8.20.2011

Stalley: Buckeye State of Mind


 
      
             Rap and sports have an intimate bond. Some MC's Think they can ball while ballers choose torap. Whatever the case, no instance is truer then rapper Salley's. Stalley attended Washington High School in Massillon, Ohio. As a kid he played basketball freshman through senior year. After graduation, he left home to play Division 1 basketball but was injured. That setback brought him to New York to play for Long Island University but a second injury derailed his athletic plans. He changed his focus to music, and how ironic?.
In 2008, he connected with Ohio DJ, Terry Urban on the mixtape release “Goin Ape” as well as toured opening for Mos Def. His 2nd project MadStalley: The Autobiography brought attention to his transition from small town griot to rap star. He’s since worked with brands like Nike, ESPN, 10Deep and Mishka. Currently, Stalley has been working with Creative Control, the media collective associated with Dame Dash, DD172 and fellow rap artist Curren$y. His recent release titled Lincoln Way Nights (Intelligent Trunk Music), he carefully illustrates a typical night out on his popular hometown strip. He’s appeared on BET’s 106 and Park as a part of the Music Matters campaign and premiered his video for “SLAPP” on the countdown. Stalley has also recently signed with Maybach Music Group where he is beginning to surface nationally. Check out the videos below, new visuals from his standout mix tape Lincoln way nights:

 








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