Hailing from Long Island, New York, Bert G. makes hip-hop that defies definition. Combining humor with defiance, Bert G.’s tracks feel relatable and fun while also speaking to real emotions and experiences. With a new single, “Don’t Need That Energy,” out now, plus a music video following this month (May 2022), Bert G. is paving his own path forward in the world of contemporary hip hop. Inspired by artists like J Cole and Nas, Bert G. focuses on his lyricism and the fact rap has always been a gateway to his sense of belonging. Growing up with strict parents as a child of an immigrant family, Bert G. struggled to fit in in his early years. At age 13, he started making music as an outlet for his emotions. When other kids would go out on Friday nights, Bert would stay in and write raps. He recalls this helping him deal with the hardships of life during his teenage years, like his parents’ divorce, getting bullied, and never feeling like he was truly accepted by his peers.