5.20.2017

Video: Young M.A. – ‘Self M.Ade’

Young M.A. is “Self M.Ade.”

After releasing her Herstory EP last month, the Brooklyn rapper unleashes the music video for her latest single, which is all about her come up.

The clip starts with rain pouring down on M.A. in a Hyundai. But once the engine starts, it turns into the car of her dreams. “I just want that Audi R8,” she sings.

True to the song’s title, the video also finds M.A. looking back on everything she did to build buzz for herself, including grinding in the studio, burning her own CDs, stacking cash, bundling merch, and praying faithfully at church.

Co-directed by Guy and M.A., the video ends with a man coming to the BET Awards nominee’s apartment. “I’m telling you,” he says with money in a bag. “I need that shit.” That’s when M.A. gives him a bag full of merch. “Give him an extra hat,” she says.

“Self M.Ade” follows past M.A. singles like “Ooouuu” and “Hot Sauce” off her seven-track Herstory EP, which also features an appearance from Monica (“JOOTD”).