Lafayette Stokely released his latest single, Sun Comes Up.
With vocals provided by Jessica Bennett, the deep ballad, is different from his traditional tracks. The Florida native is known for his “hungry” wordplay, but for this track, he takes a different route. Produced by Ross Munroe, Stokely devotes the heartfelt track to his fiance and twin daughters, whom he feels is responsible for the music we get to enjoy now. He opens up about his commitment to protecting them forever, and his gratitude to his soon to be bride for believing in him when he himself didn’t. “Sun Comes Up” will tug on the heartstrings of any listener with a dream, and a family to dream for.
“…It’s taboo for a rapper to speak about love and their family. I don’t want to ever be placed into that box. I can only speak on my life and my life has changed so much in the past 3 years. It’s made me better in every aspect. I’ve become a better rapper, man, and most of all father. This song represents my growth and how much my family means to me and there’s no better way for me to introduce my next body of work. “- Lafayette Stokely
It’s been 3 years since South Carolina born, Florida raised MC Lafayette Stokely released his debut LP Life Goes On; but the hiatus was well worth it. The young rapper was able to groom into a better artist, and transition from life as a bachelor to a father. During the break, he’s opened for marquee acts Oddisee and Raekwon, while supplying loyal listeners with bar heavy “don’t sleep on me” loosies “New York Av”, & a homage to J.Cole with a “Night Job Soulmix.” With the addition of “Sun Comes up” to his catalogue, Stokely spotlights his versatility with a song that makes you feel him for far more than than just his skill.
Lafayette Stokely’s next project Life As We Know It, is slated for a January 2017 release. Until then, enjoy the music.