Stalley‘s independent grind continues.
After creating a New Wave and taking things to Another Level in 2017, the Ohio native went on to release a three–part series called Tell the Truth: Shame the Devil. And today, he’s back at it with his new project, Human.
“I came up with the idea for Human during the process of making Tell The Truth, Shame The Devil,” Stalley told Billboard. “With that project, and breaking it up into a three-part series, for me, it was like an evolution of me as an artist. I’ve been in the industry, I was signed to a major label, I was with MMG. There was a lot of things I was going through and battling with, especially after leaving. You hear so many people’s opinions and them telling you what decisions you should be making, what music you should make, what producers you should work with, what features you should have and all those things. Human was something I knew would be a good follow-up to the three-part series, because that series was me telling the story. It’s really me amplifying that whole thing.”
“I just wanted to put myself in the same headspace that I was when I really fell in love with music, and get back to loving not only myself, but the music and having fun doing it,” he continued. “I wanted to have a message, really speak from my heart and from a clear mind without having any blockage or persuasive thoughts coming from the outside. I honed in on that, and I just wanted to tap in with my inner self. I wanted to be able to speak to the listeners. I wanted to update them and communicate my feelings and what my thoughts have been these last few months and putting it on record. It’s kind of like just shedding another skin to reveal another layer to the listeners.”
Arriving at six tracks, all of which feature
Go Dreamer Pregnant Boy (who you may remember from his Hollyweerd days) with a lone contribution from J. Black (who may or may not be the same rapper who appeared between Eminem and Masta Ace on “Hellbound“), Stalley’s Human EP can be heard below. Press play and be sure to add it on your preferred streaming platform.