Mia X

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Mia X
Birth name Mia Young
Also known as Unlady Like Diva, Mama Mia
Born (1970-01-09) January 9, 1970 (age 46)
New Orleans, Louisiana, United States
Genres Hip hop
Occupation(s) Rapper, singer-songwriter, musician, actor
Instruments Vocals
Years active 1992–present
Labels Mama Mia Muzik, XLP Distribution (current)
No Limit, Priority, EMI (former)
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
Website www.myspace.com/xlmiax

Mia Young (born January 9, 1970), better known by her stage name Mia X, is an 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 collaborated 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.[1]

Early life[edit]

Young was born on January 9, 1970 in the 7th Ward housing projects in New Orleans, Louisiana.

Music career[edit]

Music beginnings[edit]

Mia X and her career are both New Orleans born and raised. In 1984 she joined a local rap group. In 1992, she released a single entitled "Ask Them Niggas", which appeared on her 1993 EP entitled Da Payback.

1994–95: TRU, No Limit Records and Good Girl Gone Bad[edit]

In 1994 Mia X signed to fellow rapper Master P's label No Limit Records as a solo artist and also joined Master P's group at the time, the TRU, where she experienced national success.[2] On November 21, 1995, Mia X released her debut album entitled Good Girl Gone Bad, which failed to chart on any of the Billboard charts.

1997–98: Unlady Like and Mama Drama[edit]

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. Also in 1997 she released her first single from her upcoming second album entitled "The Party Don't Stop" featuring her CEO and frequent collaborator at the time Master P and fellow female rapper Foxy Brown. On June 24, 1997, Mia X released her second album entitled Unlady Like; it peaked at No. 21 on the Billboard 200 and No. 11 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums charts and eventually was certified gold by the RIAA for sales exceeding 500,000 copies.

On October 27, 1998, Mia X released her second album entitled Mama Drama; it peaked at No. 7 on the Billboard 200 and No. 3 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums charts, the eventually would become certified gold by the RIAA for sales exceeding 500,000 copies. After the release of her album Mia X went on hiatus from the music industry for unknown reasons.

2008–present: Betty Rocka Locksmith[edit]

In 2008, she appeared on C-Murder's album Screamin' 4 Vengeance, on tracks titled "Mihita" and "Posted on tha Block (Remix)". In 2009 Mia X would work 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.[citation needed]

On November 29, 2009 during an interview Mia X would discuss about her hiatus and comeback, revealing that she is working on a mixtape entitled Unladylike Forever and a new album entitled Betty Rocka Locksmith due out in February, 2010 & had also announce the start up of her label entitled MusicLife Recordings & also her ghostwriting for other artist's stating [3][4]

On June 13, 2014, Mia X released a new single entitled "Mr. Right" featuring artist Ms. Tasha via her label Mama Mia Muzic.[5] On September 1, 2015 Mia X released a new single entitled "No More" featuring artist Caren Green.[6]

Discography[edit]

Main article: Mia X discography

Filmography[edit]

Films
Year Title Role Notes
1997 I'm Bout It Kasey Supporting role
1998 MP Da Last Don Nicey Supporting role
I Got the Hook Up Lola Mae Supporting role
1999 Hot Boyz Police Secretary Uncredited role
Foolish Heckler #2 Cameo role
2006 Dream Home April Supporting Role

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bynoe, Yvonne (2006). Encyclopedia of rap and hip-hop culture. Greenwood Press. p. 261. ISBN 0-313-33058-1. 
  2. ^ "Mia X joins Master P's No Limit Records". Retrieved 5 August 2016. 
  3. ^ HipHopDX (November 28, 2009). "Mia X Talks Her Hiatus And New Music". HipHopDX. Retrieved March 9, 2015. 
  4. ^ "Mia X, Been Through the Storm - XXL". Xxlmag.com. Retrieved 2015-11-16. 
  5. ^ "Mr. Right (feat. Ms. Tasha) - Single by Mia X on iTunes". Itunes.apple.com. 2014-06-13. Retrieved 2015-11-16. 
  6. ^ "No More (feat. Caren Green) - Single by Mia X on iTunes". Itunes.apple.com. 2015-09-01. Retrieved 2015-11-16.