Stalley

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Stalley
Stalley 2012.jpg
Stalley in 2012.
Background information
Birth name Kyle Myricks
Born (1982-10-30) October 30, 1982 (age 35)
Massillon, Ohio, United States
Genres Hip Hop
Occupation(s) Rapper
Years active 2008–present
Labels
Associated acts Maybach Music Group, Curren$y, Ski Beatz, Rick Ross, Wale
Website Stalley330.com

Kyle Myricks (born October 30, 1982), better known by his stage name Stalley, is an American rapper from Massillon, Ohio.

Early life[edit]

Music career[edit]

In 2008, Stalley made his mixtape debut, titled Goin Ape, with fellow Ohio-native rapper Terry Urban. In 2009, he followed with the release of the new mixtape, titled MadStalley: The Autobiography, and a newfound reputation as a force on stage.[1] Stalley attended the 2010 Iron Mic Competition in Beijing as the featured MC.[1]

2011–2017: Maybach Music Group[edit]

After Stalley signed a deal to Rick Ross' Maybach Music Group (MMG) label. Stalley has worked with producers Ski Beatz on the tracks, including "Address", "S.T.A.L.L.E.Y.", "Do It Big", and "Harsh Ave". Artist, named Rashad Thomas, was featured on album Lincoln Way Nights and a recording artist, named J. Rawls would be featured on the track "Babblin".[2]

Stalley was featured on Curren$y's Universal/Def Jam album Pilot Talk on the track "Address" (released on June 2010), as well as he featured on Ski Beatz's Universal/Def Jam projects– including 24 Hour Karate School and 24 Hour Karate School, Pt. 2.[2] In February 2011, Stalley completed a sports-themed music project, commissioned by ESPN, for future use in television and online programming.[3] Stalley’s Lincoln Way Nights (released on February 2011) has received 130K+ downloads and reigned at number 2 for Bandcamp hip hop releases.[4] Lincoln Way Nights (released on November 2011) debuted at number 18 on the iTunes hip hop charts and has sold 4K+ copies.[4] Stalley also was featured on the Maybach Music Group albums, including Vol. 1 and Vol. 2, along with Rick Ross's mixtape Rich Forever. He also appeared on Ross' fifth studio album God Forgives, I Don't.[5]

His most recent mixtape Savage Journey To The American Dream (released on March 2012), which reached 100K downloads in the first week, and was featured as the Stereogum Mixtape of the Week and the Spin Rap Release of the Week (7 out of 10).[6] It was graded an XL by XXL, and HipHopDX awarded it 3.5 out of 5.[7][8] The mixtape almost entirely produced by Huntsville, AL underground veterans Block Beattaz. Stalley's debut retail single "Swangin" featuring Scarface, from his Honest Cowboy, released on March 26, 2013 reuses a beat from G-Side's namesake track "Swangin" off their 2008 album "Starshipz & Rocketz", also produced by Block Beattaz. The music video was released on July 9, 2013 and featured a cameo from Paul Wall.[9][10] On August 8, 2013, following of his mixtape's release, it was met with generally positive reviews from critics such as PopMatters.[11] After it was revealed, it received a nomination at the 2013's BET Hip Hop Awards for the "Best Mixtape Category".[12] After receiving a great response from his label, he released Honest Cowboy: EP to iTunes on September 17, 2013, which is on the same day as the release of the label's third compilation album Self Made Vol. 3.[13][14]

On August 22, 2014, Stalley announced his debut album, Ohio, and four days later, he announced October 27th as the release date.[15]

On August 21 2015, almost 1 year since announcing his debut album, Stalley released a 7 track mixtape, titled The Laughing Introvert.[16] On January 25, 2016, Stalley released his 7th mixtape titled Saving Yusuf.

2017–present: Independent[edit]

In 2017, Stalley released his second and third albums through Real Talk Entertainment, New Wave and Another Level. In an August 4th interview with Respect. magazine, he confirmed he was now independent.[17]

Personal life[edit]

Stalley is a Muslim.[18][19] When asked about his beard, he revealed he wanted something to grow with him as he grew as an artist, and "Second, I am a Sunni Muslim and it’s part of my religion and me reflecting on all the prophets and great men who had beards before me who were all wise and humbled in their ways of greatness."[20]

Discography[edit]

Singles[edit]

As lead artist[edit]

List of singles, with selected chart positions and certifications, showing year released and album name
Title Year Peak chart positions Album
US
US R&B
US Rap
"Lincoln Way Nights" (Shop-Remix)[21]
(featuring Rick Ross)
2011 Lincoln Way Nights
"Swangin"[22]
(featuring Scarface)
2013 Honest Cowboy
"Jackin' Chevys" 2014 Ohio
"Always Into Something"
(featuring Ty Dolla Sign)
"One More Shot"
(featuring August Alsina and Rick Ross)

As featured artist[edit]

List of singles as featured performer, with selected chart positions, showing year released and album name
Title Year Peak chart positions Album
US
US R&B
US Rap
"Slow Down"[23]
(Torch featuring Meek Mill, Wale, Gunplay, Stalley and Young Breed)
2012 U.F.O. Vol. 2
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

Guest appearances[edit]

List of non-single guest appearances, with other performing artists, showing year released and album name
Title Year Other artist(s) Album
"Address"[24] 2010 Curren$y Pilot Talk
"Do It Big"[25] Ski Beatz, The Cool Kids 24 Hour Karate School
"I Got Mines"[25] Ski Beatz, Tabi Bonney, Nikki Wray, Ras Kass
"S.T.A.L.L.E.Y."[25] Ski Beatz
"Cook Up"[26] 2011 Wale, Black Cobain, Tone P N/A
"The World Is Ours"[27] 2012 Rick Ross, Pharrell, Meek Mill Rich Forever
"Party Heart"[27] Rick Ross, 2 Chainz
"Slow Down"[28] Torch, Meek Mill, Wale, Gunplay, Young Breed U.F.O. Vol. 2
"Gentleman's Quarterly"[29] Ski Beatz 24 Hour Karate School Presents: Twilight
"Another Round" (Remix)[30] Rick Ross, Wale N/A
"Ten Jesus Pieces"[31] Rick Ross God Forgives, I Don't
"Tye Dye"[32] Chevy Woods N/A
"Love Sosa" (Remix)[33] 2013 Rick Ross
"Fuckin' Problems" (Remix)[34]
"Thot Street" 2014 Fat Trel Gleesh
"Chain Smokin'" 2015 Gunplay, Curren$y Living Legend
"5x A Day" 2016 Westside Gunn Hitler Wears Hermes IV
"Payout" Skyzoo, Apollo Brown The Easy Truth
"Hustle Route" 2017 Leeb Godchild N/A
"Piece of Mine" 2018 Gerald Walker, Rockie Fresh N/A

