Christian Ward (born September 11, 1980) better known by his stage name Yung Berg , is an American rapper from Chicago. His first single was "Sexy Lady" which features R&B singer Junior. Yung Berg had been previously signed to DMX's Bloodline Records as Ice Berg. He is featured on the Exit Wounds soundtrack. His debut album Look What You Made Me will be released on August 12, 2008 and is a joint venture between Epic Records and Koch Records and includes guest appearances from Twista, Lil Wayne, Eve, Shawnna, Rich Boy, Jim Jones and DMX. The Almost Famous EP was released on July 24, 2007.
Yung Berg sat in the music industry background for the first half of the 2000s before his "Sexy Lady" jam blew up in 2007. At 15 years of age, he already had a record deal, signed to DMX's fledgling Bloodline Records, but his parents hastily pulled him out, sending him off to a military boarding school in Montana in 2001. After returning from school a few years later, he moved out to Los Angeles to get his career going again. In 2005, Berg jumped at the opportunity to work with Disturbing tha Peace member and Chicago rapper Shawnna as a hype man and as vocal/writing support in the studio. Soon, Berg was making bigger moves. He established his Yung Boss imprint, ghostwrote for other rappers, and his production team, Yung Bosses (of which he is a part with JFK and Rob Holiday), scored tracks for Eve, Juelz Santana, Memphis Bleek, and also Shawnna. When he sent the "Sexy Lady" single out to L.A. radio, it became a local hit. Labels were approaching the young rapper left and right with major deals, but he eventually settled with Epic Records. The six-track EP Almost Famous was released in July 2007. The hit single "Sexy Can I," a collaboration with singer Ray J, appeared before Berg's debut full-length, Look What You Made Me, landed in the summer of 2008. The first single off the album is "Sexy Lady", peaking at #18 on the Billboard 100. The second single is "Do That There". The third single is "The Business
", featuring Casha, peaking at #43. The next single is slated to be "Outer Space".
On Sunday, August 10th, 2008, Yung Berg and four of his associates were arrested in New York and charged with criminal possession of a weapon, criminal possession of marijuana and menacing. The arrest came after a dispute with a limo driver who filed a complaint against them. No further details were available at press time.
- 2007: Deal or No Deal
- 2007: Yung Berg: Tha Mixtape
- 2008: Young Boss or Die Vol. 1
- 2008: Passport Swag
- 2008: Young Boss or Die Vol. 2
- "Sexy Lady"
- "Sexy Lady Remix"
- "Sexy Can I"
- "Sexy Can I/Second Video"
- "Betta Man"
- "Do That There"
- "What It Do"
- "Show Off / That's Right"
- "The Business"