Since signing with Rick Ross’ Maybach Music Group imprint in 2011, it seems as if the Massillon, Ohio rapper, Stalley, has been on the back burner. The two projects he’s released since inking the deal (a re-release of Lincoln Way Nights, and Savage Journey To The American Dream) have been less successful, to say the least, than the projects released by his labelmates, Wale and Meek Mill. The parity between the three artists became so glaring, that Stalley took it upon himself to vent his frustrations to his Twitter account, when the two music videos he dropped in a week failed to gain the attention of other releases.

Not to be deterred, and with the full support of proven executive Rick Ross, Stalley is pushing onward, as he’s released the first single to his yet-to-be-titled debut MMG album, featuring legendary Houston rep Scarface. The song, which stretches past 6 minutes, is a deftly hand-crafted single, which doesn’t see Stalley rap for too long at any point before allowing the Block Beattaz’ instrumental to breathe. Though its reminiscent of his former material, its slightly more captivating, and just when you think Stalley’s laid back vocals will lull you to sleep, Scarface steps into the booth without a hiccup and lays down a near-perfect verse, which we’ve come to expect from the veteran. Check it out below.

-Khari Nixon (@KingVanGogh)