F.Stokes

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F.Stokes
Birth nameRodney Lucas
Born (1982-12-11) December 11, 1982 (age 38)[citation needed]
South Side, Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
GenresHip hop
Occupation(s)Rapper
Years active2009–present
Associated acts
Websitefstokes.bandcamp.com

Rodney Lucas (born December 11, 1982), better known by his stage name F.Stokes (pronounced "F Dot Stokes"),[1] is an American rapper from South Side, Chicago, Illinois.[2]

Early life[edit]

Rodney Lucas is originally from South Side, Chicago, Illinois.[3] Around the age of 11, he moved to Madison, Wisconsin.[3] He attended Madison West High School.[3] At the age of 19, he moved to New York City, New York.[4] He interned at Def Jam Recordings and worked at Grandstand Entertainment.[3]

Career[edit]

Lucas' stage name, F.Stokes, derives from Flukey Stokes, who lived in his Chicago neighborhood growing up.[5]

In 2009, he released a collaborative studio album with producer Lazerbeak, titled Death of a Handsome Bride.[6] In 2012, he released the Love, Always EP.[7][8] In 2013, he released a studio album, Fearless Beauty, entirely produced by Paper Tiger.[9][10] In that year, he appeared as a rap coach on the MTV television series Made.[11] He starred in the 2015 short film Melville.[12]

Style and influences[edit]

In a 2012 interview, F.Stokes stated that his early works reflected his environment such as pimps and gangsters.[13] His music has also been influenced by Patti Smith, Johnny Cash, Miles Davis, and Kanye West.[14]

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

  • Death of a Handsome Bride (2009) (with Lazerbeak)
  • Fearless Beauty (2013)

Mixtapes[edit]

  • F.I.L.M. (Forever I Love Madison) (2009)
  • Baked Goods (2011)

EPs[edit]

  • Remnants of a Broken Soul (2010)
  • Love, Always (2012)
  • Liquor Sto' Diaries (2014)
  • A Princess Named Leroy (2015)

Singles[edit]

  • "Shaka Zulu" (2013)
  • "1954" (2013)
  • "Carpe Diem" (2013)

Guest appearances[edit]

  • Mister Modo & Ugly Mac Beer - "He's Alive" from Remi Domost (2010)
  • Mister Modo & Ugly Mac Beer - "Diggin' in the Crates" from Modonut 2 (2011)
  • Deadlinz - "Head to the Sky" from Sonik Fiktion (2012)
  • Bastille - "Love Don't Live Here" from Other People's Heartache (2012)
  • Bastille - "Basement" from Other People's Heartache Part 2 (2012)
  • Mister Modo & Ugly Mac Beer - "Ghost to the Ghetto" and "The Preacher" from Night Time Stories (2018)

Filmography[edit]

Short films[edit]

  • Melville (2015)

Television[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Thomas, Rob (April 20, 2010). "F.Stokes no longer an outsider in hip-hop scene". Madison.com. Retrieved April 30, 2020.
  2. ^ Mead, Derek (2012). "Hip-Hop's Internet Problem: An Interview with Madison Rapper F.Stokes". Vice. Archived from the original on June 10, 2015. Retrieved November 17, 2013.
  3. ^ a b c d Cisar, Katjusa (July 24, 2008). "F. Stokes: Rapper with Madison ties delivers truth between the lines". Madison.com. Retrieved April 30, 2020.
  4. ^ Sharp, Elliott (June 18, 2013). "F.Stokes Is Fearless". Red Bull. Archived from the original on June 21, 2013. Retrieved April 30, 2020.
  5. ^ Santos, Nate (October 4, 2010). "Interview: Diary Of F.Stokes". Jungle Gym Magazine. Archived from the original on October 23, 2014.
  6. ^ Shanahan, Joel (October 13, 2010). "You may not agree with what F. Stokes is saying, but you'll respect it". The A.V. Club. Archived from the original on July 2, 2013. Retrieved April 30, 2020.
  7. ^ Burg, Erik (January 23, 2012). "Video: F. Stokes - "My Simple"". Beats Per Minute. Archived from the original on January 25, 2012. Retrieved April 30, 2020.
  8. ^ Hill, Daren (April 25, 2012). "F. Stokes Talks Responsible Rap, Touring Overseas & The "Love, Always EP" with TheSource.com". The Source. Retrieved April 30, 2020.
  9. ^ Martin, Andrew (May 9, 2013). "F.Stokes - "Shaka Zulu" P. Paper Tiger (Potholes Premiere)". Potholes in My Blog. Archived from the original on August 28, 2013. Retrieved April 30, 2020.
  10. ^ Shamz (June 5, 2013). "OKP Premiere: F.Stokes "Carpe Diem"". Okayplayer. Archived from the original on October 9, 2013. Retrieved April 30, 2020.
  11. ^ Garrett, Ural (June 23, 2013). "F.Stokes". On Wax. Archived from the original on July 1, 2013. Retrieved April 30, 2020.
  12. ^ Joyce, Jason (October 11, 2015). "Q&A: Rodney Lucas is the man behind F. Stokes, Rappin' Ricky and 'A Princess Named Leroy'". Madison.com. Retrieved April 30, 2020.
  13. ^ Tobias, Jonathan (March 29, 2012). "F. Stokes Recalls Interning For 50 Cent, Explains Moving To Harlem Because Of Malcolm X". HipHopDX. Archived from the original on August 22, 2012. Retrieved April 30, 2020.
  14. ^ Breen, Mike (September 17, 2012). "Daily MPMFer: F.Stokes, Culture Queer and More". Cincinnati CityBeat. Archived from the original on October 26, 2014. Retrieved November 20, 2013.

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