Darius Bernhardt, known by his stage name The Kid Abel, was born and raised in the streets of Philadelphia, but “The City of Brotherly Love” was not kind to Darius who was bullied about his weight and attitude throughout primary and secondary school. Despite all of his hardships and negative influences, he has still managed to become the genuine, compassionate artist he is today who knows no bounds. He created his first six track CD when he was just fourteen years old at a summer camp with some friends. At that time, he went by the stage name DollaD, but he now goes by The Kid Abel. However, The Kid Abel never would have come to be if he didn’t have the inspiration to start rapping when he got to college. His friend CJ, who is paralyzed from the waist down, inspired The Kid Abel to start rapping again. He listened to some of CJ’s music and it sparked a fire within him. Ever since then, he’s gone by the stage name The Kid Abel because it has more significance. The Abel in his stage name is primarily a satirical reference of the bible. His family is very religious, and he always went to church growing up, but never felt a connection with god. When he went off to college freshmen year, he was talking with his friend CJ and broke free of the fears that were instilled in him growing up. The second biblical reference in his name has to do with the story of Cain and Abel. The Kid Abel had a rocky relationship with his brother. Growing up, they were always getting into arguments and he could relate their relationship to cain and abel. Most importantly, The Kid Abel is about being able to do anything at any time. Being reliable and dependent are extremely important values to him because when he was growing up, only his mother saw those traits in him. Lastly, The word Kid refers to how he was a free spirit growing up by causing trouble at times. He maintains that composure to this day. When listening to his new single “The One”, fans can hear his free spirit, past struggles, and unique persona through his lyrical rapping.