Rodney Lucas, better known by his stage name F.Stokes (pronounced « F Dot Stokes »), is an American rapper from South Side, Chicago, Illinois. His most recent album, Fearless Beauty, was crowd-funded by a Kickstarter campaign in early 2013. He appeared as a rap coach on MTV’s Made airing in fall 2013.
Rodney Lucas grew up in the South Side of Chicago, Illinois and later moved to Madison, Wisconsin. He moved to New York City at the age of 19 and has lived there since.
F.Stokes takes his stage name from Flukey Stokes who lived in his Chicago neighborhood growing up.
F.Stokes released Death of a Handsome Bride, a collaborative album with producer Lazerbeak, in 2009. He released the Love, Always EP in 2012. It was followed by Fearless Beauty, his collaborative album with producer Paper Tiger, in 2013.
In a 2012 interview, F.Stokes stated that his early works reflected his environment such as pimps and gangsters. He is also influenced by Kanye West and Patti Smith. (Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/F.Stokes)
Mister Modo & Ugly Mac Beer – Diggin in The Crates (feat. F.Stokes) (Modonut 2 (2011)
My Small Town In The USA! (2011)
Deadlinz – Head to the Sky feat. F.Stokes (Sonik Fiktion (2012))
Shaka Zulu (Fearless Beauty (2013))