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Stalley Rates The Bars Of His Former Maybach Music Group Family (Video)

Stalley recently returned to independence, and he seems to love it. The Massillon, Ohio MC has been on a tear ever since, releases a plethora of projects. Promoting last month's Tell The Truth Shame The Devil, Vol. 2, the Blue Collar Gang leader is the latest guest judge on "Rate... Read more

Stalley Has Left MMG & His Sway Freestyle Shows He’s Self-Made (Video)

Ohio MC Stalley has spent much of his career attached to movements. Most notably, in his days with Rick Ross' MMG squad, he was part of three Top 5 Maybach Music Group Self-Made compilations in the early 2010s. The MC followed with his own Top 40 debut Ohio in 2014.... Read more

Stalley Has Cosigns From A Who’s Who Of Rap. He Still Rides His Own Wave (Video)

Massillon, Ohio rapper Stalley has a mixed bag of influences to pull inspiration from. He had admitted influence from home state heroes like The O’Jays, Bootsy Collins, Bone Thugs-n-Harmony and Kid Kudi, as well as out-of-towners like Nas, Outkast and Bruce Springsteen, to name a few. According to the  Maybach... Read more

Stalley Announces New LP & Raps As An Independent Agent On “Madden 96” (Audio)

In 2014, Buckeye State rapper Stalley dropped his first and only LP, through Rick Ross' Maybach Music Group, Ohio. With mixtapes dating back nearly a decade, the Massillon native has earned the respect of Hip-Hop fans through his sheer talent, though collaborations with the likes of Big K.R.I.T., Scarface, Skyzoo... Read more

Apollo Brown, Skyzoo & Stalley Are On the Grind For An Overdue Payout (Video)

With September's The Easy Truth, Apollo Brown and Skyzoo released one of 2016's standout Hip-Hop offerings, collaborative or otherwise. While the Brooklyn, New York MC and Detroit, Michigan producer have worked together before in the past, the LP is the pairing's largest body of work to date and cracked the... Read more

Stalley’s “Saving Yusuf” Mixtape Is A Return To His Soulful Slap (Mixtape)

For several years, Stalley has excelled in creating what he has dubbed "Intelligent Trunk Music." As the name suggests, the sound is characterized by Stalley's own brand of thoughtful lyrics, enveloped in car-rattling soulful beats. When Stalley signed to Rick Ross' Maybach Music Group, the contrast in the two MCs'... Read more

Method Man, Snoop Dogg & Talib Kweli Signal More Game Of Thrones (Mixtape)

For the second consecutive year, HBO's "Game Of Thrones" is promoted via mixtape. Catch The Throne, Vol. 2 is a multi-genre set-up for Season 6, which hits the premium channel on April 12, 2015. All of the songs tie into themes regarding the blockbuster series, indicative of their titles. From... Read more

Scarface, Stalley & Troy Ave Over a DJ Premier Beat? That’s Crazy (Audio)

DJ EFN is on the precipice of releasing one of the year's best compilation albums. The LP, titled Another Time, features a smorgasbord of artists including MC Eiht, Sean Price, Joell Ortiz, Kxng Crooked (pka Crooked I), Juvenile, Masta Ace, Talib Kweli, Ras Kass, Black Milk, Kurupt, M.O.P., Inspectah Deck... Read more

Kurupt Takes Stalley’s Always Into Something All the Way West Coast (Audio)

Stalley's "Always Into Something," featuring Ty Dolla $ign, was already heavily West Coast in sound and title. Kurupt the Kingpin and Casey Veggies jump on the remix of the song and take it all the way Left. The remix is part of the LA Leakers 2015 Draft Picks mixtape which... Read more

Stalley Releases the Official Video for Always Into Something (Video)

Stalley's "Always Into Something" has a distinct West Coast vibe, both with the N.W.A. reminiscent title and the hard-hitting sonics. So, it's no surprise that the visuals for the song, also featuring Ty Dolla $ign, have followed suit. In a scene reminiscent of Boyz N The Hood, Stalley shows what... Read more

Here’s a Playlist of the Best Hip-Hop to Drop in September 2014 (Audio)

As we ease into October, here's a look back at some of the amazing music that came out in September 2014. You'll hear songs from DJ Quik, Nas, The Lox, Schoolboy Q, Common, Jay Electronica, MC Lyte, Childish Gambino, Raekwon, Logic, Rapsody, Yelawolf, Diamond D, Elzhi, Talib Kweli, Nature, Rick... Read more

