Rick Ross, Cam'ron, 21 Savage To Headline A3C 2016
A3C Festival and Conference has just announced the lineup for its 12th year. Headlining acts include Rick Ross, 21 Savage, Bone Thugs N' Harmony, YFN Lucci, Bun B, Cam'ron, Young Dolph, Royce 5’9”, Redman, Too Short, Mystikal, Zaytoven, Bun B. 1000+ artists and 75+ shows. God damn! But wait, there's more: the festival will host "dozens of panels, workshops, meetups, mentor sessions, podcasts, interviews and screenings" with everyone from Master P to distinguished hip hop photographer Jonathan Mannion.
Stream "The Land" Soundtrack, Featuring Nas, Kanye West, Pusha T, & More
Nas' Mass Appeal has teamed up with IFC films to produce a film called "The Land," a tale of a gang of Cleveland skateboarders who enter the high-stakes molly game to pay tournament fees. Nas & co have already released a few songs from the soundtrack; now they release the full stream by way of NPR. The soundtrack features music from Nas, Kanye West Erykah Badu, Pusha T, Jeremih, French Montana, Fashawn, Stalley, Machine Gun Kelly, Dave East, Nosaj Thing, Jerreau, Ezzy and more. Check out the tracklist and stream it in full below.
Nas, Kanye West, Pusha T, & Jeremih To Appear On "The Land" Soundtrack
On July 29th, Mass Appeal and IFC Films will debut their new film "The Land," a tale of a gang of Cleveland skateboarders who enter the high-stakes molly game to pay tournament fees. The 14-track. OST will be made available on the same day. The tracklist was announced Tuesday -- appearances from Kanye West, Pusha T, Jeremih, Erykah Badu, French Montana, Machine Gun Kelly, Nas, who executive produced the film, and many more. Check it out below.
Stalley's "Saving Yusuf" Mixtape Is Coming Very Soon
When Stalley announced he was going on tour earlier this month, he also promised new music was on the way. With the tour dates fast approaching, fans of the MMG rapper were getting anxious for the impending material. That wait is almost over, as Stalley has set a release date for his upcoming mixtape, Saving Yusuf, will arrive Monday, January 25th.
Stalley Announces "From Me To You" Tour Dates
Stalley didn't do too much in 2015, although he did give fans a free mixtape with The Laughing Introvert and announce his own imprint, Blue Collar Gang, but apart from that, we didn't really hear from him. With 2016 underway, Stalley has already begun making moves. Today he's shared upcoming tour dates for his "From Me To You" tour. Not only that, he's promised music is on the way too.
Rick Ross Says "Self Made 4" Is Coming "Sooner Than You Think"
It's been two years since the MMG crew came together for an instalment in their Self Made series, and although they announced the fourth instalment, Self Made 4, in April, it's looking like now they're finally ready to begin the rollout.
Stalley Reveals Title & Artwork For New Project Dropping This Week
Stalley dropped his long-awaited debut album last year, but since then he's been relatively quiet. Just as we were beginning to wonder what was next for the MMG rapper, he's announced a new project dropping this week, by the name of The Laughing Introvert.
Review: Stalley's "Ohio"
Rick Ross and the Maybach Music Group have taken their time with Stalley. Signed in 2011, the same year as Meek Mill and Wale (who were almost immediately launched in to mainstream eyes), the MC is just getting a proper debut album released.
Stream Stalley's Upcoming Debut Album "Ohio"
Stalley is gearing up for his debut album, Ohio, to be released on October 27th. In a similar fashion to Black Milk, for whom we just received an album stream in advance of If There's A Hell Below, Stalley also lets go a full stream of Ohio one week prior to its release date.
Samples Of The Week: October 2
When hip-hop began, samples were all that DJs and producers had to construct instrumental tracks with. They'd dig through crates of vinyl trying to find isolated drum breaks, melodies or vocals that they could repurpose for use in hip-hop music. Today, sampling has become less common, but a choice sample can still push a track from lukewarm to hot faster than you can say "uh-huh honey". This week, see who Ab-Soul, OnCue and Rick Ross & Stalley sampled on their recent tracks, all of which can be found on HNHH.
