While backstage at the “Under the Influence of Music” tour finale in Detroit, I was able to lure Berner aside after the show for an exclusive interview.
Seated comfortably on the DTE Energy Music Theatre patio, the Bay Area MC and I discussed—among other things—significant figures from his past, previously undisclosed details regarding his rap career, and the ins and outs of partying with the Taylor Gang.
Wiz Khalifa, who had just performed in front of 15,000 screaming fans, was socializing nearby when he decided to drop in on our conversation and share some words to live by: “Gangsters do what they wanna do; fuck ni**as do what they can.”
Sidenote: Thanks for watching! Follow @Berner415 on Twitter and look out for his upcoming mixtape Urban Farmers, as well as his contributions to Wiz’s sophomore album O.N.I.F.C. and the Taylor Gang compilation.