That old adage "do what you love"
is perfectly applicable to the weed loving, nationally acclaimed prolific Bay Area rapper Berner
. For the past decade plus this rap artist, weed activist/entrepreneur born Gilbert Anthony Mano
has crafted a unique and phenomenally lucrative and fun career, all the while balancing his two main life passions of weed and rap music. Having built a strong rep as rap recording and performing artist, to date Berner's rich back catalog boasts 14 albums including his most recent full-length release found at Amoeba, Drought Season 3
, which is just one of many dropped on his own prolific Bern One Ent.
record label. Equally respected by rap fans and peers, Berner's
countless studio collaborations over the years include full length releases with such fellow Bay Area artists as Messy Marv
and the late great rapper The Jacka
with whom he recorded the three part aforementioned Drought Season
trilogy. Others in the really long list of Berner collabs include B-Real
, Snoop Dogg
, Nipsey Hussle
, Young Thug
, and Too $hort
. Perhaps even more widely known in hip-hop is his longstanding relationship and collaborative work with Wiz Khalifa
. Having been down since day one with the Pittsburgh, PA based, fellow weed loving hip-hop star Wiz Khalifa
, the Bay Area artist counts himself as among those part of Khalifa's elite Taylor Gang Ent.
label crew along with such others as Project Pat
, Chevy Woods, Ty Dolla $ign
, and Tuki Carter