Mia Young (born January 9, 1970), better known by her stage name Mia X, is a former female American rapper and was the first female emcee to get a contract with rapper/entrepreneur Master P on his successful record label No Limit Records. In 1992, she released a single titled “Ask Them Niggas.” It appeared on her 1993 EP, "Da Payback". From 1995 to 1998, Mia X released three albums for No Limit: Good Girl Gone Bad, Unlady Like, and Mama Drama. The second was certified gold by the RIAA for sales exceeding 500,000 copies.
Although there is much misinformation on the web about Mia X getting her rap career started in Queens. Mia X and her career are both New Orleans born and raised. The launch of her career was an EP she collaborated with on with Master P called "Good Girl Gone Bad" in 1995.
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.
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 a song from their upcoming album "Witch". Also, she has a cook book with her own recipes coming out soon.