Мишка presents Stalley – Lincoln Way Nights (Intelligent Trunk Music)
Hello ghouls and goblins…? Don’t know why I started this post that way, but anyway I got a special treat for you guys today on behalf of the amazing guys over at MISHKA. Basically Ohio bred rapper Stalley has collaborated with Mishka to drop this fine album, “Lincoln way Nights: Intelligent Trunk Music”. He will also be doing a free in-store performance at the 350 Broadway location in Brooklyn, NY so hit that up if your in the area! Here’s a little background on good old Stalley via MISHKA
“Intelligent Trunk Music marks a new turn for Stalley, the up-and-coming Bruce Springsteen of rap. After sharing the personal story of his transition from Ohio to New York City with The Autobiography, Stalley is taking it back to his small town roots in Massillon, Ohio. Massillon is a town known for its blue collar work ethic, steel factories, American muscle cars and a love for hard 808 kicks. Stalley linked up with producer Rashad to create a sonic aesthetic to match.
With Stalley’s sharp songwriting and poetic lyricism and Rashad’s cinematic Midwest-tinged production on ITM, Ohio may have to anoint a new King. The first video from the project, “Slapp” recently premiered on MTVu and MTV Jams. As a kid living around the steel mills, Kyle Myricks earned his nickname, The Stallion, because of the grit and determination that characterized his youthful athleticism. The Stallion later became Stalley and left Ohio for Brooklyn to pursue dreams of becoming a timeless musician.
In 2008, Stalley made his mixtape debut, Goin Ape, with fellow Ohio-native Terry Urban; 2009 followed with the release of MadStalley: The Autobiography, and a newfound reputation as a force on stage with performances alongside hip hop heavyweights such as KRS-One, Ghostface Killah, Jay Electronica, and Mos Def, as well as select dates on the Rock The Bells and Sneaker Pimps tours. In early 2010 Stalley performed several shows at SXSW and headlined shows in Columbus, New York City, and New Orleans. Stalley was also selected to participate in the 2010 Iron Mic Competition in Beijing as the featured MC.”
Here’s the link for the album: Download
Here’s the promo for the album/show: