Stalley Set to Release Long Awaited Debut Album 10/28
"OHIO" is heralded by the new video, "Jackin' Chevys," which premiered yesterday exclusively at SPIN.com. As if that weren't enough, an additional album track, "Always Into Something (Feat. Ty Dolla $ign)," debuted this morning. Both records will be available at all DSPs on September 2nd.
"OHIO" which follows last year's acclaimed "HONEST COWBOY" EP sees Stalley paying homage to his beloved Buckeye State with a Midwestern hip-hop soundtrack like none other. To fully keep the flow local, the Massillon-based MC reached out to a number of his fellow Ohioans, including producer Rashad (of the Columbus-based Elev8tor Music), with whom he previously collaborated on 2011's breakthrough mixtape, "LINCOLN WAY NIGHTS." Furthermore, Stalley even enlisted legendary Cleveland-born photographer Jonathan Mannion known for his iconic work with such superstars as Jay-Z, Kanye West, and Cleveland's own LeBron James to shoot the striking "OHIO" cover art.
"I'm at my audible and visual best! I've had my hands in every detail of this album, from the original artwork to production. 'OHIO' the album is a full representation of all things Midwest and paints the picture of where I'm from," says Stalley.