(AllHipHop News) Ohio-bred emcee Stalley is no longer part of Maybach Music Group. Last week, he released his first post-MMG project, the Tell The Truth, Shame The Devil EP.
The first installment of a 3-part series covers many topics including the "1 Deep (Solo)" spitter's exit from Maybach. Stalley also sat down with XXL to talk about parting ways with Rick Ross' imprint.
"Before MMG, I was a solo artist. We wasn't NSYNC. We're not a boy band," said Stalley. "I'm still a solo artist, so that's what I'm focused on - building my brand."
He continued, "There's no hard feelings. There was no bad blood. It's just a conscious decision to put my career in my own hands.I work better like that. I work better controlling myself and not waiting on anyone, because that's where frustrations come in. When you ain't in control, the frustrations come."
Stalley went on to say he and Ross were on good terms the last time the two spoke. As the head of the Blue Collar Gang label, the artist born Kyle Myricks now has complete creative control such as working with acts like Migos and Young Scooter.