Concert preview: Stalley celebrates his Midwest roots with the “No Place Like Home” tour

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From the April 10, 2014 edition

Massillon-born rapper Stalley is giving his home state some love on the aptly named “No Place Like Home” tour, which finds the impressively bearded MC visiting nine Ohio cities over the course of three weeks, including this week’s stop at Skully’s.

Considering the tour’s heart-of-it-all roots, expect a version of “Midwest Blues,” a jazzy, piano-dotted ditty where the rapper makes life in the middle sound like the view from the top.

Stalley will be joined for the concert by a smattering of MCs, including Mafia Money Boyz, Yung Luciano, CrownClique and King Vada.

Carl Chisholm photo