(AllHipHop News) Stalley may be one of the newest members to sign to Rick Ross’ Maybach Music Group, but that is not stopping him from dropping an album just a week after the official release of Ambition, from label mate Wale.
The Massillon, Ohio native checked in with AllHipHop.com, during a tour stop in Virginia, where he was promoting the re–release of his mixtape “Lincoln Way Nights.”
“I’m excited to get it to the fans and the people who supported me to have a piece for the collection,” Stalley told AllHipHop.com.
Although Lincoln Way Nights is not an official release from MMG or Warner Brothers, both labels are in full support of the album and recognize its importance to Stalley’s growing fan base.
“Its [distributed through] SMC/Fontana Records, something we previously worked on. Warner Brothers gave the okay so we putting it out,” Stalley told AllHipHop.com. “The people wanted it, so I’m glad I was able to give it to them. A lot of people felt when I put the mixtape out that it sounded like an album. The demand was high so it made sense to put it out on the shelves for them to have something physical to put with their CD collection.”
Stalley also commented on the reason he signed with Maybach Music Group, as opposed to another label.
“[It was] the freedom to be my own artist and do what I been doing,” Stalley told AllHipHop.com. “I created this buzz and everything thus far, just me and my manager. When he saw me he said ‘you are a superstar, you are and I know you will be, and I want to help bring you to that level. He was like ‘I don’t want you to change anything just to continue doing what you been doing.’ And for someone to gimmie that freedom and believe in me the way he did, and to have that machine behind me, it made all the sense in the world.”
Lincoln Way Nights currently available for purchase at all retail stores and on Amazon.com and iTunes.com.
“It’s not about the scans or how many units we sell, its for the fans, we got so many CDs to drop for the Stalley collection, this is just the beginning,” Stalley promised.
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