Stalley Releases His 2nd Song with Rick Ross in a Week (Video)

After serving up his song with Rick Ross and August Alsina earlier in the week, Stalley releases "Everything a Dope Boy Ever Wanted," also with Ross. This will not appear on Stalley's Ohio album which hits stores on 10/27 but likely was part of those recording sessions. Check out the... Read more

Stalley Slows It Down for One More Shot With Rick Ross & August Alsina (Audio)

Stalley previews another track from his forthcoming album, Ohio. After releasing two West Coast-flavored bangers with "Always Into Something" and "Jackin' Chevys," "One More Shot" represents a new direction for Stalley. He slows down the tempo and gets in a meditative mood with August Alsina on the hook and MMG... Read more

Here’s a Playlist of the Best Hip-Hop of August 2014 (Audio)

August was a banner month for Hip-Hop. Not only was there good music but several artists used their talents to speak out against the killing of Michael Brown and the events that transpired in Ferguson, MO. Though the Summer is fading, the heat generated from the music in August lingers.... Read more

Rick Ross & Killer Mike on the Same Track??? Hear it in Black & White (Audio)

Rick Ross has had some very interesting collaborators as of late. The rapper, whose message is typically dominated with messages of street hustling and a life of luxury, has recently appeared on records with Lupe Fiasco and Big K.R.I.T. Now, Killer Mike, one of the Hip-Hop's most outspoken activists (in... Read more

The Week in Video Featured Killer Mike, Remy Ma, The Roots & D’Angelo, Redman & Kurupt, Your Old Droog & More (Video Playlist)

As the Summer winds down, compelling and entertaining videos keep coming. Last week brought new music videos from Redman & Kurupt, Lupe Fiasco, Fredro Starr, Rick Ross, Krazy Drayz (from Das Efx) & Smiff N Wessun, Astro and Remy Ma, freestyles from Stalley, Brianna, Troy Ave and Travi$ Scott, the... Read more

Stalley Goes Off The Top, Over Jazze Pha’s Rooted Instrumental (Video)

With a lot of content this week, Stalley hits Sway In The Morning. Before switching seats with The Notorious B.I.G & 2Pac's mutual producer, Easy Mo Bee, the Massillon, Ohio falls right into the pocket over the Nappy Roots' "Aw Naw" instrumental. There, Stalley says he comes truly off-the-top in... Read more

Stalley Drops An Ode to N.W.A with Always Into Something (Audio)

Stalley is feeling the West Coast flavor with his latest 2 tracks, specifically that of N.W.A. With yesterday's release of the "Jackin' Chevys" video, he rode around the streets of L.A. with a "Boyz N the Hood" flavored soundtrack. Today, he releases a new song with Ty Dolla $ign which... Read more

Stalley Shows That Car-Jacking Didn’t Go Out With The ’90s (Video)

Fans of N.W.A., The Notorious B.I.G, and Comptons Most Wanted know about jackin'. Whether in Compton or Canarsie, cars at lights were not safe, especially in the early '90s. Heads with cool and valuable rides could be tested for their wheel at any time when the economy is down, along... Read more

Stalley Gives the Summer Some On One For The $ (Audio)

The summer is halfway gone, but it's still heating up. In just a few days, DJ S.WHiT of SiriusXM and DJ Base of SKEE Music will add fuel to the fire with the release their collaborative mixtape Give The Summer Some and today they leak a teaser track with Stalley... Read more

This Week in Video Brought New Redman & Method Man, DJ Quik, 1996 Kanye and More (Video Playlist)

This was a big week in Hip-Hop video, bringing new music from Method Man & Redman and DJ Quik, a bombastic lyric video from Busta Rhymes & Eminem, Nas' video for "Represent" 20 years later, a provocative video from Hopsin, footage of 19-year old Kanye freestyling, a preview of Aaron... Read more

Stalley Goes Smokey & The Bandit For Feel The Bass (Video)

Stalley represents himself as an Honest Cowboy. The modern cowboys were chronicled in 1977's Burt Reynolds flick, Smokey & The Bandit. Rather than moving cattle, The Bandit and his partner in the big rig were moving cases of Coors beer across the Tex-Arkana line. That film/setting and its black Pontiac... Read more

Stalley Makes A Case For Himself As Man Of The Year Over ScHoolboy Q’s Track (Video)

Even honest cowboys can get a lil' cocky sometimes. ScHoolboy Q's homie Stalley seizes an opportunity to slam some bars over the OXYMORON single's beat. The visual, featuring an old Fleetwood Cadillac, shows why Stalley has had one of the best June-to-June years one can imagine, given his acclaimed mixtape... Read more

