Maybach Music Group’s Stalley recently revealed plans to have his upcoming debut album land on store shelves within a year from now.
If all goes accordingly, Stalley sees his solo effort dropping in early 2013.
There’s a flood of creativity pouring through Rick Ross‘ Maybach Music camp, and Stalley is ready to ride the wave. With albums already scheduled for Rick Ross and Meek Mill, the Massillon, Ohio, MC is looking to parlay his MMG momentum into an early 2013 release for his debut album. “We’re workin’ on an album right now,” Stalley confirmed to MTV News while he walked the red carpet July 1 at the 2012 BET Awards in Los Angeles. “I’m in the studio. I just got in there about a week ago, so it’s a whole big process. Right now, I’m thinking maybe top of the year would be the album.” (MTV)
Recently, the Midwest rapper talked about hip-hop fans easily hopping on bandwagons and popular trends.
“Somebody can put out a video and it is just a regular song but with Twitter it becomes this big thing that, if Twitter weren’t around, we wouldn’t be talking about at all,” he said. “Hypothetically speaking, Kanye puts out a song,” he said. “And Kanye is popular on Twitter, he’s in that social media world, and somebody who might not spend as much time in that world gets overlooked. Someone else doesn’t get the same recognition, because he’s not keeping his name in peoples’ mouths. And it hurts. Part of the rap world is stuck being cheerleaders and fans. It is like high school, and people want to be part of the popular clique. I know Kanye is passionate about his work, and I am, too. I put blood, sweat and tears into my music. That is all I was trying to express.” (Wall Street Journal)
Last month, Stalley publicly took his frustrations with hip-hop to Twitter.
“I’m tried of holding myself back, I dropped the Best video that came out this week and y’all worried about Mercy or a Jay-Z interview,” he tweeted June 8th.
“I’m disinterested in Mass Media.”
“People say i’m mad, but i’m not this fake person who is always happy and Humble. I’m a Savage.”
“I put everything in my music and i’m really sick of being overlooked.” (Stalley’s Twitter)
His remarks caught the attention of producer Chase N. Cashe who wasted no time in reacting.
“@Stalley You can be humble but hating at the same time cancels that out period. You didn’t have to mention Hit-Boy video,” he responded.
“@Stalley It was a bunch of n*ggas drop videos this year my dawg. You around big names as well just do you and focus up. It’s simple.”
“Hit-Boy is the wrong nigga for people to hate on cuz all that n*gga do is show love and keep positive energy around. Hate on me if anything.” (Chase N. Cashe’s Twitter)
Check out a recent Stalley interview below: