Who is Yung Berg and what is his net worth 2018? American record producer, singer-songwriter and rapper, Christian Ward is most popularly known by his stage names, Yung Berg and Hitmaka. DMX’s Bloodline Records had previously signed him on as Iceberg but he later signed on to Epic Records. He released his debut single in 2007, Sexy Lady. This was followed by the release of his debut album, Look What You Made Me in 2008.
Berg was born as Christian Ward in Chicago, Illinois on September 9, 1985. He is associated with several other artists such as King Los, Bow Wow, Kid Ink, K-Young, Nicki Minaj, Jeremih, Rob Holladay, Driicky Graham, Meek Mill and Ray J. He has been active since 2001 with labels of the likes of Bloodline and Yung Fly Movement. He founded the Yung Fly Movement record label and is the CEO and President of the company.
Berg’s career began when DMX signed him to Bloodline Records in 2001. As his alias, Iceberg, he made his debut on the song Dog 4 Life on the Exit Wounds soundtrack. However, his stint there was cut short when he was sent to attend a military boarding school in 2001 in Montana. After graduating from the school in 2003m he moved to Los Angeles. He started working with rapper and Disturbing Tha Peace member, Shawnna, as a recording assistant and hypeman.
He founded the Yung Fly Movement (YFM) record label in 2005. The label, previously known as Yung Boss Records also comprises of an in-house production team that go by the name, the Yung Bosses.
Berg released his debut single, Sexy Lady in 2007, which became an instant hit on the LA urban radio. He then signed with Epic Records. In 2007, he made a guest appearance in the music video for the single, Whine Up for singer Kat DeLuna. He then released a second single titled, Sexy Can I in collaboration with singer Ray J. This was a part of his debut album, Look What You Made Me. Yet another popular single from the album was Do That There, that featured the likes of Casha, Dude ‘n’ Nem and The Business.
Together with his producer Rob Holladay and his older brother, K-Young, Berg established The Dream Team, a production group. He then collaborated with Nicki Minaj in 2012 where he co-produced and co-wrote the tracks, Shanghai, Want Some More and Buy a Heart for her album, The Pinkprint.
In 2012, he appeared in VH1’s Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood show, but was fired three years later.
Net Worth of Yung Berg
His multifold career as a record producer, singer, songwriter and rapper has garnered him a total net worth estimated at $2.5 million.
Berg has faced legal issues from the Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services for owing $104,962 in child support. He has also been part of several controversies such as dissing fellow rapper, Bow Wow through his single Do That There, insulting Brisco, the Miami rapper over a video podcast and singer Teairra Mari stating her displeasure over the comments that Berg had made about her during his interview with The Breakfast Club.