Katorah Marrero who is popularly referred as Young M.A is an American Rapper and an entrepreneur. This rapper was bred in Brooklyn, and her first project was in the year 2016 where she got to release a single that was entitled, ‘Ooouuu,’ which made it to the Billboard Top 10, boasting of over 150,000 radio spins and over 271 million YouTube views on a music video.
After gaining so much with the debut single, this Young M.A, got to be nominated for the BET as well as the MTV Awards in the categories of Artist of the Year and also the Female Hip Hop Artist of the Year. In addition to all this, she has featured in several magazines including Vogue as well as The New York Times. Keep on reading to learn more on the net worth and earnings of Young M.a in 2018.
Early Life & Biography
Young M.A was born in the year 1992 on April 3rd in the Brooklyn, New York. She has the descent of Puerto Rican as well as the Jamaican descent. Her father was a Puerto Rican, and the mother was a Jamaican. Her career in rapping started at a very tender age of nine years, and the talent was further developed over the next nine years while residing in Virginia. She has been used to moving from one place to the other. When she was sixteen years old, that was when she moved back to Brooklyn.
Young M.A has admitted of being a lesbian. This is a topic that she takes seriously and hence she always finds a way to include it in her music. At one time, she told the Vogue magazine that by her admitting that she was lesbian, it had an artistic development in her career as an artist. In a YouTube video, she said that she is very proud that she was different and her sexual orientation is something she valued very much. She went on to the day that music is meant to bring people together irrespective of the differences that they may be having.
Young M.A said that she realized that she was lesbian at the age of nine years old and she has admitted feeling out of place. When she was young, she always tried as much as she could to deny the fact that she was a lesbian. In the year 2009, Young M.A lost her brother after he was killed in gang-related violence that happened in Pennsylvania.
Career, Awards & Nominations
Her passion for music started when she was very young. At the age of nine years, she would sing some random songs, but her career started when she became an adult. She paid for a recording studio at a local recording label while she was working for Shake Shack and TJ Maxx. In the year 2014, she would gain notability after her song ‘Brooklyn Chiraq’ which has been heavily criticized.
In a post, Boyce said that the song promoted violence. In 2015, she released a song that was titled ‘Body Bag’ that became a YouTube Hit. In 2016, this song had more than seven million plays in Spotify alone and got to remixed by the other rappers as well as hip-hop stars such as Nicki Minaj and French Montana. Her fame came after the release of ‘OOOUUUU’ which saw her get nominated for the BET Hip Hop Awards.
Net Worth & Earnings
The net worth of Young M.A is estimated to be over $3 million. The wealth has been generated from her career as an artist which has seen her perform in a wide variety of shows and concerts. Also, her albums have also received a very warm reception and sales as well.
Despite Young M.A being able to make such a large wealth, he has never forgotten the less fortunate. This is what led her to start the Kweens Foundation, and she even involved her mother as they had lost her brother. She has directed her lesbian porn that was produced by the Pornhub.