After moving to another rough neighborhood known as "The Wild 100's," Bert started to write stories about his surroundings, maturing in his abilities as a storyteller, and inherently taking form as Bert Kenerson, the rapper. "Even as a child, life was hard. Can you imagine growing up in a situation where violence and death are a common thing?" Yet through all the negativity surrounding him, Bert was able to use stories, poems, and eventually raps to depict his life and share his struggles, knowledge, and experiences with the world.
Inspired by many of the rappers that were popular when he was younger - MC Juice, Common Sense, and Twista - Bert created a style all his own. Known for his lyrical talent and ability to convey emotion through his music, Bert "started rhyming as a way to express my thoughts and introduce myself and my surroundings to people."
Bert's talent has not gone unnoticed. He has opened for numerous big-name artists such as Jadakiss, Fabolous, Nas, Snoop Dogg, Twist, DJ Kwik, Method Man & Redman, Mos Def, and the Roots. Briefly attached to American Idol winner Ruben Studdard, Bert is now open and ready to share his skills and stories with the world.