Mia Young is a superhero. Known by most as Mia X, her origin story isn’t rooted in one cataclysmic event, but a lifetime of breaking and remaking the rules and doing the improbable. Born and raised in the 7th Ward of New Orleans, Young was the first woman rapper signed to Master P’s No Limit Records at a time when female emcees were a rarity. Her landmark 1998 album, “Mama Drama,” went double platinum. At the height of her musical career, this wonder woman decided to go full-time Diana Prince so she could focus on raising her family. She is an actress, activist and has used her platform to help the homeless in New Orleans. Young is also a chef, whose sublime “Creole Soul” cooking is legendary. Her memoir and cookbook, “Things My Grandma Told Me, Things My Grandma Showed Me,” is a poignant and bawdy book of wisdom and recipes.
Where you can catch up with Mia X
Mia’s class will be performing at Tipitina’s on Dec. 5 at Loyola’s Uptown Threauxdown, which will feature the Loyola Music Department.