It's hard to believe but that famous song that you've been enjoying for years in your car when you first got your license, in your dorm room when you were throwing an illegal kegger, and now on your iPod while you work out, "Bust a Move" by Young M.C. a.k.a. Marvin Young it 20 years old!
In Rolling Stone's article covering this momentous occasion they refer to the song as a "G rated funk bomb" and I agree. I also learned that the bass line from the song was laid down by none other than Flea from the Red Hot Chili Peppers.
Marvin Young was an economics student at USC when he penned the lyrics to "Bust a Move." He had just finished writing the rap lyrics for Tone Loc's "Wild Thing" and wanted to experiment on his own, get play time on the radio and start making money. He would... and he did. After releasing his platinum record "Stone Cold Rhymin' " which included the single, Young won a grammy and was immediately lifted to fame and fortune, accomplishing his dreams at the age of 23.
Let's take this time to go back, and enjoy once more the timeless, booty shakin' classic!