Monday, February 21, 2011
Rhymes: Stalley - Lincoln Way Nights (Intelligent Trunk Music)
Ohio emcee, Stalley released his latest mixtape project last week titled, Lincoln Way Nights (Intelligent Trunk Music). The bearded emcee made a lot of buzz in 2010 appearing on tracks with Curren$y and Ski Beatz. With his aggressive flow and distinctive voice over Columbus beatsmith Rashad's production, makes Intelligent Trunk Music one of the best mixtapes released in the last few years.
Stand out tracks include an ode to the late/great Pimp C on "Monkey Ish," "Tell Montez I Love Her," "Hard," and several others. This mixtape is full of bass heavy, hard-hitting beats and Stalley's sharp word play. A lot of the mixtape's lyrical content revolves around bass and autmobiles, which are popular in mainstream hip hop, but Stalley is able to rap about these things with the type of lyricism and creativity that is rarely heard on the radio.
Stalley has a bright future ahead of him. He is Ohio's BEST up-and-coming emcee (sorry Cudi, Chip, MGK, and others) because he has mainstream tendencies mixed with a unique voice and style that gives me flashbacks of early 2000s Freeway (or maybe it's because of the beard).
Below s the music video for his first single off the mixtape, "Slapp."
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