After a successful 2010 guesting on Curren$y’s Pilot Talk and doing tracks with Ski Beatz, Stalley hopes to continue making a name for himself in 2011. The latest leak from his forthcoming Lincoln Way Nights mixtape, sounds as if it might serve more as an intro than an actual track. Upbeat horn samples and a mid-tempo beat, “The Tune- Up” showcases Stalley emotionally rhyming about his rap-game hustlin’ over the past year.
While the first part of the song comes on strong, the last half of the track plays out instrumentally and kind of leaves the listener wanting more. Maybe suggesting that it will be filled by a guest spot in the future? We’ll see. Either way, Stalley is a damn likeable MC. Maybe it’s just the beard, though, that were diggin’.
Lincoln Way Nights is due on Feb. 8 via Intelligent Trunk Muzik.