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Interview: Stalley Talks New Mixtape, His Maybach Music Group Crew, and Self Made Vol. 2". Complex. 2012-03-29. Retrieved 2013-07-06. 
  2. ^ a b "Rick Ross Signs Stalley To Maybach Music Group". Complex. 2011-04-19. Retrieved 2013-07-06. 
  3. ^ "Stalley charts own course after basketball - ESPN". Sports.espn.go.com. 2011-03-10. Retrieved 2013-07-06. 
  4. ^ a b "iTunes - Music - Lincoln Way Nights (Deluxe Version) by Stalley". Itunes.apple.com. 2011-11-08. Retrieved 2013-07-06. 
  5. ^ "iTunes - Music - God Forgives, I Don't (Deluxe Edition) by Rick Ross". Itunes.apple.com. 2012-07-31. Retrieved 2013-07-06. 
  6. ^ "Mixtape Of The Week: Stalley Savage Journey To The American Dream". Stereogum. Retrieved 2013-07-06. 
  7. ^ "Stalley, Savage Journey to the American Dream - XXL". Xxlmag.com. 2012-03-30. Retrieved 2013-07-06. 
  8. ^ Ortiz, Edwin (2012-04-06). "Stalley - Savage Journey To the American Dream (Mixtape Review)". HipHop DX. Retrieved 2013-07-06. 
  9. ^ "iTunes - Music - Swangin (feat. Scarface) - Single by Stalley". Itunes.apple.com. 2013-03-26. Retrieved 2013-07-06. 
  10. ^ "Stalley Swangin Video Scarface". Complex. 2013-07-09. Retrieved 2013-08-12. 
  11. ^ "Stalley: Honest Cowboy". Popmatters.com. Retrieved 21 December 2014. 
  12. ^ Music News Desk. "MMG Rapper Stalley to Release 'Honest Cowboy' EP; Out, 9/17". Broadwayworld.com. Retrieved 21 December 2014. 
  13. ^ "iTunes - Music - Honest Cowboy by Stalley". iTunes. Retrieved 21 December 2014. 
  14. ^ "Maybach Music Group Talks 'Self Made 3' With Breakfast Club, Teases New Tour". Vibe.com. Retrieved 21 December 2014. 
  15. ^ Trevor Smith. "Stalley Announces Title Of Debut Album [Update: Release Date & Album Cover Revealed]". HotNewHipHop. Retrieved 21 December 2014. 
  16. ^ Ken McLauchlin. "Stalley the Laughing Introvert New Mixtape". HotNewHipHop. Retrieved 22 August 2015. 
  17. ^ . Respect. August 4, 2017 http://respect-mag.com/2017/08/trunk-muzik-interview-midwest-savior-stalley/. Retrieved April 16, 2018.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  18. ^ "MMG Stalley: How Ross discovered him. Speaks on being Muslim, on tour w/ Kendrick Lamar & more". YouTube. Retrieved 21 December 2014. 
  19. ^ "Stalley Reveals Progress On "Self Made Vol. 2," And His Relationship With Rick Ross". HipHopDX. May 11, 2012. 
  20. ^ "Stalley: Man Plans and God Laughs". April 27, 2010. Retrieved January 15, 2018. 
  21. ^ "iTunes - Music - Lincoln Way Nights (Shop-Remix) [feat. Rick Ross] - Single by Stalley". Itunes.apple.com. 2011-10-24. Retrieved 2013-07-06. 
  22. ^ "iTunes - Music - Swangin (feat. Scarface) - Single by Stalley". Itunes.apple.com. 2013-03-26. Retrieved 2013-07-06. 
  23. ^ "iTunes - Music - Slow Down (feat. Meek Mill, Wale, Gunplay, Stalley & Young Breed) - Single by Torch". Itunes.apple.com. 2012-07-24. Retrieved 2013-07-06. 
  24. ^ Jeffries, David. "Pilot Talk – Currensy". AllMusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved August 3, 2012. 
  25. ^ a b c Jeffries, David. "Ski Beatz – 24 Hour Karate School". AllMusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved August 3, 2012. 
  26. ^ "New Music: Wale Ft. Stalley, Black Cobain x Tone P "Cook Up"". Rap Radar. 2011-06-02. Retrieved 2013-08-12. 
  27. ^ a b Jeffries, David. "Rich Forever – Rick Ross". AllMusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved August 3, 2012. 
  28. ^ "New Music: Torch Ft. Meek Mill, Wale, Stalley, Gunplay & Young Breed "Slowdown"". Rap Radar. 2012-01-31. Retrieved 2013-08-12. 
  29. ^ "New Video: Ski Beatz x Stalley "Gentleman's Quarterly"". Rap Radar. 2011-12-14. Retrieved 2013-08-12. 
  30. ^ "New Music: Rick Ross, Wale & Stalley "Another Round (Remix)"". Rap Radar. 2012-03-12. Retrieved 2013-08-12. 
  31. ^ Jeffries, David. "God Forgives, I Don't – Rick Ross". AllMusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved August 3, 2012. 
  32. ^ "New Music: Chevy Woods x Stalley "Tye Dye"". Rap Radar. 2012-10-25. Retrieved 2013-08-12. 
  33. ^ "Rick Ross & Stalley "Love Sosa Freestyle". HipHopDX. Cheri Media Group. Retrieved January 16, 2013. 
  34. ^ "New Music: Rick Ross x Stalley "Fuckin' Problems (Freestyle)"". Rap Radar. 2013-02-07. Retrieved 2013-02-07. 

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