Lead And Be Legendary (LABL), is a new, indie music company based in Detroit and the creative spawn of hip-hop artist Nametag Alexander and hometown turntable legend DJ DDT. LABL is a platform for artists who are willing to push the borders of artistry without having to answer to the whims of a corporate interest. To demonstrate this principle, Nametag completed a 5 part freestyle series titled "W.I.T.H.I.N" (Who In The Hell Is Nametag). W.I.T.H.I.N. featured Nametag repurposing some of his favorite industry tracks (both new and dated) into a calling card for his signature style of aggressive lyricism and inventive flow. Over the course of the freestyle series, DJ DDT was inspired to build original production around a select few of the stand out freestyles and also the lead original track, "Relentless" featuring Detroit MC, Travis Slang. While in the recording process of his own debut, R&B Singer-Songwriter, King DeAngelus had the idea to present a body of work with a mixtape feel, at the length of an EP, giving equal recognition to both the DJ and recording artist. This spawned the term, "mixtaEP", and "Lead And Be Legendary: The MixtaEP" will be the first of many.
DJ DDT Bio (brief):
Desmond "DJ DDT" Travis is a DJ, Producer, and Audio Engineer from Detroit, MI who has worked in major market radio for 15 years majority at Detroit's WJLB station. He's worked with some of the best in music, including Eminem, Snoop Dogg, Denaun Porter and many more. He is currently backing up Detroit emcee, Nametag as his DJ, while playing part in running the Lead And Be Legendary imprint.
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Nametag Bio (brief):
With a sound rooted in the melodic grit of his hometown of Detroit, and making his own stamps on international classics like Black Milk’s Popular Demand and Slum Village’s Dirty District Vol. 1 & 2, Nametag Alexander has earned the respect of indie rap heavyweights and publications such as XXL, 2DopeBoyz, Detroit Free Press and more.