Stalley

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Stalley
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Stalley in 2009.
Background information
Birth name Kyle Myricks
Born (1982-10-30) October 30, 1982 (age 31)
Massillon, Ohio, United States
Genres Hip Hop
Occupations Rapper
Years active 2008–present
Labels Maybach Music Group, Atlantic Records
Associated acts Maybach Music Group, Curren$y, Ski Beatz, Rick Ross
Website Stalley330.com

Kyle Myricks (born October 30, 1982), better known by his stage name Stalley is an American rapper from Massillon, Ohio and a member of Maybach Music Group.

Music career[edit]

Stalley performing in 2012

In 2008, Stalley made his mixtape debut, Goin Ape, with fellow Ohio-native Terry Urban; 2009 followed with the release of the new mixtape 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] Shortly after Stalley signed to Rick Ross' Maybach Music Group. Stalley has worked with producers Ski Beatz on the tracks “Address”, "S.T.A.L.L.E.Y.", “Do It Big”, and “Harsh Ave”, Rashad Thomas on album Lincoln Way Nights, and J. Rawls on track “Babblin”.[2]

He is featured on Curren$y's Universal/Def Jam album Pilot Talk (“Address”), released in June 2010, as well as Ski Beatz's Universal/Def Jam projects 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 (February 2011) received 130K+ downloads and reigned at #2 for Bandcamp hip hop releases.[4] Lincoln Way Nights (November 2011) debuted #18 on the iTunes Hip Hop Charts and sold 4K+ copies.[4] Stalley also was featured on the Maybach Music Group albums MMG Presents: Self Made Vol. 1 and Vol. 2 along with Rick Ross's Rich Forever mixtape. He also appeared on Ross' fifth studio album God Forgives, I Don't.[5]

His most recent mixtape Savage Journey To The American Dream (March 2012) 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] Stalley released his debut retail single "Swangin" featuring hip hop legend Scarface from his Honest Cowboy, was released on March 26, 2013. The music video was released on July 9, 2013 and featured a cameo from Paul Wall.[9][10] Following the mixtape's August 8, 2013 release it was met with generally positive reviews from critics such as PopMatters.[11] Shortly after it was revealed it had received a nomination at the 2013 BET Hip Hop Awards in the "Best Mixtape Category".[12] After receiving a great response from his label he released Honest Cowboy: EP to iTunes on September 17, 2013, the same day as the release of Self Made Vol. 3.[13][14]

Personal life[edit]

Stalley identifies as being of the Muslim faith.[15]

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

  • TBA (2014)

Collaboration albums[edit]

List of collaborative albums, with selected chart positions and sales figures
Title Album details Peak chart positions Sales
US
[16]
US R&B
[17]
US Rap
[18]
CAN
[19]
Self Made Vol. 1
(with Maybach Music Group)
  • Released: May 23, 2011
  • Label: Maybach Music Group, Warner Bros.
  • Format: CD, digital download
5 1 1
Self Made Vol. 2
(with Maybach Music Group)
  • Released: June 26, 2012
  • Label: Maybach Music Group, Warner Bros.
  • Format: CD, digital download
4 1 1 37
  • US: 270,000
Self Made Vol. 3[21]
(with Maybach Music Group)
4 1 1
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

Extended Plays[edit]

List of extended plays, with year released
Title Album details
The Honest Cowboy EP
  • Released: September 17, 2013
  • Label: Maybach Music Group, Atlantic
  • Format: Digital download

Mixtapes[edit]

List of mixtapes, with year released
Title Album details
Goin' Ape
  • Released: 2008
  • Label: Self-released
  • Format: Digital download
MadStalley: The Autobiography
  • Released: July 14, 2009
  • Label: Self-released
  • Format: Digital download
Lincoln Way Nights
  • Released: February 8, 2011
  • Label: Self-released
  • Format: Digital download
Savage Journey To The American Dream
  • Released: March 30, 2012
  • Label: Maybach Music Group
  • Format: Digital download
Honest Cowboy[22]
  • Released: August 8, 2013
  • Label: Maybach Music Group
  • Format: Digital download

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)[23]
(featuring Rick Ross)
2011 Lincoln Way Nights
"Swangin"[24]
(featuring Scarface)
2013 Honest Cowboy

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"[25]
(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"[26] 2010 Currensy Pilot Talk
"Do It Big"[27] Ski Beatz, The Cool Kids 24 Hour Karate School
"I Got Mines"[27] Ski Beatz, Tabi Bonney, Nikki Wray, Ras Kass
"S.T.A.L.L.E.Y."[27] Ski Beatz
"Cook Up"[28] 2011 Wale, Black Cobain, Tone P N/A
"The World Is Ours"[29] 2012 Rick Ross, Pharrell, Meek Mill Rich Forever
"Party Heart"[29] Rick Ross, 2 Chainz
"Slow Down"[30] Torch, Meek Mill, Wale, Gunplay, Young Breed U.F.O. Vol. 2
"Gentleman's Quarterly"[31] Ski Beatz 24 Hour Karate School Presents: Twilight
"Another Round" (Remix)[32] Rick Ross, Wale N/A
"Ten Jesus Pieces"[33] Rick Ross God Forgives, I Don't
"Tye Dye"[34] Chevy Woods N/A
"Love Sosa" (Remix)[35] 2013 Rick Ross
"Fuckin' Problems" (Remix)[36]

