Going to a concert is the only way to listen to music in public without having to put your mouth around a discman to catch its sound vibrations. Enjoy easier listening with this GrouponLive deal to see Stalley at Fitzgerald’s on Thursday, January 17, at 9 p.m. Doors open at 8:30 p.m. Choose between two options:
- For $25, you get two general-admission tickets (up to a $42.88 value, including all fees).
- For $40, you get four general-admission tickets (up to an $85.76 value, including all fees).
Stalley may be a protégé of revered rapper and producer Rick Ross, but his clear, boyish flow is a far cry from the gravelly voice of his mentor. It’s just one of the many ways he’s carved out his own path in the hip-hop world. Rather than chronicle a gangster lifestyle, the Ohio-born MC infuses his experiences of growing up in a small Midwestern community into his songs. “I speak about Chevys, small towns, factories, family-owned businesses, railroads, Smucker’s, the Midwest,” he told the Wall Street Journal, who described 2011’s Lincoln Way Nights as “a concept album depicting a long night out in his Ohio hometown.”
Stalley has developed a rabble-rousing stage presence thanks to myriad gigs throughout the country, including SXSW and the Brooklyn Hip Hop Festival. Whether he mixes the cadence of a slow R & B jam with crystal-clear flow on “Home to You” or samples Charles Bradley’s “The World (Is Going Up in Flames)” on “Petrin Hill Peonies,” he imbues his swagger with a disarming personability, endearing him to audience members and jaded microphones alike. Rapper Le$ opens the show with tracks from his buzzworthy mixtape, The Struggle Continues.
Stalley Live at Saint John’s Springfest 2012
Warning: Contains strong language