Here is how the headlines will remember the week. President of the Catholic League is so fired up at Bowie's "The Next Day" music video that he called the pop star a, "switch-hitting, bisexual, senior citizen", while the media hedgefund-scaled hype surrounding The Great Gatsby redux only further reminds us of our current-crap-economic conditions, that finds Santigold moonlighting on "The Office" along with Clay Aiken and Aaron Rodgers to find "The Next Grea...
F.Stokes drops the lead single off his forthcoming Fearless Beauty album, "Shaka Zulu" produced by Paper Tiger (of DoomTree). http://fdotstokes.com
Gifted lyricist F.Stokes is gearing up to release his new album, Fearless Beauty , that centers on his formative years in the southside of Chicago. It was there that he witnessed firsthand the severe ups and downs of life, all the while finding strength in the resilience of his family. That time gave him a strong sense of unity, which is the focus of powerful lead single "Shaka Zulu". The chest-beating track is produced by Doomtree's Paper Tiger, who is behind all of the beats on Fearless Beauty . Here's what Stokes said about the single: [...]
Filed under: Concerts and Tours , News Dan Reilly There are thousands of artists in Austin for SXSW , and I'll be seeing a lot of them. This year, I decided to challenge myself and write about every band I see, no matter how much of their set I caught, or even if I saw/heard them unintentionally. Most of these "reviews" are pieced together from my illegible notebook scribblings, but that's all I've got. [...]
Fake Plastic Tunes traveled north to the small town of Somerset, WI for the first annual Summer Set Camping & Music Festival. Below is an account of the shenanigans that went down the last weekend in August. The weekend began with the journey to the small town of Somerset, WI - population around 2300. We got in to town at around 4:45 after about a 6-7 hour drive from Milwaukee. The journey was actually kind of enjoyable once we got off of I-90; entirely rural and passing through 25 MPH speed zones on our way [...]
F. Stokes is a poet. This should be made clear first and foremost for those who don't equate the term with a Hip Hop MC. Arguments can be made as to whether the syncopated chatter effused by most rappers constitutes beautiful or insightful language, but F.Stokes delivers a compelling example of just those qualities. Pair these excellent verses with bright head-nodding production and you have an artist with a bright future. His style is very New York, though with a slight nod to ATL which is unexpected given his Chicago and Madison, WI roots. [...]
Yes, it has finally arrived! Today makes me incredibly proud, as we announce the official release of F.Stokes' Love, Always. EP on Potholes Music. With a debut listening party going on over at AOL Music , this is a perfect opportunity to check out everything this talented MC has to offer. And trust me, even though this project is only seven songs long, it has a little bit of something for everyone. Along with that, the EP is up on iTunes , and will be available on all other outlets in the coming week. Along with the [...]
This conscious wordsmith gives you something to believe in.
Back in late January I posted F. Stokes' video for "My Simple," the lead single off his Love, Always EP. The EP will be officially released tomorrow but is available for streaming/purchase on his Bandcamp page right now. It will be on the iTunes store and other digital music outlets tomorrow as well. Hit the jump to stream the project and purchase the project if you like it. F. Stokes: Love, Always (EP) <a href=" http://fstokes.bandcamp.com/al bum/love-always">Love, [...]
F. Stokes is releasing a new EP titled Love, Always on March 6. Above is the music video for "My Simple", the lead single off the EP, which you can download fro iTunes below. Also, F. Stokes will be performing at the FineLine in downtown Minneapolis on February 1. F. Stokes: "My Simple"
This is neat. The first release from Potholes Music and it's bro-approved . The Love, Always EP is out soon on Potholes Music (take that take that take that) and F. Stokes is hitting the road .
Ever since F.Stokes sent over the visuals to his catchy new tune "My Simple", I have been dying to post it here on the blog. Finally, the man gave me the green light and I am all sorts of excited over here. Not only does this mark the first official video from Potholes Music, but it also launches, in my mind, a new beginning for F.Stokes and the Potholes family. F.Stokes hits the road tonight on his Love, Always tour, and will also be opening up for Doomtree on a couple dates next month. Love, Always [...]
As many of you might already know, Potholes has launched a label under the name Potholes Music. With a bunch of awesome artists already hopping on board, I am excited to say we will be bringing you a ton of great music in 2012. The first artist up to bat is F.Stokes , who dropped his first single on the label a few weeks ago , and is now set to hit the road for his Love, Always tour. He plans on hitting up a number of cities across the United States, primarily within the east [...]
Potholes Music recent signee F.Stokes is about to tear his way into the hip-hop game. With his Love, