Validʼs grit and determination has earned him respect in the hip hop community of Detroit, Michigan. As one of the most promising up and coming artists in Hip-Hop, Valid is aiming to spread his name and make noise across the country.
With his talent, work ethic, and desire to grow musically, Valid knows there is no limit to success. On Jan. 20, 2012, still riding the momentum of his single “Competitor” which featured Detroit legend SupaEmcee, Valid released his second project “The Maria EP,” featuring the Detroit banger “Think of Me,” which included Detroit all stars 7 The General, SupaEmcee and Mr. Cliffnote.
Valid also had the opportunity to work with the producer known as Topp, who requested a feature for his album, “View From The Top.” The album had Toppʼs beats laced with exclusive verses from Royce Da 5ʼ9, Joe Budden, Kuniva and Bizarre of D12, Moe Dirdee and many more of Detroitʼs elite. After Valid and SupaEmcee collaborated on Toppʼs album, the producer reached out again about a joint project called “The US-12 Experience” which got spins on major radio in the Fall of 2012, and then was followed up with another EP from Valid as one half of Hip-Hop duo “Beyond Physics” alongside producer/DJ JMAC.
The first generation Detroit-Serb MC released his official full-length debut album “Reach High” in April of 2015, which officially introduced the artist with the single “Validation”. Another single, New Nasty.” gave listeners a summer vibe with a new twist on the classic Bonnie and Clyde ʻRide or Dieʼ story. This was followed with a remix that gained just as much, if not more, notoriety and featured Atlantic Records’ own Dusty McFly as well as one of the freshest new names in music, Neisha Ne’Shae. The release of “Reach High” turned Valid into a prominent artist in the Detroit Hip Hop Community. He has received airplay on Detroitʼs No.1 radio station for hip hop and R&B, FM 98 WJLB, as well as 89.1 WIDR Kalamazoo and Power 96.5. He has also been interviewed by the Detroit Metro Times, This is Detroit Hip Hop, Soo Detroit Magazine, and was featured on DJBJ 3525’s Freestyle Friday on Detroit’s Hot 107.5. The momentum gave Valid the opportunity to reintroduce Beyond Physics with a brand new EP “BPII: The Samply Red EP” in July of 2016, a project that gained international attention from Hip-Hop blogs all over the world and from online music distributor bandcamp.com itself.
Valid followed this up with a busy 2017, releasing collaborative projects with two very different, yet highly respected producers. First up was “The Alley-Oop EP” with Chicago producer Slot-A in April. This was supported by the release of two singles,“Vigilante,” which features Magestik Legend of The Black Opera and NY Hip-Hop vet Skyzoo, and “What Up Doe” featuring Detroit veteran and J Dilla favorite Phat Kat. The latter single received spins on SiriusXM Radio thanks to legendary DJ Eclipse and was released as a special 45 on Record Store Day 2017 that has been carried in stores all over the world, and which was sold out on Fat Beatsʼ website. Validʼs second EP of 2017, released in October, was a collaboration with Michigan producer Jaws That Bite, titled “The ʼ87 Grand Classic.” It followed the release of the single “Iʼm Ill” featuring Aztek the Barfly, JP From The HP, and Guilty Simpson. In between these two EP releases, Valid performed at the 40th annual Dally In The Alley, a Detroit street music festival occurring every September, and later released a 30 min documentary “Valid In The Alley,” which included performance footage and
behind-the-scenes interviews detailing the importance of the event for Validʼs career as a Detroit artist.
Most recently, Valid released a special single in February of 2018 alongside Kid Vishis entitled “Yung Bucks,” which paid homage to The Young Bucks, one of the most popular tag teams in professional wrestling today. The song received a stamp of approval from the Young Bucks themselves via Twitter, as well as from others in the wrestling community. It also had the honor of being Validʼs third song to be played on SiriusXM Radio. Valid has also recently begun branching out into brand sponsorships, forming partnerships with Collar x Elbow Clothing (owned and operated by wrestling hardcore legend Al Snow) and BeardBalm, a Detroit based company specializing in beard grooming products. With the experience of working with respected platinum credited producers and musicians, such as Keith Murray, Nick Speed, and Grammy Award recipients DJ Head and Tone Rizzo, Valid continues to perfect his craft and lives by the code of being authentic, allowing his listeners to savor every word he says in his verses.