. This song is actually the reason why Young M.A is so famous to this very day.
She performed at the 2016 BET Hip Hop Awards and this year she got 2 nominations at the BET Awards.
She was offered a role in the Fox TV series “Empire” but she turned it down, explaining that she only has time for her music. Over the past few years she collaborated with numerous artists and rappers such as Unckle Murda, Statik Slekah, Dae Dae…
Young M.A is a lesbian and she often talks about it through her songs. It was hard to come out, although she had been supported by her family about it and they had a clue since she acted like a tomboy since her early years.
She had a Youtube channel “Kat Kasanova” which was related to lesbians and things interesting for them. In 2016, she dated a beautiful model Tori Brixx.
Full name: Katorah Marrero
Nick name: Young M.A
Date of birth: April 3, 1992
Birth place: Brooklyn, New York City, New York, United States
Occupation: musician, rapper
Personal Life and Family
Ethnicity: African American
Father name: NA
Mother name: NA
Brother name: NA
Sister name: NA
Marital status: single
Sexual Orientation: homosexual
Pet own: NA
Personal Look and Measurements
Height: 165 cm
Weight: 65 kg
Hair Color: black
Eye color: brown
Shoe Size: NA
Distinctive Features: dreadlocks
Net Worth and Salary
Net worth: $2 million
Interesting Facts about Young M.A
There were rumors that she was in a relationship with Nicki Minaj and no one ever turned those down, but the rumor isn’t really popular since Nicki has been dating men for quite a while now.
M.A stands for “Me Always” – her life moto.
She has almost two million followers on Instagram and shares a lot of pictures on it.
She performed on Funkmaster Flex’s Hot 97.
She was only 12 months old when her father went to prison on a 10 years long sentence. She says that it was especially hard for her not to have a father while growing up and while her brother had a hard time.
At the age of 7 her family moved to Virginia where she started school. Her mother was a huge hip-hop and reggae fan so Young M.A was always surrounded by music. Her uncle and her mum both rapped, but only for their personal satisfaction. They never wanted to be famous since they weren’t attracted by the lifestyle, but they always supported Young M.A when she talked about her dreams.
After finishing high school she worked in Shake Shack, N.Y.’s chain of restaurants. She says that she realized how hard it is to earn money and that this is one of the reasons why she pursued her career in music.
Her mother bought her a karaoke machine when she was a kid and she spent time both singing and rapping besides it a lot.
As a kid, she always bugged her mom to buy her new Air-Jordans every time a new model was released.
She was a member of a rap group “Moneymakers” in Virginia. She and three guys from the neighbourhood were in it, but she says that she never got the attention she wanted there.
Her first job after high school was in an American department store called “TJ Maxx”. That’s how she financed her own recording studio.
Her first hit “Brooklyn Chiraq Freestyle” became popular because it featured her sympathizing violence and killing in the track itself.
50 cent had the biggest influence on her music and she says that she would be extremely happy to meet him.
She still owns her own label and doesn’t want to sign with any other record label.
She has a mother Latasha, brother Kenneth and another brother and sister. She says that she would do anything to keep them safe, especially from her fame.
She was a member of school’s “Harrowgate Eagles” football team when she had a dream about becoming a famous sports persona.
She spent every summer in N.Y. although she lived in Virginia.
She has a tattoo with her brother’s name: Kenneth on her arm.
She secretly used her mother’s eyeliner to draw herself a mustache when she was 7 so her homosexuality was no big surprise to her mum.
Her coming out was around her 19th birthday.
Young M.A got famous with her first track “Ooouuu” and she is now estimated to have a net worth that goes around $2 million.