Young M.A is a hardcore rapper from New York City's Brooklyn borough. Her approach is summed up by "It's a cold world, so fuck it, I'm a cold girl" -- a line from her introspective track "Though the Day," in which she also raps about the murder of her brother. Part of RedLyfe (aka RedLyfe Pain Gang), she turned heads with that crew in 2014 through "Brooklyn (Chiraq Freestyle)." The following April, during Mobb Deep's New York performance in celebration of The Infamous' 20th anniversary, Buckshot introduced the rapper to the crowd as "one of the dopest MCs right now." The same year, aligned with Buckshot's Duck Down for marketing and distribution, Young M.A released the track "Body Bag" and the six-track EP SleepWalkin, then prepared her proper debut. Ahead of its release, the roughneck lead single "OOOUUU" reached the Billboard Hot 100 in September 2016.