Today, the massively bearded Ohio rapper and improbable Maybach Music singing Stalley releases the deluxe version of Lincoln Way Nights, one of the year’s strongest mixtapes. On Lincoln Way Nights, just about everything works; the calm and breezy tracks from producer Rashad make a gorgeous bed for Stalley’s twisty delivery and conscientious lyrics. This past weekend, Stalley proved to me that he can take that hugely satisfying sound to the stage, as well, when he came through UVA to open for Kendrick Lamar. I spent a few minutes talking to him before the show. He’s a very pleasant guy, and I wish nothing but good things for him.
“330,” one of the tracks from Lincoln Way Nights, has a low-budget new video from director Illusive Media, and it features a Drake cameo and generous helpings of hometown pride. Watch it below.
Lincoln Way Heights is out now on Milq Music.