Stalley delivers his sophomore album, New Wave.

The Ohio rapper has been quiet for most of the year, and started to turn up as the summer commenced. Last month, he dropped the single "Madden '96" and also revealed the cover and tracklist for the new project. Two weeks ago, he released the video for the album's title track, which shows him rapping on top of a mountain.

Now, here we are with a new 14-song offering. Stalley forgoes any features on the LP, choosing to go it all alone on interesting titles like, "Kevin Hart," "Sativa Break" and "Stock Tip."

New Wave is the follow up to Ohio, which came out in 2014 on Maybach Music Group. That album debuted at No. 35 on the Billboard 200 chart and included collaborations with Rick Ross, De La Soul, Ty Dolla $ign, August Alsina and Nipsey Hussle. Interestingly, the new album is out via Real Talk Entertainment and does not appear to be a MMG release.

Either way, Stalley holds his own bringing that Midwest flavor and “Intelligent Trunk Music” to the party.

Stream Stalley's new album below.

Stalley's New Wave Tracklist

1. "Straight to You"
2. "Absence"
3. "New Wave"
4. "Madden 96"
5. "Kevin Hart"
6. "My Purpose"
7. "Let's Talk About It"
8. "Soul Searching"
9. "Old School Game"
10. "Sativa Break"
11. "Stock Tip"
12. "Feed the Streets"
13. "What I Like"
14. "The Journey"

8 Rappers Who Were Former Basketball Players

Camron Baller

Rap has always gone hand-in-hand with basketball. The love for the game has been proclaimed by several rappers in songs and interviews, but there's even been some rappers that have aspired to be NBA players before making it big in the rap game.

Rappers like 2 Chainz and Cam'ron had successful basketball careers during their high school days, but unfortunately injuries sidelined both artists and put a halt to their basketball careers. New Orleans entrepreneur and No Limit head honcho, Master P reached the Charlotte Hornets training camp during the 1998-99 season, but unfortunately never got a chance to play a single regular game in the NBA.

There's been a few more rappers that had luck during their high school and college days on the court. Today, XXL looks at 8 rappers who were former ball players in high school, college and the NBA.

Mase Baller

Harlem rapper Mase played ball alongside Cam'ron during their high school days in NY.

2 Chainz Baller

2 Chainz was a former high school basketball star for his North Clayton high school.

Stalley Baller

Before suffering an injury that sidelined him, Stalley was a ball player for Long Island college.

Lil Romeo Baller

Romeo played basketball for USC during his college days.

Master P Baller

Master P is the only rapper to have reached the NBA. Percy Miller played ball for the Charlotte Hornets and the Toronto Raptors, but never got a chance to play a regular season game in the NBA.

The Game Baller

The Game was a former ball player for his Compton high school.

Nelly Baller

Nelly was an all-around athlete that played baseball and basketball for his high school in St. Louis.

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Cam'ron was one of the top basketball prospects from New York City during his days in high school.