Tell us everything will need to know about you.
Kid Berg is a balance between a business and a businessman; using brains when needed and still using heart when it comes down to the music. The just-turned-22-year-old calls Miami home, and you can hear the influence in his music; using reggae, Latin, and classic rap as his inspirations.
Momentum has been explosive in recent months, with the release of hit pop/rap record, “The Hideaway”. In a span of 3 months, the song received hundreds of thousands of streams across the world, even landing Berg on the cover of Ace Magazine.
“When your blood type is Icon, the name of the game isn’t just selling songs; It’s changing the world and giving others the chance to do it too,” says KB when asked about his plans for the future.
State your favorite genre of music and your reason.
Rap music is the most beautiful sound to me, just look at how many different rap- sounds there are around the world.
Tell us your experience as a musician.
As a musician, I have lived the life I never thought was even possible. From shows across the State to ending up on the radio, I feel like I was chosen for this life when things like that happen to me.
Tell us the theme of your song.
“The Hideaway” is a mix of heartbreak and adventure in the Virgin Islands.
Name the people behind your success and thank them on this platform.
My first shout-out will always go to my dad, he’s the biggest fan I could ask for and the reason why I do this today. In this industry I owe a shout-out to Zack Blair who’s developing my sound right now, Redlyte who sang on “The Hideaway” with me, and also I want to say what’s up to DJ Fresh spinning the song on 89.5 FM!
Tell us about your future goals.
My goals in the future might be a little different than the average musician; I see myself running a brand called: “Icon” That will include everything from clothing lines to radio stations to recording music.
Go into detail about your opinion on religion and politics.
You are the first to ask me that wow. Religion is something anyone can believe in or not believe in and I’d respect it. Politics gets tricky. I think politics separates people more than it brings them together and that’s a problem.
Elaborate on how you think your music is inspiring your fans.
I make music of all moods, and when I say something in a song, it’s because I’ve gone through it, whether good or bad. I want people to feel inspired by hearing something they thought no one else was going through and push themselves to be better from it.
Explain the changes you have observed so far in the music industry.
The music industry is always changing but in the past few years that I’ve been an artist I’ve seen a lot of people in the industry completely change the way rap sounds. It’s very interesting to see where music is going because we can’t forget everything is still a phase in life.
State the artists you cherish most and your reason.
Up at the top of my list is Amy Winehouse (R.I.P) whose music I know by heart and brought me through my worst times. After her would-be 50 Cent for really getting me deeply involved in rap as a kid with ‘Get Rich or Die Tryin’.
Give us the links to your social network and stores.
Music videos (VEVO)
Elaborate on how you develop your lyrics.
Writing lyrics for me is a process that changes every time I do it. Sometimes I write a song in 2 hours sitting in a room by myself; other times I’m in the studio for 12 hours straight with 3 producers and an artist trying to come up with the perfect lyrics line-by-line.
Tell us if you enjoy collaborating with other artists or just singing as a solo artist.
I absolutely love working with other artists. You will never come up with something as cool or unique as when you and another talented artist come together and make something from scratch.
Brief us your opinion on making music that makes people dance or making the kind of music with a genuine message that inspires them.
I make music like my latest song, “The Hideaway” which is mostly for people to enjoy and dance to; whereas tomorrow I might put something out that you need to sit down and think about. I believe in making whichever song is more important to you at the moment because people still want a little of both.
Tell us what you know about copyright.
I’ve recently done my reading on the music business as all artists should do! When it comes to copyright the most important that I remembered is that owning the copyright to a sound recording is different from owning the underlying musical composition, and that can get very tricky when people try selling music.
Discuss the impact of a Performing Rights Organization.
P.R.O. runs the world. They basically register artists’ music and collect the royalties owed to the artists from across the world. I’m with BMI and they make it so easy for me to get paid and keep it moving.
Elaborate on how you develop your melody and instrumentation.
Making the melody of a song can be the easiest or hardest part of a song. Usually, I’d like to hear the instruments first before I make any melodies but sometimes you have to sing something first before you can make a beat around it. Creating instruments/ melodies is like waking up from a dream where you had a song in your head and trying to recreate that song. (Wow, deep)! Excuse me if I ever sound crazy I just get inspired randomly.
Go into detail on the recording process of this song.
“The Hideaway” took over 30 hours to finish in the studio. We produced it from scratch and wrote it on the spot. We recorded the first 12 hours with a female pop singer and out of nowhere we switched the singer for a reggae artist, who changed the tone of the song completely, and 30 hours later this track was born.
Discuss your music performance.
My performance style is very interesting. I like putting on a show which means I’m using a live band, and if I can’t use a band I will bring dancers. Shows are all about having a good time, so music is only part of it.
Tell us how you will rate yourself as an artist.
I am a 10 today, tomorrow, and yesterday!!!