Young M.A Talks About Losing Her Thirst for Music After Brother's Death, And Finding It Again

After the death of her brother, a 16-year-old Young M.A took a step away from music. But in a new interview, the New York rapper and Fuse First artist tells us she couldn't be kept away.

"Music, I wanted to get involved with it and I started to, like once my brother passed, I got in the booth and I made a song about his passing," Young M.A said. "I was just more so trying to express myself through the music."

Therapy in school didn't really work, but after meeting music industry people and laying down tracks, music wasn't exactly filling the void either. That's when she decided she needed a break. "I started working, I got a job. I was like, 'Maybe I just need to work, man,'" she said. "'Maybe this music ain't for me.' I started working in retail, and then after that, I don't know. I was just like, 'Nah, I'm not happy doing this.'"