Hitmaka, also known as Yung Berg, is an American rapper, singer, songwriter, and record producer. He has made a name for himself in the music industry as a multi-faceted artist and has released several successful albums and singles. This article will explore Hitmaka’s early life, rise to fame, and later career.
Hitmaka was born Christian Ward on 7th December 1985 in Chicago, Illinois. He grew up in the city’s notorious Cabrini Green housing project. His mother was a drug addict and his father was largely absent from his life. At the age of 16, he decided to pursue a career in music and started producing local rap and hip-hop beats. He adopted the stage name Yung Berg and began to make a name for himself in the local music scene.
Rise to Fame
In 2004, Yung Berg signed a record deal with Epic Records and released his debut single, “Sexy Lady”, which peaked at number 7 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. The single was followed by his debut album, Almost Famous: The Sexy Lady EP, which was released in the same year. The album was a commercial success and spawned several hit singles, including “Sexy Can I” and “Do That There”. Yung Berg’s success continued with the release of his second album, Look What You Made Me, in 2008. The album was well-received by critics and fans alike and spawned the hit single “Do That There”.
In 2011, Yung Berg changed his stage name to Hitmaka and began to focus on producing and songwriting. He has worked with some of the biggest names in the music industry, including Chris Brown, Rihanna, and Nicki Minaj. He is also known for his work on the hit single “Lemonade” by rapper Gucci Mane. In 2019, Hitmaka released his debut EP as a solo artist, Big Hit. The EP was critically acclaimed and spawned the hit single “Thot Box”.
Hitmaka has come a long way from his humble beginnings in Chicago. He has established himself as a successful artist in the music industry and has released several successful albums and singles. His career is still going strong and he shows no signs of slowing down.