MMG’s newest signee Stalley announced his arrival last night (April 4) with a landmark performance at legendary NYC club S.O.B.’s. Stalley rocked the Manhattan club’s “Who’s Next” bill, following in the footsteps of artists like Kanye West and Drake who have had career- defining performances there in the past.
Riding the momentum of his new mixtape, Savage Journey To the American Dream, Stalley was joined on stage by a live band that gave his catalog additional energy. The normally mild-mannered MC came alive for the packed house as his band rocked renditions of his own mixtape favorites (“Lincoln Way Nights,” “Hammers & Vogues” sans Curren$y) as well as MMG collabs (“Party Heart,” “MMG The World is Ours.”)
Though none of his Maybach fam was in attendance, Stalley was joined on stage by the Roc’s Young Guru, who mixed Savage Journey and handled DJing duties for the night. Singer Anthony Flammia also made an appearance and helped Stalley talk to the female members of the audience on “Home to You.”
After conquering this small career milestone, Stalley seems ready to fully establish his presence in the game. But just because he’s finally getting the love and the lights, don’t think the Blue Collar Gang MC has any intentions of going Hollywood. As his coming-out party wound down, he summed up his current status with a line from Savage Journey standout “Island Hopping.” “Underground then, still underground now/Difference is I ain’t tryna be found,” he reminded. —Calvin Stovall