Valid On The LABL Podcast (LISTEN HERE)

Indie-music & lifestyle imprint, Lead And Be Legendary presents the The LABL Podcast, hosted by Detroit hip-hop artist Nametag Alexander. The latest episode “Mihajlo” features none other than Valid himself, and named after his latest release. Besides diving into speaking about Valid’s latest album release, they discuss, his strong grassroots level approach as an independent artist. They get into the importance of planning and execution for music releases, being against “pay for play”, and Valid gave a dope analysis on why it’s difficult to label newer albums as classics. Listen below, and make sure to visit


Chuck Cross Releases His New Album “Out Of Nowhere”


Today marks the born-day of Detroit Hip-Hop producer Chuck Cross, who has decided to flip the script and bring the world a gift on his special day instead. Earlier this morning Chuck released his album Out Of Nowhere which features his own recipe of soulful smooth Hip-Hop production laced with verses from heavyweights such as as Rapper Big Pooh, Skyzoo, T3 of Slum Village, and many more! Check out the new project at and make sure to check the video for the first single off the album directed by Diego Cruz entitled Stay Calm which showcases Guilty Simpson, Valid, & Nametag Alexander below!


Origix Birthday Celebration Featuring Valid, Nametag, & More

Origix & DC have been holding down Detroit Hip-Hop for years through their outlets and The Zone Radio Show on 89.3 WHFR, and now on Saturday, Dec. 5th we get to give back as a token of the communities appreciation!
Come check out Nametag, Valid, Aaron Taylor, Mike Blu, Jay Wullah, Dub Camp, and Origix & DC themselves at Simsons After Dark to celebrate Origix Birthday!



New Video Feat. Guilty Simpson, Valid, & Nametag Courtesy of Chuck Cross

Producer Chuck Cross aims to make his mark in the world of Hip-Hop by releasing his self produced album Out Of Nowhere scheduled for release sometime in 2016. The album has confirmed features from T3 of Slum Village, Skyzoo, and Rapper Big Pooh to name a few. Chuck plans to build the buzz for the project by releasing Stay Calm the first single/video off the upcoming project which features Detroit MC’s Nametag, Valid, & Detroit legend Guilty Simpson.

Timing is everything, and Chuck could not have picked a better time to drop this video directed by Diego Cruz. With Nametag’s new single La Da Da getting much attention, Stones Throw Records releasing Guilty’s new album Detroit’s Son, and Valid still riding the momentum from his late spring release Reach High, it’s only right that right now is the time for this collaboration to come to us “out of nowhere”.