Mia X

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Mia X
Birth name Mia Young
Also known as Unlady Like Diva, Mamma Mia
Born (1970-01-09) January 9, 1970 (age 45)
New Orleans, Louisiana, United States
Genres Hip hop
Occupation(s) Rapper, singer-songwriter, musician, actor
Instruments Vocals
Years active 1992–present
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
Website www.myspace.com/xlmiax

Mia Young (born January 9, 1970), better known by her stage name Mia X, is an American former 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 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[edit]

1992–95: Career beginnings[edit]

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[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. 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.

Post career[edit]

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.[citation needed]

In 2008, she appeared on C-Murder's album Screamin' 4 Vengeance, on tracks titled "Mihita" and "Posted on tha Block (Remix)."

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.[2] She has shot a video for a song from her upcoming mixtape called I Get The Paper[3] and released 2 songs called "Hush" and "Grown Woman" on December 8 through her own label Musiclife Recordings/XL Productionz[4] (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.


Studio albums[edit]

List of albums, with selected chart positions
Title Album details Peak chart positions Certifications
Good Girl Gone Bad
  • Released: November 21, 1995
  • Label: No Limit / Priority
  • Format: CD, cassette, digital download, LP
Unlady Like
  • Released: June 24, 1997
  • Label: No Limit / Priority
  • Format: CD, cassette, digital download, LP
21 2
Mama Drama
  • Released: October 27, 1998
  • Label: No Limit / Priority
  • Format: CD, cassette, digital download, LP
7 3


As lead artist[edit]

List of singles, with selected chart positions
Year Title Chart positions Album
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

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Bynoe, Yvonne (2006). Encyclopedia of rap and hip-hop culture. Greenwood Press. p. 261. ISBN 0-313-33058-1. 
  2. ^ HipHopDX (November 28, 2009). "Mia X Talks Her Hiatus And New Music". HipHopDX. Retrieved March 9, 2015. 
  3. ^ "Mia x - I Get The Paper". YouTube. November 16, 2009. Retrieved March 9, 2015. 
  4. ^ "Hush". Retrieved March 9, 2015. 
  5. ^ "RIAA – Searchable Database: Mia X". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved March 10, 2012. 

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