Guest Star: "[DMX] Needs One Of These Crazy *ss Beats I Got"
Friday, Mar 18, 2011 11:25AM
[After Yung Berg recently revealed his dream to give DMX a career-reviving hit, the "Sexy Lady" hitmaker expands on his admiration for the incarcerated rapper.]
A hit record for DMX would be something melodic-driven and something for him to tell his story to. It took me a while to find out what my message was and everybody that's a lasting artist with [staying] power has a message. Young Jeezy, he motivates the thugs. Kanye West, he represents people that were sh*tted on in the early ages and then he's a true story of what you can become to conquer adversity.
But with me, personally I feel X needs to talk about the trials and tribulations that he's going through and letting people see the real side of him. X needs one of these crazy a** beats that I got and one of these banging a** hooks that I come up with and I think that will help. But not only that, DMX gave me a lot of knowledge.
Back in the day, I used to rap straight hard sh*t. I don't know if most people know this but the most funny thing is, I was a killer when I first started. When I was about 15 I was a killer in my raps. I was cooking coke and shooting people in my music. I was running around with DMX and Ruff Ryders and all that.
X was one of those people who was there because I used to spit patterns and spit sh*t like, "F*ck the law, just bubble up and cut the raw," and he was like, "Yo shorty, shorty. Look. You gotta switch up your patterns and you gotta be on your sh*t." DMX showed me crazy sh*t that inspired a lot of different inspiration and creativity with me.
A lot of people don't reach out when someone is going through a bad public situation. I've been through those situations so I know what it's like. I've been to the point where I've talked to people in the industry everyday and then a situation happens and then I don't talk to those people no more.
I'm one of those dudes who wants to continue to reach for people, regardless of [how the public perceives them].
Yung Berg is a producer/rapper/songwriter from the Chicago area who is widely known for his hit single "Sexy Lady." His run in hip-hop dates back to early days with DMX's Bloodline Records when he was known as "Ice Berg." He dropped his debut album, Look What You Made Me, in 2008 and is currently staying in the studio working on multiple projects. His next album is slated to drop later this year. For now, Yung Berg is keeping fans in-tune with his "Road To Humble Greatness" viral video series giving behind-the-scenes looks at his personal and public life.
Check out Yung Berg's "So Amazing" music video below: