Yung Berg in Chicago, Illinois
|Birth name||Christian Ward|
|Also known as||Iceberg|
September 9, 1984 |
Chicago, Illinois, United States
|Occupations||Rapper, Singer, Songwriter, Producer|
|Years active||2001 - present|
|Labels||Yung Boss/Epic/Koch (2007-2009), Young Fly/TBA (2011-present)|
|Associated acts||The Dream Team, K-Young, Rob Holladay, Ca$ha, Mia Rey, Ray J, Driicky Graham, Princé B. Richardson, Bryant McKinnie|
Christian Ward (born September 9, 1984), better known by his stage name Yung Berg, is an American rapper from Chicago. He is of African American and Puerto Rican descent. His first single was "Sexy Lady", which features R&B singer Junior. Yung Berg had been previously signed to DMX's Bloodline Records as Iceberg. He is featured on the Exit Wounds soundtrack. His debut album Look What You Made Me was released in 2008.
Music career 
Musical beginnings 
In 2001, he was signed to DMX's Bloodline Records. He made his debut on the Exit Wounds soundtrack on the song "Dog 4 Life" as Iceberg. However, his parents sent him to a military boarding school in Montana in 2001. He moved to Los Angeles after finishing school in 2003. In 2005, Yung Berg worked as a hypeman and recording assistant for Disturbing tha Peace member and Chicago rapper Shawnna. Later that year, he founded his Yung Boss imprint and production team Yung Bosses.
2007-08: Almost Famous EP & Look What You Made Me 
Berg's debut single "Sexy Lady, which featured R&B singer Junior, became a hit on Los Angeles urban radio, and he signed with Epic Records among many labels that approached him. Berg's six-track EP Almost Famous: The Sexy Lady EP was released in July 2007. Also in 2007 he made a cameo in the music video of singer Kat DeLuna's debut single "Whine Up." "Sexy Lady" peaked at #18 on the Billboard 100. In 2008, Berg released another single "Sexy Can I", a collaboration with singer Ray J, then his debut album Look What You Made Me. The second single was "Do That There", featuring Dude 'n' Nem, followed by "The Business", featuring Casha, which peaked at #33 on the Hot 100. In September 2009, was released his song "Baby I'm Back" featuring Jhené Aiko.
2009-present: TBA 
During the years of 09 to 2013 Berg has release a number of mixtapes, his lastest mixtape was Chicago Redemption. He also defunct his old label Yung Boss Records & started his new label Yung Fly Movement our YFM with upcoming singer Mia Rey & upcoming Chicago rapper Jordan Hollywood. It is unknown when Berg will be releasing his second studio album our the label it will be distributed at.
Other ventures 
Co-Writing & Producing 
In 2009 along with Berg's producer Rob Holladay & his brother & singer K-Young, they formed the production group The Dream Team. Yung Berg announced in an interview on Playboy Radio July 1, 2010 that the Last Train to Paris album by Diddy would feature songs they co-wrote and produced.
Reality shows 
In December 2008, Berg began casting "exceptionally stand out beautiful dark skin/brown skin women to showcase beauty of all races" for a potential dating reality show that he would host. However, as evidenced by the trailer for his new TV Show, titled "Back In Business", it will not be a dating show. But the reality show was never released as planned.
Personal life 
Berg is considered a "deadbeat parent" by the Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services, which has published information on Berg's failure to pay child support.
Flo Rida & Brisco 
On July 10, 2008 Berg made a controversial issue with Pop rapper Flo Rida when speaking about his upcoming album Look What You Made Me when he stated "my album got pushed back like Flo Rida's hairline", though he later apologize for his remark stating he was just playing. Flo Rida's label mate & longtime friend Brisco took offense to the remark stating "you talkin too much, I'ma beat yo lil red ass". On March 7, 2008 Yung Berg insulted Miami rapper Brisco on a video podcast & got beat up by R.Bruce.
Bow Wow 
On March 25, 2008 Yung Berg released his controversial single entitled "Do That There", which was a direct diss towards fellow rapper, Bow Wow. But during a interview Burg stated that the two settle there differences.
On June 10, 2008 Maino confirmed that he had slapped Chicago rapper Yung Berg during a club performance. But considered he did out of showing Yung Berg how to have respect. But as of 2013 the two rapper's our now on good terms with each other.
On June 16, 2008 after singer Ne-Yo accused Berg of copying auto-tune vocal style from T-Pain and Lil Wayne, Berg posted a video blog criticizing Ne-Yo. But as of 2013 the two's differences has been resolved.
On August 23, 2008 It was reported & confirmed that Yung Berg had got ambush by rapper Trick-Trick & his entourage in his club & had his signature Transformers chain taken at Detroit, Michigan. But On August 26, 2008 rapper Trick-Trick denied having anything to do with the altercation & in an fact saved Yung Berg from the altercation. On December 16, 2011 Berg finally explained the altercation by stating he didn't want to go to Trick-Trick’s club since a member of his entourage had a problem with him, but somehow ended up there. "I was like 30 deep, I went in the club & I went to the back because I had the number one record at the time." He said, stating that he wanted a free bottle. "The co-owner come back & he said, My partner Trick-Trick said ain’t no love for you on those bottles. I was like, your partner? Hold on. So now we’re in Trick-Trick’s club, I come to find out, the same club that I didn’t want to go to & perform. Now, I’m in the club. I’m like 5’6, 150 pounds. I come out there and the whole club security surrounds me. They whooped my ass through the club, the security, he continued. My entourage was all around us and they was getting they ass whooped too!"
Rowdy T 
On October 5, 2010 United Kingdom rapper Rowdy T announced that he had took Berg's Batman chain & calling Berg a snitch for reporting it to police. But during a interview Berg announced that he had did no such thing & the Chain wasn't nothing important to him. On March 20, 2011 Berg announced that he was done with flashy jewlery stating "On some real sh*t back in the day when I was buying those big a** chains and sh*t, I felt like that was a part of me being Yung Berg. But me growing up & being Christian, being Mr. Ward, and who I really I am, I toned down. I'm not going to be with the big gaudy chains because people would look and they would say 'Well, this n*gga still ain't learn his lesson.' I learned my lesson. I'm going to have jewelry but it's going to be more upscale & common. It's not going to be catching just the n*gga eye."
Teairra Mari 
On February 21, 2012 during a interview, singer Teairra Mari stated that she did not like Berg & would get Berg jumped again due to comments made by Berg about her during one of his interviews. On May 10, 2012 during a recent interview Berg spoked about the situation stating "On the Teairra situation, first & foremost, I did the interview with The Breakfast Club in 2011, & I left that in 2011," he said in an interview. After I did the interview, I called Ray J & I said, Yo, this is what I talked about in my interview,' because I spoke candidly about our relationship and I felt my loyalty is to Ray, it's not nowhere near to Teairra. I don't even know her like that, & at the end of the day, why are we gonna go back & forth about how you tired to holla at me...you know what you did...I've got bigger things to worry about than being trivial over some p*ssy, especially when there's so much p*ssy out there. I've been called worse by better people than her".
- Studio albums
- 2008: Look What You Made Me
- 2013: TBA
- last.fm: Yung Berg
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