What you see isn’t always what you get & singer/songwriter BErtell Young fits that exact definition. From first sight, one may get the notion that when BErtell touches the mic, he’s going to explode on the rap tip, but when he opens his mouth to blow a note, you quickly see why he’s not only stamped by super producer Bryan Michael Cox, but also why he’s Capitol Records’ shining star.
“I asked my mom to drop me off at the Greyhound station. I called her three days later and she was like ‘What’s this weird number in my caller ID?’ I said, ‘Mom, I’m in New Jersey.’ So I talked to her for about twenty minutes, trying to sound excited. Then I hung up and thought, ‘Damn, now what am I gonna do?’ I had nowhere to stay─ no family, no friends, nothing in New Jersey. I slept in Newark Penn Station for four days. Then I had to figure out as a man what I was doing with my life.”
It’s apparent that BErtell didn’t allow what most would regard as the dark tunnel to warp his vision of BEing the BEst. His experiences have led him to Atlanta, Georgia where he’s BEen very well respected for his craft as a full fledged musician. He has an amazing team BEhind him, which parallels his talent full throttle.
BErtell is by no means shy, and loves to jump in any conversation about music. Check out what he had to say about DJs.
BERTELL: It feels good man. It feels great to get your music out there and for people to appreciate and respect it. It’s very humbling.
BE ENTERTAINED MAGAZINE: BEING ON THE MIXTAPE CIRCUIT, IT’S OBVIOUS YOU AND DJS GO HAND IN HAND; WHO ARE SOME OF THE DJS YOU RIDE WITH?
BERTELL: Shout out to DJ Infamous, DJ Smalls, who hosted my mixtape that I just released. Shout out to Greg Street, shout out to DJ Jay 1, shouts to Michael 5000 Watts back in Houston, and all of the DJs that has ever supported any of the records that I’ve ever made or that I ever cut; I appreciate all of them for doing that. Shout outs to ALL the DJs man BEcause we need ’em, just like they need us; we need each other. Like um, you can’t have good without bad.
BE ENTERTAINED MAGAZINE: EVER SINCE WE WERE FIRST INTRODUCED TO YOU, WE’VE SEEN HOW YOUR GRIND HAS BEEN SO CONSISTENT. WHAT’S UP NEXT FOR YOU?
BERTELL: I’ve got a new single…a NEW SINGLE called “Headboard” featuring the homie Bobby V; make sure y’all check that out. Follow me on Twitter @BertellOnline. Hit ya boy up man. Also shout outs to DJ Kid Capri, we were kicking it with him hard for the Core DJs Retreat. Oh, shout outs to Tony Neal.
For lots more from BErtell & to hear his mixtape THE FRAT HOUSE, THE WAFFLE HOUSE, THE DORM ROOM visit BERTELL ONLINE