|Birth name||Mia Young|
|Also known as||Unlady Like Diva, Mamma Mia|
January 9, 1970 |
New Orleans, Louisiana, United States
|Genres||Hip hop, R&B|
|Occupation(s)||Rapper, singer-songwriter, musician, actor|
|Labels||No Limit, Priority, EMI Records|
|Associated acts||Master P, Foxy Brown, Monica, Charlie Wilson , Silkk the Shocker, Snoop Dogg, UGK, Fat Joe, Mystikal, Magic, Fiend, Donald XL Robertson, C-Murder|
Mia Young (born January 9, 1970), better known by her stage name Mia X, is a former American rapper, singer-songwriter and actress. She was the first female emcee to get a contract with rapper and entertainment magnate, Master P on his successful record label No Limit Records.She has collabertaed with several No Limit Records artists, including Master P and Silkk the Shocker on the seminal albums Ghetto D and Charge It 2 Da Game.
Young was born on January 9, 1970 in the 7th Ward housing projects in downtown New Orleans, Louisiana. Although there is much misinformation on the web about Mia X getting her rap career started in Queens, New York. Mia X and her career are both New Orleans born and raised. In 1984 she joined a local rap group.
Career—No Limit recordings
1992–95: Career beginnings
In 1992, she released a single titled "Ask Them Niggas." It appeared on her 1993 EP, "Da Payback". She signed to No Limit Records in 1994. The launch of her career was her first studio album she collaborated with on with Master P called "Good Girl Gone Bad" in 1995.
Unlady Like and Mama Drama
Mia X reappeared on the hip hop scene in late 1996 with a track called "Verbal Assault" that was produced by Donald XL Robertson on the Southern Smoke mixtape series. The song included a refrain with the words "Guess Who's Back?" which led to some speculation that she might be working on a new album. She released an album in 1997 called Unlady Like which was successful. The third album entitled Mama Drama was certified gold by the RIAA for sales exceeding 500,000 copies.
Mia X worked as the executive producer on the release of her son Sean's (aka Fly Guy Sean) debut album The future is in my hands... Also she is working very closely with her nephew Skrill-Dilly and his release on Mike Dean's List production label set to be released in 2009 via an unsaid major distribution deal.
Mia recently released an interview about her hiatus and comeback, revealing that she is working on a mixtape and a new album called Betty Rocka Locksmith due out in 2011. She has shot a video for a song from her upcoming mixtape called I Get The Paper and released 2 songs called "Hush" and "Grown Woman" on December 8 through her own label Musiclife Recordings/XL Productionz (digitally on iTunes, Amazon MP3, etc.). Through Twitter Mia has stated she does not want to rap again and has been retired for 12 years, which means that the mixtape and album she worked on after her 'retirement' will not be released. She has collaborated with Gangsta Boo and La Chat with a song "Bitchy" and shot a video for the song. Also, she has a cook book with her own recipes coming out soon.
|Title||Album details||Peak chart positions||Certifications|
|Good Girl Gone Bad||–||–|
As lead artist
|US||U.S. R&B||U.S. Rap|
|1998||"What'cha Wanna Do?" (featuring Charlie Wilson)||12||10||3||Mama Drama|
|1998||"Imma Shine"||20||17||6||Mama Drama|
- Bynoe, Yvonne (2006). Encyclopedia of rap and hip-hop culture. Greenwood Press. p. 261. ISBN 0-313-33058-1.
- "RIAA – Searchable Database: Mia X". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved March 10, 2012.