The 'Tag part is from a metaphor from how grafitti artists tag their names when putting their artwork on display. He knew he was headed on the right road when he landed his first official studio recording alongside Black Milk on a track titled “Real Life” on a Slum Village compilation titled Dirty District Vol. 1 (2002). From that point forward, he started gaining recognition by making guest appearances on releases such as B.R. Gunna’s Dirty District Vol.
2 (2003), Sound of the City (2005), Broken Wax (2007) Popular Demand (2007), The Set Up (2008) and so on. He began releasing his own projects in 2007. Now with a new era of Michigan hip-hop music expanding, Nametag is dead center in its growth and riding the wave to the top of the line. Nametag has shared the stage with popular name artists such as Talib Kweli, Big Sean, and Black Milk, just to name a few. He has earned numerous mentions in XXL Magazine, Detroit Free Press, Metro Times, Real Detroit Weekly.
He was nominated for 2010’s Detroit People’s Choice Music Awards for Best New Artist and Mixtape Of The Year for Classic Cadence Vol. 2. Nametag is a Detroit native artist that possess the talent to distinguish him from other hip hop artist not just from Michigan, but around the world. His lyrics wrap around your mind and entertains the imagination. Hip-Hop has evolved into a massive impact on our past generations and Nametag understands what it takes to be consistent with it. Previous projects include: • Ahead Of The Basics Mixtape (2007) • Courtesy Of Ambition EP (2008) • Classic Cadence Vol.
1 Mixtape (2008) • Rhyme Royal Mixtape (2008) • Classic Cadence Vol. 2 Mixtape (2009) • Soul System EP (2010) • His first official LP “The Name Is Tag”. (2010) • Classic Cadence Vol.3 Mixtape (2011) Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..
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