Stalley Mixes Revolutionary Graffiti, Skateboarding and Alternative Rock in Long Way Down (Video)

Ever since his Lincoln Way Nights mixtape 3 years ago, Stalley has always brought a different dimension to Hip-Hop. His "intelligent trunk music" seeks to be entertaining and thought-provoking at the same time. His new video embodies that perfectly by combining powerful message-based graffiti with gritty skateboarding images, all over... Read more

After a Short Break Stalley is Back With a New Sound & the Midwest Blues (Video)

Stalley has always had an ear for soulful beats to help spread the message of his "intelligent trunk music." After a brief break following his stellar Honest Cowboy mixtape, the Ohio MC is back with a bit of a new sound. He's flexing a more sure-fire flow over a track... Read more

Stalley and Kanye West Have Very Different Takes on the Confederate Flag. Kanye Sells Them…In the Video for Raise Your Weapon, Stalley’s Burns Them (Video)

Stalley's Honest Cowboy mixtape is one of the more underrated of the year. If you have not yet had the opportunity to hear the project, Raise Your Weapon is a great place to start. The song is a call to action for an entire generation to stand and fight against... Read more

Stalley Might Wear Fronts, But He Doesn’t Front In This Backroom Freestyle (Video)

Stalley reps the Midwest hard in this freestyle vignette, released from "106 & Park's" Backroom series. With gold fronts on the bottom row of teeth in his mouth, Maybach Music Group's rising star kicks a little something about his year, his style, and where he's going. Related: Wale, Stalley &... Read more

Wale, Stalley & More Join Rick Ross On MMG’s Priorities Vol. 1 (Mixtape)

Throughout the ages, labels have found methods to showcase the depths of their talented rosters. Soundtracks and bonus disc samplers have given way to compilations and mixtapes. The latest iteration of Rick Ross' Maybach Music Group trucks onward with the usual suspects (Wale, Meek Mill, Stalley, Gunplay, Omarion), as well... Read more

Stalley’s Trunk Waves In Houston In The Swangin’ Remix With Chamillionaire, Bun, ESG, Lil Keke & Trae Tha Truth (Audio)

From Beyonce to Stalley, everybody loves a Houston remix. Maybach Music Group's Stalley aligns some of H-Town's finest with his remix to "Swangin'." Already with Scarface on the O.G. version, Stalley recruited platinum stars Bun B and Chamillionaire, as well as highly-respected indie MCs ESG, and the Screwed Up Click's... Read more

Stalley Lights Up Paris With Gettin’ By (Video)

Few artists in 2013 can rival Ohio's Stalley in terms where they started the year, and here they ended up. After years of tapes and feature work, Honest Cowboy seemed to really cement Stalley's status as a star in the making. From that project, the video to "Gettin' By" really... Read more

Tha Dogg Pound – U Don’t Know Me Like That ft Snoop Dogg

Tha Dogg Pound jump on that all the way funky track Cardo put down for Stalley on White Minks and Gator Sleeves (with a new high end synth that gives it that extra G). Daz and Kurupt trade verses and Uncle Snoop provides the silky smooth hook. This is G-FUNK!... Read more

Black Dave – 9:40 Remix ft Stalley

"Cold lyrics and cold 40's, take a sip if you livin' the same story." It was an ill line when "9:40" first debuted on the Black Bart mixtape a couple weeks ago, and it's back once more time with a little rewiring from Maybach Music Group. For the remix of the standout... Read more

AFH: The Week in Video (9/21/13) (Video Playlist)

This week in video brought 1 of the most powerful statements of the year from J. Cole, performances from Elvis Costello & The Roots, Kanye West, Schoolboy Q and Kendrick Lamar, as well as videos from Stalley, Daft Punk, Danny Brown and more. Also, salute to De La Soul for... Read more

Stalley – Sticks And Stones / Blue Collar Gang ft Rashad

Stalley's been doing it for some years now, with an array of looks and collaborators.Honest Cowboy appears to be a true breakthrough work at gathering the solo identity and distinction of the Ohio MC. He raps, "I grew up on C-Bo, also on 'Scenario'," which is a line Heads can't... Read more

Stalley – Cup Inside a Cup (Video)

Stalley's latest video is for his atmospheric song Cup Inside a Cup from his outstanding Honest Cowboy mixtape. Check it out. Related: Stalley – Honest Cowboy (Mixtape)... Read more

