Detroit artists Valid and Stretch Money have dropped off a fresh single called “Sentimental”, which finds them collaborating with guest vocalist Kelly Kerr and producer Chuck Cross. A vivid, infectious song that blends influences from 80s pop and electronic in a refreshing manner alongside hip-hop, “Sentimental” provides heavy replay value while keeping its feel authentic throughout. Atop the synth-laden soundscape provided by Cross, Valid, Stretch Money, and Kerr dazzle with strong vocal performances that find all three artists delivering unique contributions, yet adding up to a cohesive whole. Hallmarked by a solid hook alongside potent verses, “Sentimental” finds these Detroit artists shining as they deliver an engaging track with wide-ranging appeal.
“Sentimental” makes for a refreshing smash overall, and this one is sure to be on repeat within our rotation for some time. It appears Valid and Stretch Money are starting the new year on a strong foot, and we are excited to be along for the journey.
About Valid and Stretch Money: Praised by the likes of Icewear Vezzo, Peezy, and Baby Money to name a few, and often deemed as the blueprint of “Detroit street-rap”, Stretch Money is nothing less than a household name in the Motor City. He immediately took over the airwaves, with his everlasting single Take Money to Make Money, and his debut album of the same name is a certified Detroit classic. For over 15 years, Stretch Money has stayed ahead of the curve while continuing to serenade the streets with fresh music and collaborations with Icewear Vezzo, Oba Rowland, Sada Baby, and Cash Kidd amongst others.
Insert Valid. Some would say this Detroit-born MC of Serbian descent is on the completely other side of the spectrum than Stretch Money. Receiving spins on Shade45 from the likes of DJ Premier and Statik Selektah, and collaborating with artists such as Elzhi, Illa J, and Apollo Brown, it would be completely reasonable to assume that Valid and Stretch Money would have nothing in common, but nothing could be further from the truth.
Coming from different cultures and backgrounds but harboring the same love for the music and a high level of mutual respect, Valid and Stretch Money have joined forces to prove there are no boundaries, nor limits to their music or the goals they can accomplish. All while anchoring the attitude of the often-demonized Detroit Bad Boys Basketball squad of the 80s, this unlikely duo has a chip on their shoulder, a bad attitude, and they are out for revenge on those who counted them out. Valid and Stretch Money are Bill & Isiah.
Take a listen to “Sentimental” below and familiarize yourself further with Valid and Stretch Money: