James Bernard
July 30, 1993 AT 04:00 AM EDT

What's the Flavor?

type
Music
Current Status
In Season
performer
Young M.C.
Producers
Capitol
genre
Hip-Hop/Rap

We gave it a B-

Young MC’s problem is not that he has lost his ear for toe-tapping pop hooks: His first single, “What’s the Flavor?,” is every bit as infectious as his monster 1989 hit, ”Bust a Move.” And he can certainly tongue-twist his way through a fast rhyme. What he can’t do is make any of it believable; Young strings the words together nimbly enough, but they never come to life. B-

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