Since "OOOUUU" hit the charts this summer, Brooklyn rapper Young M.A. has faced more skepticism and scrutiny than many hip-hop breakouts because of her gender and sexuality. Plus, there's the added controversy of a New Orleans promoter who claims the Brooklyn rapper stole $30,000 from him for a performance that never occurred (allegations M.A. has denied). The rapper acknowledges these struggles and more on the six-minute freestyle, "EAT," and also resolves to soldier through: "The more fame, the more problems, nigga, believe me/ But I ain't going nowhere nigga, they need me." A classic beat from The L.O.X. 's "Money, Power, Respect" is the backdrop for M.A.'s lyrical explosion of deflections, honesty, and reassertion. At the end of the clip, M.A. and a friend sit on thrones of stacked chairs and perform a snippet of "Get This Money," the third track from her 2015 mixtape SleepWalkin.
December 02, 2016