Kevin Barnes, professionally known as “Chopper Young City”, was born in Baltimore and raised in New Orleans with humble beginnings. His musical career skyrocketed in his late teens as a result of being chosen out of 50,000 national “star-wannabe’s” to become a cast member of MTV’s reality TV show “Making the Band 2″, which was produced and directed by Sean “P Diddy” Combs. The Reality Show was a search for R&B and Rap’s newest and upcoming “star”, and Chopper was a perfect fit. He made his world debut as the prominent & most talked about, member of the world-famous, platinum selling group, “Da Band”.
After a successful collaboration with P Diddy’s Bad Boy South label, Chopper has launched his solo career with M.O.E Entertainment & Roster Records. Chopper recently finished a 23 city, nationwide tour to promote the release of his debut solo album “Risky Business”, which is scheduled to be released 1st Quarter, 2011. He is currently filming a reality TV show called “Life After The Band” and looking forward to the television release of his recently filmed music video “Married to the Money”, directed by Mr. Boomtown of Boomtown Productions. This video as well as others by Chopper can be viewed at www.worldstarhiphop.com
Check out all of Chopper’s recent mixtapes on www.DATPIFF.com