Mello Music Group is capitalizing on Stalley‘s busy 2020 run — including three EPs — with a new deal sealed under their renowned independent label. Thursday (March 4), the hip-hop, jazz and funk label announced its Stalley partnership with new music featuring some of Mello Music’s current signees.
“I’m very excited about the situation and the opportunity with Mello Music Group. Partnering with Mello Music at this stage of my career is a blessing. As a label, they let you be yourself and let you be an artist; while also helping you expand independently,” Stalley exclaims to Billboard.
He continues, “They understand me as an artist and as a creative, which is very important. They have a great and enthusiastic fanbase, and I look forward to merging my brand and fanbase with theirs. I look forward to growing with the label.”
Mello Music Group placed the welcome mat to Stalley by teaming him up with Joell Ortiz, Namir Blade and Solemn Brigham for their latest collaboration, “Black Rock.” The record will reside on the label’s forthcoming compilation album titled Bushido. Slated for production include vets Alchemist, illmind, and Apollo Brown, while the rap side will boast features by Skyzoo, Open Mike Eagle, B-Real, Murs, and Stalley.
The project will officially be out on April 2. You can pre-order here.
“While my debut Mello Music project will be released later this year, I’m eager to showcase my talents with the rest of the label on the Bushido Compilation album and debut “Black Rock”; the single is dope!”
Stream “Black Rock” below.