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 The Bars.”
Many of the artists whose verses Stalley is tasked with rating are part of Maybach Music Group, the label/outfit that Stalley recently (and amicably) left. More than many “Rate The Bars” guests, Stalley can identify a few of the artists behind the lyrics. Interestingly, the ones he knows do not deter him from what appears to be very objective ratings—with one Buckeye State exception.
As for the scores, Stalley gave some of his highest praise to his former boss Rick Ross along with onetime label-mate Meek Mill. Stalley called the bars he rated on the Philly MC’s heralded single “Dreams and Nightmares” “hard” and says “Meek always come with bars and the wittiness and that Philly grit.” As for others who appealed to him, Stalley unknowingly gave fellow Ohio native Bow Wow a “3” for rhymes on his single “Fresh Azimiz” and even rewarded new-comer and Canton-born Trippie Redd a “4” for a part of his “Bust Down/Love Scars 3” track, and then bumps it to a “5.”
Who got the low-rating brunt of Stalley’s bar interpretation? Nicki Minaj. He gave her a “1” for her wordplay excerpt on “Make Love.” He also was tepid about MMG affiliate Fat Trel’s “Shhh Freestyle” and lukewarm about Wale’s “The MC.”
Surrounding Tell The Truth Shame The Devil, Vol. 2, the 330-based emcee has done press, but also put out some pretty eye-opening visuals, like his video for the song “Holy Quran,” which serves as deep look into Stalley’s faith.