Marvin Young (aka Young MC)
Older hip-hop heads - those who were of age in the late 1980s/early 1990s - will remember Marvin Young, better known by his stage name Young M.C., the English-born rapper best known for his 1989 hit "Bust a Move" from his debut album "Stone Cold Rhymin'" which enjoyed international acclaim; although, unfortunately, subsequent albums didn't catch on nearly as well as his first did.
What you may not know is that Young is also an actor with a resume that begins in 1992, with a part in the late, great Robert Altman's multiple Academy Award-nominated comedy-drama "The Player" (which starred Tim Robbins). He's also made cameo appearances on the big and small screens over the years.
Young has now gotten behind the camera for the first time, making his feature film directorial debut with an upcoming new thriller titled "Justice Served" which he also stars in.
The film follows three people whose loved ones were victims of crimes, and the accused perpetrator who is inexplicably exonerated. Now, these individuals will be given a second chance to re-litigate the crime in a private setting, acting as judge, jury, and executioner, all under the auspices of “Justice."
Produced in conjunction with Arizona State University, "Justice Served" also stars Denyce Lawton ("House of Payne," "Almost Home")Lochlyn Munro (“Riverdale," “Lucifer”), Lance Henriksen (“The Blacklist,” "Aliens," "The Terminator"), and Gail O’Grady (“Revenge,” “Desperate Housewives”).
The film has been picked up by Breaking Glass Pictures who will release the thriller on VOD platforms like iTunes, Amazon Instant, Google Play, PlayStation, Xbox, Vudu, and through local cable/satellite providers, starting May 9, 2017.
Marvin Young, aka Young MC, who, while supporting his new film, is currently touring on the nostalgic “I Love the 90s” tour alongside other popular rap acts of his time, including Kid ‘n Play, Salt-N-Pepa, Vanilla Ice, Coolio, and more.
Trailer for "Justice Served" follows below: