Berna drops his 9-track debut EP Poor Little Rich Kid
21-year-old Berna drops his 9-track debut EP ‘Poor Little Rich Kid’
Today, 21-year-old Berna drops his 9-track debut EP ‘Poor Little Rich Kid’ via EMPIRE. Accompanying the EP are stylish visuals for ‘Poppin’’ which were shot by Luke Biggins who has also worked with the likes of Stormzy, Skepta, Chip, Bugzy Malone to name a few. Photographed in the EP’s artwork we see a young Berna gazing into the mirror with his older self reflected back.
“Poor Little Rich Kid is about the evolution and growth of Berna from when I was 16 years old and I dropped my first BlackBox to 21-year-old Berna. It’s about my environment and how it affects me and those around me and our upbringings; coming from humble beginnings and now getting a taste of a better life. The EP has been a work in progress for some time now, so its significance is high. I’m sure it means as much to me as it does to my supporters because they’ve been waiting equally as long.” – Berna
Years in the making, ‘Poor Little Rich Kid’ explores tales of success, growth, family, resilience and loss, spanning just under 30 minutes. Throughout the EP Berna worked with some of the scenes most in-demand producers including Akaali (credits include Mitch, Loski), Chek Beatz (credits include; Lil Tecca, Fredo), Levi Lennox (credits include; J Hus, Stormzy) as well as the legendry producer & DJ Sir Spyro.
Cape Town born, East London raised, Berna, took to rap after losing his brother 4 years ago and built notoriety from a slew of viral freestyles on platforms such as Blackbox, GRM Daily and Link Up TV. Growing up he listened to the likes of Skepta, Ghetts, Dizze Rascal and US rappers such as Biggie & 50 Cent. Drawing influences from all genres, he blends the best bits of UK and US under one roof, Berna has confidently carved out his own lane and sound.
Despite already achieving so much so young, ‘Poor Little Rich Kid’ will be his debut EP and is highly anticipated amongst his peers. Both ‘PLRK’ & ‘Poppin’ picked up support from Radio 1, 1Xtra, Capital Xtra, Rinse FM as well as making it onto Spotify’s New Music Friday playlist. With the UK rap scene at an all-time high, Berna has no doubt where he fits into the musical landscape.
1. Da Intro (prod. 6ixvi & Mazza)
2. PLRK (prod. Akaali)
3. Da Zoo (prod. CZR Beats)
4. Nuttin New (prod. Chek Beatz)
5. Poppin’ (prod. Akaali)
6. B&B (prod Levi Lennox)
7. Rollin’ (prod Sir Spyro)
8. It’s Business (prod. MB)
9. Da Outro (prod. SlickJayBeatz)
Post by: Sammi Swinton