Wally Lockard III – Executive Producer

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Wally Lockard III, J.D., a native of Chicago, is a prominent figure in the entertainment industry, boasting a career spanning over two decades. With a background deeply rooted in Music, Management, and Media, Wally's ingenuity led to the inception of Urban Grind TV, a revered Hip-Hop TV Show captivating audiences for 15 years and 28 seasons on Comcast Cable TV in Chicago.

Regarded as a dynamic Executive Producer, Wally garners industry-wide recognition for his innovative leadership and creative prowess evident in his acclaimed media ventures like Urban Grind TV, Urban Grind Radio, and Urban Grind TV Music Distro. His unwavering dedication to excellence has earned him 26 prestigious awards, including a notable Cultural Impact Award.

Beyond his professional accomplishments, Wally is a distinguished graduate of law school, bringing a unique perspective to his endeavors. Additionally, he proudly served in the U.S. Military.

Active in various industry affiliations, Wally holds esteemed memberships in organizations such as the Recording Academy Chicago/Midwest Chapter (Grammys) and the SAE Institute PAC (Music Business). He also serves on the board of the Chicago Music Awards and is involved in philanthropic efforts, including Operation Dream Big, reflecting his commitment to community empowerment.

As a Certified Scholar & Teacher of Hip-Hop, Wally shares his wealth of knowledge and passion for the genre, inspiring aspiring artists and enthusiasts. Currently serving as Vice President of Operations for Jaz-O's label, Kingz Kounty Media Group in Brooklyn, NY, Wally continues to shape the music landscape, leaving an indelible mark on the industry.

Acknowledged for his contributions, Wally Lockard III is honored as a distinguished inductee into the Hip-Hop Heritage Foundation Hall of Fame in Chicago.

Stay updated with Wally's latest endeavors by following him on UrbanGrindTV.com and @UrbanGrindTV across all social media platforms.


  1. Chicago Music Award Winner (43rd) - YouTube Link
  2. Ruff Ryder Radio Award - TikTok Link
  3. Chicago Bridge Magazine Cover Feature - MagCloud Link
  4. Don Diva Magazine Feature - GetMyBuzzUp Link
  5. Illinois Media School Guest Speaker - YouTube Link
  6. Spirit Music Group for Jaz-O Mention - Spirit Music Group Link
  7. Wally's E-Book -Music is My Business: A Startup Guide to the Music Business
  8. Daily Herald Pesents Robert Feder - Daily Herald Link
  9. Chicago Defender Mention in Mary Datcher's Article - Chicago Defender Link
  10. Harold Jones Community Center Guest Speaker - YouTube Link
  11. AK of Do or Die Co-Signs Wally in the Music Industry - YouTube Link
  12. Rochester Baily Discussing Wally - YouTube Link
  13. Whats the Word Interview - YouTube Link
  14. N'Digo's "Eye On Chi" Interview - YouTube Link
  15. Chicago Music Award Winner - (32nd) - YouTube Link
  16. Formidable Men Magazine Feature - Formidable Men Magazine Link
  17. Hood Radio Award Winner - YouTube Link
  18. Voyage Austin Magazine Feature - Voyage Austin Magazine Link
  19. Chicago Music Award Winner (35th) - YouTube Link
  20. Radio One Chicago Interview - Facebook Link
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Wally Lockard III Grammy Pic 2021
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