Stalley ends his Ohio album with this collaboration with De La Soul. "I actually had the privilege of doing a show with them over in the Czech Republic. We did a festival together," the Ohio rapper recalled to Billboard magazine. "When I got off stage, Posdnuos stopped me and he was like, 'Keep on carrying the tradition.'"
"After that, we bumped into each other again at SXSW. That was around the time I was working on my album," Stalley continued. "I ran into them backstage -- they were actually about to go on with Gorillaz at the Fader Fort. We were talking and I was like, 'Man, I'm working on the album right now.' He was like, 'Send me something if you want us to get on something.' 'Navajo Rugs' was the perfect record for them to jump on."
"That to me is like a classic hip-hop record," he concluded. "You don't hear much of that these days in 2014. I just really wanted one of those posse cut type of tracks where everybody's just displaying their lyricism."