The Cleveland Cavaliers tribute songs our pouring in as the embattled city celebrates its first professional sports title in 52 years. Last night, Machine Gun Kelly released an impassioned, emotional Cavs remix of "Til I Die." Later that evening, his Cleveland cohort Stalley shared his ode to Lebron, J.R.
Outside of Ross, all of the big MMG players have been dropping projects in 2015. We had Wale's Album About Nothing, Meek Mill's Dreams Worth More Than Nightmares, and even Gunplay's long-awaited debut, Living Legend. Now, it's Stalley's turn. While not an album (he gave us that toward the end of 2014), The Laughing Introvert is a solid collection of new material from one of the label's more under-the-radar talents.
MistaRogers Feat. Stalley & Ray Jr
Ohio native MistaRogers is currently preparing for the release of his forthcoming DJ Drama-hosted mixtape Dying To Live, which drops July 21st. As we get closer to its anticipated release, MistaRogers decides to share a new leak from it titled “Ever Since” featuring fellow Ohio natives Ray Jr. & Stalley.
Talib Kweli had a stand-out contribution to the new "Game of Thrones" mixtape, with the Medieval "Lord of the Light." Today we get to hear another rapper's appearance on the mixtape, which is out now.
Stalley Feat. 2Lettaz
Stalley has been keeping a low profile since the release of his album Ohio, although he did take time to hit us with an "Always Into Something" remix mid-January, rounding up Ty Dolla $ign, Casey Veggies and Kurupt. Today the MidWest native returns wtih a new joint and a tour announcement. The extra smooth "Souvenirs" sounds like something Spitta could easily flow on too (and I swear he has?), produced by Black Diamond.
DJ EFN Feat. Scarface, Troy Ave & Stalley
DJ EFN is Miami-based, but his location certainly isn't indicative of his choice in collaborators. The DJ is preparing a new album titled Another Time for release next March, and the feature list is all over the map, from Killer Mike, to Crooked I, David Banner, Talib Kweli, and Your Old Droog, as well as a couple Florida locals like Gunplay, Trick Daddy, and Denzel Curry.
Always Into Something (Remix)
Stalley Feat. Ty Dolla $ign, Casey Veggies & Kurupt
Stalley's Ohio single, "Always Into Something" scored an L.A. presence with the increasingly in-demand Ty Dolla $ign providing the hook, and a new remix only increases that presence. Two generations of Cali are represented in the addition of newcomer Casey Veggies, and OG Kurupt.
Gunplay Feat. Stalley & Curren$y
While he's put out "lead" singles sporadically over the last year or so, there's still no sign of a release date for Gunplay's Living Legend. While he may seem perpetually benched, following Stalley's Ohio, and Rozay's TWO major label albums last year, it's clear that his MMG boss gets results.
One More Shot
Stalley Feat. August Alsina & Rick Ross
Just when it seemed Stalley was going to have to wait forever to put out his MMG debut, the rollout for his album jumped to hyper speed. Ohio is slated to drop October 27th, and just a few days after linking up with label boss Rick Ross for "Everything A Dope Boy Ever Wanted", Stalley has joined forces with the fellow beard enthusiast once again.
Everything A Dope Boy Ever Wanted
Rick Ross Feat. Stalley
After giving us the heads up earlier this evening, Ricky Rozay delivers on his word and shares with us his newest release “Everything A Dope Boy Ever Wanted” featuring fellow MMG member Stalley.
Black & White (Remix)
Rick Ross Feat. Killer Mike, Gunplay & Stalley
Rick Ross has hit us with a remix of Mastermind deep cut, "Black & White", and he's tapped the more under-appreciated members of the crew to drop verses, as well as the always on-point Killer Mike. Ferguson looms over the track, with Ross adapting the hook to pay tribute to Mike Brown protesters. Meanwhile the stacked guest list deliver politically-charged storytelling verses, while Ross takes the final 16. Unfortunately Meek Mill is still incarcerated, and was not able to deliver what could've been a great verse here.
Yesterday, Stalley returned from a long hiatus with a video for the track "Jackin' Chevys." Today we've got audio of the song, as well as a new Ty Dolla $ign collabo from the Ohio-based rapper.
Always Into Something
Stalley Feat. Ty Dolla $ign
Stalley announced a release date for his debut album with MMG Ohio yesterday, and along with that he debuted a new single/music video for "Jackin' Chevys." He isn't slowing down today, following it up with a Ty Dolla $ign-featured banger "Always Into Something." It's got hard-hitting G-funk production from Rashad, and would do we
Rick Ross recently took to Twitter to begin campaigning for Stalley's debut album, which is untitled at the moment but expected to drop in Fall 2014. After getting the word out on Twitter, Stalley delivers a new joint on his YouTube channel "Ball." With production from Rashad, Stalley is all about balling and obviously there's plenty of basketball metaphors/references in the record. What do you think of it? Are you excited to hear Stalley's debut album later this year?
One For The $
DJ S. Whit and DJ Base keep the leaks going strong off their joint mixtape Give The Summer Some. Earlier this week they called upon Game's newest Blood Money signee DUBB for "Mistakes", and today MMG's Stalley gets recruited for "One For The $", a smooth ass record sampling none other than Weezy F. We haven't heard from Stalley in a minute, so this is a welcome cut. Listen and hit the download button.
O.D. On Life
Dee-1 Feat. Stalley
New Orleans MC Dee-1 and Ohio spitter Stalley may seem like an odd couple on paper, but when their collaborations sound as fun and triumphant as the just-released "O.D. On Life," we really can't front. Enriched with that old school, Cash Money-style bounce, this track finds both rappers in high spirits, with gleeful strings backing up their come-up tales. Dee-1 gets the first and final verses, while Stalley comes through with a mid-game barnstormer that locates him and Dee as "new age pirates" and "the uptown flyest."
H2O (Harlem 2 Ohio)
Vinny Chase Feat. Stalley
Vinny Chase returned with a brief but promising freestyle last week, giving us a minute long verse called "Brave". Obviously, he was just warming us up for what was coming next, as today he's given us a brand new collaboration with MMG underdog Stalley. On a sample-driven instrumental, Vinny gives us a flow that sounds almost as southern as it does New York, before Stalley hits us with his engaging imagery, providing a good contrast to Chase's raspy brags.
Wit Sum Money
Ray Jr Feat. Stalley
EST19XX and MMG members connect today, both of whom happen to be MidWest natives, Ray Jr and Stalley, for "Wit Sum Money." Last we heard from Ray he had connected with affiliates MGK, Dub-O and Tezo "Like Woah", which was a track from The Good Guys aka DJ Steph Floss and Meel-- "Wit Sum Money" is also a Good Guys exclusive record. The banger, produced by Da Kitchen, is definitely clap-happy, while Stalley and Ray just stunt.
Man Of The Year (Remix)
Stalley Feat. ScHoolboy Q
Stalley is just beginning to embark on his "No Place Like Home" tour and he celebrates the occasion by releasing a track that finds the Maybach Music rapper going hard over Schoolboy Q's infectious "Man Of The Year" instrumental.
Stalley dropped the visual for "Midwest Blues" a week back, and now he's graced us with the official MP3. Teaming up with Blue Collar Gang affiliate Black Diamond, the rapper decides to go sans hook on his new track. The piano-laden instrumental from Black Diamond sets a laid back mood for the track, which Stalley delivers some memorable verses over.