Wally Lockard III – Executive Producer

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Wally Lockard III J.D. is a Chicago native and culture creator who has been in the entertainment industry for over two decades.  Wally’s background in Music, Management and Media led him to develop Urban Grind TV an award winning Hip-Hop TV Show that has been broadcast on Comcast Cable TV for the last 13 years/26 seasons in Chicago.

Wally is a dynamic Executive Producer recognized industry wide for his creative leadership and artistic innovation through his media outlets Urban Grind TV, Urban Grind Radio, Urban Grind TV Music Distro. Wally’s platforms have amassed 24 awards for their creative media including personally receiving a Cultural Impact Award. Wally received his law degree from Purdue Global and is a disabled American Veteran having served proudly on active duty in the U.S. Military.

Memberships / Affiliations


  • Recording Academy Chicago/Midwest Chapter (Grammys)

  • SAE Institute PAC Member (Music Business)Member of Chicago/Midwest Chapter

  • Chicago Music Awards (Board Member)

  • Director of Strategic Marketing for El Nacimiento Tequila

  • Director of Strategic Licensing for Mary Janes Secret Garden

  • Operation Dream Big (Veterans)

  • Triton College Alumni Association.  

  • Vice President of Operations for Jaz-O’s label Kingz Kounty Media Group (Brooklyn, NY)

  • Hip-Hop Heritage Foundation Hall of Fame Inductee Chicago, IL 

  • Certified Scholar & Teacher of Hip-Hop.

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