On Friday, Feb. 16th of 2018 the very first ValidTine’s Day Showcase took place at the Old Miami Music Venue, a Detroit staple. The show was a success, and thanks to Mega Powers accidentally leaving the recorder on after their set, we now have the full audio files of Valid’s performance that night which has now been released as a live album dubbed Valid Live At The Old Miami. This stage set is an assortment of songs that were released on Valid’s debut album and joint EP’s from the last few years. This free download is an exclusive Bandcamp only release featuring Valid & friends.
Be sure to support Valid by checking out the description box on each track for download/purchase links to the original songs, thank you!
Special thanks to DJ JMAC on the turntables holding Valid down this whole performance, Old Miami staff & Sound team, Dee Brundidge for the graphics, Tone Rizzo for the mix, Ellie Sandiego for hosting, Emile, Blaaq Gold, Ideeyah, Mega Powers, Slot-A, Jaws That Bite, and everyone that was involved that night!
Watchdetroit.com is quickly establishing itself as one of the go-to sources for the latest buzz in the artistic city of Detroit, and in their latest This Is Detroit Hip-Hop segment Jaci Caprice talks it up with none other than Valid. Watch the exclusive interview and catch Valid breakdown his love for Hip-Hop, the support he thrives off of in Detroit, his new album Reach High all among other interesting conversation pieces!
In the final installment of valid313.com’s “A Day With Ellie” exclusive interview series, Ellie sits down with none other than platinum credited producer and Grammy award winning DJ HEAD! Head has worked on classic records with Eminem and Dr. Dre during his time under the Shady Records brand. Peep this exclusive interview where he breaks down how it all happen for him, as well as shows of some Hip-Hop hardware that any Hip-Hop head would love to get their hands on!
Also, make sure to check out Valid’s new album “Reach High” which features two tracks with cuts from DJ Head, AVAILABLE NOW! (more…)
If you were not able to tune in on Mothers Day to The Dirty Words Radio show to catch Valid and Feral Ground join Dirty White, have no fear, you can stream the whole episode here! Catch Valid chop it up about his new album Reach High and live in studio performance from Feral Ground! Also, surprise guest Heater and Scrap of Krown P Camp/Indigenous Tribe stop in as well! Listen below!
Well known and respected Metro Times newsweekly magazine has covered just about everything that is popping in the metro-Detroit area for over 30 years. With over 657,000 loyal readers Valid is very honored to have the trusted news source shine light on his debut album Reach high. Vol. 35/Issue 30/May 6-12, 2015 edition of the Metro Times features a interview with The Big Valbowksi where his new album ‘Reach High’ is briefly explained track for track.
Lab notes with Valid
By Kahn Santori Davison
“Metro Times first met Valid last September, when he joined local producer and DJ jMAC for their collaborative album Beyond Physics. Fast forward another eight months and Valid is super excited about his first solo release, Reach High. The Detroit-born artist sat down with MT to dig into some of the tids, tads, and tales that helped create this vital music.
Metro Times: With “Validation,” it feels like you were trying to set the tone for the album. The scratching is on point, and you’re lyrically staking your claim.
Valid: This is one of the pieces I’m most proud of. I don’t think “Validation” necessarily sets the tone of the album, but this being my official debut project, I think it does introduce, or re-introduce, me to listeners…” READ FULL ARTICLE HERE