During an interview with L.A. Leakers on Power 106, Young M.A divulged she’s dropping a new EP this month, which she called a “warm-up” for the Brooklyn firecracker’s forthcoming album, Her Story In The Making. After her breakout single, 2016’s “OOOUUU,” turned her into one of rap’s fastest rising stars, the 24-year-old has been spitting out track after track, culminating with her latest, “Kween,” which dropped last Friday (February 27). However, as she explained, that’s just the tip of the iceberg. In fact, she revealed she’s actually dropping two EPs and calling one of the them Her Story.
“The music is definitely in effect,” she said. “I know a lot of people, a lot of my supporters been waiting and it’s been a minute and I even feel weird not having nothing out. Definitely been working. So this month I will be dropping an EP, at the end of March. So we definitely gon’ have a lot of new music that nobody ever heard before.”
Young M.A also opens up about 50 Cent being a significant influence on her decision to start rapping early on and speculated “maybe it was my calling from God.” She later explains how “OOOUUU” came to be.
“Who would have thought that word would take me over?” she said. “It’s crazy because we used to say it all the time to each other. It was so weird how I was like setting myself up for it.
“I never thought, ‘I’m going to make this a song one day,'” she added. “Never. This never came to my mind. It was just something we said as, you know, bros or whatever. I used to say it every now and then on like certain songs even before ‘OOOUUU’ actually came out. There are certain songs you’ll hear me say it in ad-libs. I was already saying it.”
Of course, it was only a matter of time before she was asked about the current beef between Remy Ma and Nicki Minaj (albeit covertly), which has been a topic of conversation for nearly a week. She responded with restraint and poise.
“At the end of the day, man, it is Hip Hop,” she said. “It’s not like this is something new, you know what I mean? What we’ve experienced on the battling tip has been going on in Hip Hop for years. It’s part of the culture, you know what I mean? I get it. As long as ain’t nobody dying behind it. That’s all that matters, you know what I mean? We don’t want another 2 Pac and Biggie situation. That was probably like the most tragic way to go about Hip Hop. Unfortunately we had two greatest of all time — we had to lose them. As long it don’t ever get that far, I think it’s good. It’s entertainment.”
Listen to the full interview above.