Born in London, Young M.C. got his start in the rap game while at school in California, writing rhymes for Tone Loc. After Tone blew up on the strength of "Wild Thing" and "Funky Cold Medina," Young M.C. realized it was his time to shine. In 1989 he released the smash hit "Bust A Move," describing comical attempts at love, backed by an irresistible bassline and infectious beats. The song won him a Grammy and lead to his platinum-selling debut Stone Cold Rhyming. Young M.C. recorded several more albums throughout the '90s, but his friendly flows and playful, positive lyrics eventually found themselves out of fashion. "Bust A Move" continues to appear on soundtracks and various hip-hop compilations.