Stalley came through surprisingly well with his latest mixtape (August 20). The Ohio spitter is talented. What I mean is – he didn’t succumb to the all-powerful MMG sound on The Laughing Introvert, he maintained his own style. Rick Ross and MMG seem to swallow up artists and then spit them back out with a generic, trendy Southern trap sound instead of allowing them to maintain the sound that got them there.
Stalley maintains those blue collar lifestyle bars and the dynamic, steet-smart Jazz beats on his most recent tape. His style reminds me of the nearby Pittsburgh family – Mac Miller, Chevy Woods, 58’s, Jasari X and the once was Wiz Khalifa.