MMG – Self Made Vol. 3 (Full Album Stream)

For the third installment in as many years, Self Made Vol. 3 is on the horizon. The most popular compilations in current-day Hip-Hop are known for breaking will-be mainstream stars and making some trunk-rattling street and club anthems. The third joint from the collective of Rick Ross, Wale, Meek Mill,... Read more

AFH: The Week in Video (8/17/13) (Video Playlist)

This week in video brought one of the best Hip-Hop videos of the year with Just Blaze & Baauer's Higher, a stylish short film featuring some incredible combat scenes. It also featured new music videos from Stalley featuring Schoolboy Q, Dizzy Wright, and Styles P featuring N.O.R.E. and Chris Rivers... Read more

Stalley – NineteenEighty7 ft Schoolboy Q (Video)

Here's the video for the super tough collabo between Stalley and Schoolboy Q. Check out NineteenEighty7. Related: Stalley – Honest Cowboy (Mixtape)... Read more

Stalley – Honest Cowboy (Mixtape)

Often overlooked by many in comparison to his MMG label mates (Meek Mill and Wale), Stalley hopes to bring his lyricism to the forefront with his latest project Honest Cowboy. Although it’s a mixtape and not an album, Stalley promises that doesn’t mean it will lack in quality. Stating in... Read more

Stalley – NineteenEighty7 ft Schoolboy Q

Stalley drops one of his toughest joints yet. He takes on a more aggressive flow over a soulful 70's track and adds Schoolboy Q to the hook. Check out NineteenEighty7 below. His Honest Cowboy album will be released tomorrow (8/8). Related: Stalley Freestyles On Sway In The Morning (Video)... Read more

Stalley Freestyles On Sway In The Morning (Video)

Maybach Music Group's Stalley discusses his role in Rick Ross' conglomerate and kicks some bars in a two-part appearance on Shade 45's Sway In The Morning. Stalley even gives props to Buckwild and O.C. for a "Times Up" soundbed. You can't help but like the Massilon, Ohio native who lives... Read more

AFH: Best Hip-Hop of July 2013 (Audio Playlist)

Jay-Z dominated the headlines in July, but there was a LOT of good music from other artists last month, as well. Here's a playlist of the best hip-hop to drop in July. You'll hear music from MC Lyte, Q-Tip, J. Cole, Rapsody, Pete Rock & Camp Lo, Daz Dillinger, Nipsey... Read more

Stalley – A-Wax

Whether under the tutelage of Ski Beatz or under the tutelage of Rick Ross, Ohio's Stalley has been a versatile artist that can seamlessly shift his styles and blend well with his guests, whether it's Scarface, Gunplay or Curren$y, Stalley blends. Longtime G-Side producers Block Beattaz come in with "A-Wax,"... Read more

Stalley – Raise Your Weapons

Stalley adds lyrics with a message of wanting more for the people of this country to a melancholy Deadmau5 sample. The result is a metaphorical call to arms. Check out Raise Your Weapons. Related: Stalley – Swangin’ ft Scarface (Video)... Read more

Stalley – Swangin’ ft Scarface (Video)

Stalley teams up with the OG Scarface in his latest video. Check out Swangin'. Related: Stalley – White Minks & Gator Sleeves (Audio)... Read more

Stalley – White Minks & Gator Sleeves

Here's another smoothed-out new joint from Stalley. As with many Cardo productions, this one has a G-Funk feel to it. Check out White Minks & Gator Sleeves. Related: Stalley – Swangin’ ft Scarface (Audio)... Read more

Stalley – Swangin’ ft Scarface

Stalley's forthcoming new album is off to a strong start. He rides a funked up Mint Condition sample and gets a verse from the one and only Scarface. Check out "Swangin'." Related: Stalley – Politics As Usual (Video)... Read more

Rick Ross & Stalley – Love Sosa (Video)

Stalley & Rick Ross laid verses over the Love Sosa beat for the upcoming Maybach Music Group 2013 mixtape. Check out the video for their version of Love Sosa. At the end there's a trailer for Ross' new Mastermind album that is set to one of the coldest Curtis Mayfield... Read more

AFH: Best Hip-Hop Videos of 2012

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Rick Ross – Ten Jesus Pieces ft Stalley (Video)

Rick Ross drops a cinematic video for Ten Jesus Pieces featuring Stalley. Check it out below. Related: Meek Mill – Maybach Curtains ft Nas, Rick Ross & John Legend (Audio)... Read more