Young M.A is an American hip hop recording artist known for her 2016 hit single "Ooouuu". Young M.A began her career as an independent artist, self-funding recording time with local producers by working at Shake Shack and T.J. Maxx. She gained notice in 2014 when a Facebook post criticizing her song "Brooklyn Chiraq" went viral. The post's author, pundit Boyce Watkins, said the song promoted "violent, negative, genocidal energy", but the controversy expanded Young M.A's name recognition and brought new listeners to her work. In 2015, Young M.A released "Body Bag", a "YouTube hit" said Rolling Stone, and the mixtape Sleepwalkin', which MTV describes as a "thoughtful debut project".