Stalley Announces Title Of Debut Album [Update: Release Date & Album Cover Revealed]
MMG has put out plenty of successful albums, but it's generally the big three (Rick Ross, Meek Mill, and Wale) that have been given the proper shine. Meanwhile artists like Gunplay and Rockie Fresh have been put on the back burner. Stalley was also among those benched artists for some time, but it appears he'll be emerging from the shadows of his labelmates very soon.
Stalley Gets "Honest Cowboy" LeBron X Kicks For Mixtape
MMG artist Stalley dropped his "Honest Cowboy" mixtape on September 17th. As part of the celebration, Stalley got an exclusive "Honest Cowboy" LeBron X Elite iD. That's how most sneakerheads celebrate momentous occasions; new sneakers.
Underrated Audio: October 12- October 18
This week was a good one for hip-hop. The BET Hip-Hop Awards delivered cyphers from plenty of rappers, and Curren$y hopped on a track with his former YMCMB bosses, Lil Wayne and Birdman, which was pretty cool.
Underrated Audio: August 3- August 9
This week we don't have too many songs for your to look through. We saw a few big tracks drop this week from the likes of Future, Sean Kingston, Young Jeezy, Ab-Soul and Drake, but take the time to check out these three jams from Stalley (who dropped a new mixtape which you shouldn't overlook), Dom Kennedy (who has been missing from our lives lately) and Kat Dahlia (who is a new-comer, but hopefully we'll see more from her in the future).
Stalley Announces "Honest Cowboy" Mixtape [Update: Artwork & Tracklist Revealed]
Stalley recently dropped a free song titled "Raise Your Weapons," and today he reveals there are more of those on the way, with the announcement of an upcoming mixtape, Honest Cowboy.
Underrated Audio: July 20-26
Underrated Audio brings you four tracks from the past seven days that didn't get enough looks. This week Kidd Kidd offers a tribute to both Trayvon Martin and Ahlittia North, Sango drops some music to vibe too with help from JMSN, R.A. The Rugged Man drops a serious remix and Stalley stunts on "A-Wax." Check out the songs in the gallery above.
Underrated Audio: July 13-19
This week's Underrated Audio gathers four tracks of varying kinds for your listening pleasure. Both Kevin Gates and Ace Hood dropped albums this past week, and while Ace Hood's Trials & Tribulations was undoubtedly made for the mainstream, Kevin Gates' project took a somewhat experimental approach to rap. Gates incorporates rap-singing on Stranger Than Fiction, and while the content may be classified as gangster rap it also has emotions and a retrospective aspect to it, as well as unique beats, which make for an interesting combination.
BTS Photos: Video Shoot For Stalley's "Swangin" Single
MMG's Stalley shot the video for his "Swangin" single in his hometown of Massillon, Ohio on Friday afternoon. Although Rick Ross, Rockie Fresh, and Omarion were on set, there was no sign of veteran Houston emcee Scarface, who is featured on the track. Unfortunately, Stalley was denied permission to film at his alma mater school Washington High, which was his original plan.
Underrated Audio: May 7-13
You know how it goes. We've grabbed some of the tracks we thought were overlooked this past week, and placed them all in one place (here) for your enjoyment. This week it really is about rappers that are overlooked (apart from Party Next Door, who is not a rapper at all). From Jon Connor, to Stalley, to Tree, it's generally agreed that these rappers don't get the credit they deserve, and they're often overshadowed by some of the more flashy rappers. These rappers don't need flash though, they've got bars.
Review: Stalley’s “Savage Journey to the American Dream”
The pressure is on for Stalley who has just released his highly anticipated mixtape “Savage Journey to the American Dream”; his first project since signing with Maybach Music Group. Fellow MMG artists feature heavily throughout, including Wale, Meek Mill and label founder Rick Ross.