Nametag Alexander
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Nametag Alexander

Southfield, Michigan, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2014 | SELF

Southfield, Michigan, United States | SELF
Established on Jan, 2014
Band Hip Hop Soul




"All Nametag Press"

“Detroit consistently puts out quality music shown first with Motown and later with hip-hop. With artists like Guilty Simpson, Elzhi, Black Milk, Phat Kat, Nametag and more calling the region home, Detroit could be said to be one of the Meccas of Hip-Hop.” - TAG ALEXANDER WEBSITE


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.

Classic Cadence Vol. 3 (2011)

Quarter Water Vol. 1 & 2

For Namesake


The Tag Alexander EP



Detroits hip-hop scene has a storied history and a bright future, and Nametag has one foot in each place. His career origins include records alongside hometown legends like Slum Village, while his solo efforts have earned him a rep around the country as one of the citys brightest young voices. And after calling various areas of Detroit home, hes the perfect storyteller to narrate the citys ins and outs.

Tag grew up in Detroits east, west, and north sides, constantly moving around with his mother to avoid repercussions of his fathers drug addiction. He dealt with the familial struggles and nomadic lifestyle by burying himself into his notebook, penning lyrics about his experiences and drawing inspiration from legends like Rakim. He quickly became the latest member of a family chockfull of R&B and gospel vocalists, rhyming with his friends and relatives such as Black Milk and Black Bethoven.

Tag got involved in Detroits hip-hop history early, and in a big way: his first placement was on Slum Villages compilation Dirty District Vol. 1. From there, he continued to body other appearances on Motor City classics such as Dirty District Vol. 2, and Black Milks Broken Wax, Popular Demand and The Set Up with Fat Ray. But while contributing to others projects, he continued to build his own footing with a collection of critically-acclaimed mixtapes, EPs and a full length album, The Name Is Tag. He eventually earned the respect of indie rap heavyweights and publications such as XXL, 2DopeBoyz, Detroit Free Press and more.