Music Videos[edit]

List of music videos, with directors, showing year released
Title Year Director(s)
"Slapp"
(featuring Rashad)
2011 Creative Control
"Pound" Walu
"Chevys and Space Ships" Shomi Patwary
"Sound of Silence" BMike
"Lincoln Way Nights (Shop Remix)"
(featuring Rick Ross)
Spiff TV
"330" Shomi Patwary
"Go On" Walu
"Gentleman's Quarterly" Jonah Schwartz
"The Night"
(featuring Rashad)
2012 Dre Films
"Party Heart"
(featuring Rick Ross)
"Everything New" Rik Cordero
"Live At Blossom" Bryan Schlam
"Hell's Angels"
(featuring Rick Ross)
Dre Films
"Petrin Hill Peonies" Alec Sutherland
"Home To You"
(featuring Wale and Anthony Flammia)
Shomi Patwary
"Swangin'"
(featuring Scarface)
2013 Mr. Boomtown
"NineteenEighty7"
(featuring Schoolboy Q)
John Colombo[37]
"Gettin' By" Kellen Dengler

External links[edit]

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. ^ http://www.popmatters.com/review/174614-stalley-honest-cowboy/
  12. ^ http://www.broadwayworld.com/bwwmusic/article/MMG-Rapper-Stalley-to-Release-Honest-Cowboy-EP-Out-917-20130906
  13. ^ https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/honest-cowboy/id705781917
  14. ^ http://www.vibe.com/article/maybach-music-group-talks-self-made-3-breakfast-club-teases-new-tour
  15. ^ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aIlUuiJSJaA
  16. ^ Peak chart positions for collaborative albums in the United States:
  17. ^ Peak chart positions for collaborative albums on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart in the United States:
  18. ^ Peak chart positions for collaborative albums on the Top Rap Albums chart in the United States:
  19. ^ "Albums: Top 100". Jam!. Canoe.ca. Archived from the original on July 10, 2012. Retrieved July 10, 2012. 
  20. ^ Lipschutz, Jason (November 25, 2011). "Rick Ross & Wale: The Billboard Cover Story, Part I". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved June 16, 2012. 
  21. ^ "Maybach Music Group – Self Made Vol 3 (Album Cover)". Xclusives Zone. 2013-06-03. Retrieved 2013-08-12. 
  22. ^ "Stalley – A-Wax". Xclusives Zone. 2013-07-25. Retrieved 2013-08-12. 
  23. ^ "iTunes - Music - Lincoln Way Nights (Shop-Remix) [feat. Rick Ross] - Single by Stalley". Itunes.apple.com. 2011-10-24. Retrieved 2013-07-06. 
  24. ^ "iTunes - Music - Swangin (feat. Scarface) - Single by Stalley". Itunes.apple.com. 2013-03-26. Retrieved 2013-07-06. 
  25. ^ "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. 
  26. ^ Jeffries, David. "Pilot Talk – Currensy". AllMusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved August 3, 2012. 
  27. ^ a b c Jeffries, David. "Ski Beatz – 24 Hour Karate School". AllMusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved August 3, 2012. 
  28. ^ "New Music: Wale Ft. Stalley, Black Cobain x Tone P "Cook Up"". Rap Radar. 2011-06-02. Retrieved 2013-08-12. 
  29. ^ a b Jeffries, David. "Rich Forever – Rick Ross". AllMusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved August 3, 2012. 
  30. ^ "New Music: Torch Ft. Meek Mill, Wale, Stalley, Gunplay & Young Breed "Slowdown"". Rap Radar. 2012-01-31. Retrieved 2013-08-12. 
  31. ^ "New Video: Ski Beatz x Stalley "Gentleman’s Quarterly"". Rap Radar. 2011-12-14. Retrieved 2013-08-12. 
  32. ^ "New Music: Rick Ross, Wale & Stalley "Another Round (Remix)"". Rap Radar. 2012-03-12. Retrieved 2013-08-12. 
  33. ^ Jeffries, David. "God Forgives, I Don't – Rick Ross". AllMusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved August 3, 2012. 
  34. ^ "New Music: Chevy Woods x Stalley "Tye Dye"". Rap Radar. 2012-10-25. Retrieved 2013-08-12. 
  35. ^ "Rick Ross & Stalley "Love Sosa Freestyle". HipHopDX. Cheri Media Group. Retrieved January 16, 2013. 
  36. ^ "New Music: Rick Ross x Stalley "Fuckin’ Problems (Freestyle)"". Rap Radar. 2013-02-07. Retrieved 2013-02-07. 
  37. ^ Stalley – NineteenEighty7 f. ScHoolBoy Q (Video). 2DopeBoyz. Retrieved August 15, 2013