Arguably one of the best beats to come out of the Star Trak camp for a hot minute (not forgetting Yuna’s ‘Live Your Life’), this classic sounding Neptunian production, provided by Chad Hugo, shows off Stalley’s progression both as an artist and emcee. This serves as a reminder that Chad’s drum game is not to be fu*cked with. Massive beat, great song – hoping there’s more of this on that upcoming Savage Journey to the American Dream LP (March 30th, Maybach Music).
Pretty confident people forget that Chad Hugo was a pivotal driving force behind the success of the Neptunes during their dominance in the early 00′s. Pharrell took center stage most times, but Hugo provided an invaluable presence – it’s what made them one of the best production duos of all time. And while we haven’t really felt the Neptunes force for a while, on this track Chad reinforces what he’s still capable of.
Undeniably my favourite track off of Stalley’s Lincoln Way Nights mixtape. ‘The Sound Of Silence’ is great picture-building music; music that easily builds an image for you, off of the strength of the lyrical content.
This is no doubt (probably) the reason why this video is shot crisp and clear yet with not much to visually distract you.
Lincoln Way Nights was released earlier this year (February) but has been remastered and will be set for re-release, rightfully so, on November 1 via the help of Maybach music.
Oh my giddy giddy gosh…..how did I miss this earlier?!!! Serious jazzy fiyahhh from Stalley….’Hercules is the first single introducing the sound of Stalley’s forthcoming LP Lincoln Way Nights (Intelligent Trunk Music). Produced by Rashad Thomas of Columbus, Ohio’s the 3rd, ITM finds Stalley returning to his Ohio roots – American muscle cars and hard 808 kicks. Stalley, who was born and raised in the working class city of Massillon, says of the project, “This is Midwest music, with a New York mentality.”……..YUP!! Download using the arrow on the player peoples.
Stalley is on some next level right now, one of the most exciting emcee’s on the come up (for me, at least). This video is beautifully shot and is in commemoration of the 5th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina.
First up, is that Terri Walker, Terri Walker? As in the UK singer? I need to verify this because if it is – that’s a massive look. If it’s not, ignore me. Secondly, I really like this tune even though it cuts out mid way through. Definitely one of my favourite leaks off this project thus far. 24 Hour Karate School drops March 30th!