Stalley has been releasing a slew of songs under the unofficial umbrella title Songs By Me, Stalley as a warm up to his latest proper full length, Savage Journey to the American Dream (presumed Hunter S. Thompson misquote). It's worked. I wasn't aware of the dude until a month or so ago, but lately he's insinuated himself as one of my favorite new rappers. Hard to believe he's signed with Rick Ross' Maybach Music Group, as Ross and his affiliates - Meek Mill, Wale, Young Buck, etc. - are as representative as any rappers on the planet of what bores me about modern bling rap.