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Stalley

Stalley

Don't let the beard fool you: Stalley ain't no Freeway, and he sure ain't another State Prop cog in Dame Dash's don't-call-it-a-comeback chain BluRoc. Kyle "Stalley" (pronounced Stah-lee, shorthand for his childhood nickname "Stallion") Myricks hails from the modest-sized Massillon, Ohio, but has a track record of high-profile, haute coutoure aspirations. From playing Division 1 basketball to kicking off his rap career in 2008 with the Terry Urban mixtape Goin Ape, Myricks has consistently shot for the big leagues. Fortunately, A-listers have shared his aesthetic vision. He began working with ALIFE and GFCnewyork, the folks that worked Mickey Factz. Stalley opened for Mos Def and later joined the undie supergroup Center Edge Territory, including Jay Electronica, Curren$y and the aforementioned Mos Def. Stalley has also maintained a web-based video series called “The Milq" through BluRoc's Creative Control, and has blogged for the hipster lifestyle website High Snobiety. Consider all this the surrounding mechanism to Stalley's music career.

In 2009 he released MadStalley: The Autobiography, which featured him rhyming over Madlib productions. He also made guest appearances on Curren$y’s major label debut, Pilot Talk, as well as extensive collaborations with producer Ski on his 24 Hour Karate School album. The kids have responded as his videos for the Cool Kids' modestly shot “We Can Do It Big” and Curren$y's “Address” have been featured on MTV Jams, VH1 Soul, MTVu and HavocTV.


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