Young MC Bust a Move for Throwback Thursday

As we continue to celebrate the 50th anniversary of hip hop I’m trying to highlight some forgotten classics. Chubb Rock and his classic joint Treat ‘Em Right was highlighted last week. This week I’ll travel back to 1989 and one of the biggest hits was called Bust a Move. Bust a Move was from Young MC and the single dropped in March of 1989. The track stayed on the Billboard 100 charts for 39 weeks. Bust a Move went on to win the Grammy Award for Best Rap Performance in 1990. In 2008, VH1 ranked it number 47 on its 100 Greatest Songs of Hip Hop. In January of 1990, it was certified platinum meaning it sold over a million copies. If you truly follow hip hop, then you know this is one of those songs you know every word of.

In September of 1989, Young MC finally released his debut called Stone Cold Rhymin’. Unfortunately, Young MC only success in hip hop came from my featured Throwback Thursday joint Bust a Move. He has been called a one-hit wonder over the years. Young MC even made fun of the moniker by naming his fourth album Return of the 1 Hit Wonder. Despite not having an overall successful rap career, Young MC’s Bust a Move is an all-time classic. Check out the video for Bust a Move up above. Below you can peep at the track listing and stream link for the Stone Cold Rhymin’ album.

Stone Cold Rhymin Track Listing

  1. Come Off
  2. Principal’s Office
  3. Bust a Move
  4. Non Stop
  5. Fastest Rhyme
  6. My Name is Young
  7. Know How
  8. Roll with the Punches
  9. Let ‘Em Know
  10. Pick Up the Pace
  11. Got More Rhymes
  12. Stone Cold Buggin’
  13. Just Say No

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