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Rodney Lucas, better known by his stage name F.Stokes (pronounced "F Dot Stokes"), is an American rapper from South Side, Chicago, Illinois.[1] His most recent album, Fearless Beauty, was crowd-funded by a Kickstarter campaign in early 2013.[2] He appeared as a rap coach on MTV's Made airing in fall 2013.[3]

F.Stokes
Birth nameRodney Lucas
Born (1982-12-11) December 11, 1982 (age 36)[citation needed]
OriginSouth Side, Chicago, Illinois
GenresHip hop
Occupation(s)Rapper
Years active2009–present
Associated actsLazerbeak, Paper Tiger, The Clubhouse, Dirty Disco Kidz, Bastille, Mike Mictlan
Websitewww.fdotstokes.com

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Early lifeEdit

Rodney Lucas grew up in the South Side of Chicago, Illinois and later moved to Madison, Wisconsin.[4] He moved to New York City at the age of 19 and lived there until 2017. Currently, he resides in Oakland, CA.[2]

CareerEdit

F.Stokes takes his stage name from Flukey Stokes who lived in his Chicago neighborhood growing up.[5]

F.Stokes released Death of a Handsome Bride, a collaborative album with producer Lazerbeak, in 2009.[6] He released the Love, Always EP in 2012.[7][8] It was followed by Fearless Beauty, his collaborative album with producer Paper Tiger, in 2013.[9]

Style and influencesEdit

In a 2012 interview, F.Stokes stated that his early works reflected his environment such as pimps and gangsters.[10] He is also influenced by Kanye West and Patti Smith.[11]

DiscographyEdit

Studio albumsEdit

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

EPsEdit

  • Love, Always (2012)
  • Liquor Sto' Diaries (2014) (with Lazerbeak and Paper Tiger)
  • A Princess Named Leroy (2015)

MixtapesEdit

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

SinglesEdit

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

Guest appearancesEdit

  • 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)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Mead, Derek (2012). "Hip-Hop's Internet Problem: An Interview with Madison Rapper F.Stokes". Vice.
  2. ^ a b Sharp, Elliott (June 18, 2013). "F.Stokes Is Fearless". Red Bull.
  3. ^ Garrett, Ural (June 23, 2013). "F.Stokes". On Wax.
  4. ^ Sakhnovski, Fyodor (August 30, 2011). "The nomadic art of MC F.Stokes". WBEZ.
  5. ^ Santos, Nate (October 4, 2010). "Interview: Diary Of F.Stokes". Jungle Gym Magazine. Archived from the original on 2014-10-23.
  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.
  7. ^ Burg, Erik (January 23, 2012). "Video: F. Stokes - "My Simple"". Beats Per Minute.
  8. ^ John (March 6, 2012). "Review: F.Stokes – Love, Always. (2012)". Mezzic.
  9. ^ Martin, Andrew (May 9, 2013). "F.Stokes - "Shaka Zulu" P. Paper Tiger (Potholes Premiere)". Potholes in My Blog.
  10. ^ Tobias, Jonathan (March 29, 2012). "F. Stokes Recalls Interning For 50 Cent, Explains Moving To Harlem Because Of Malcolm X". Hip Hop DX.
  11. ^ Breen, Mike (September 17, 2012). "Daily MPMFer: F.Stokes, Culture Queer and More". Cincinnati CityBeat.

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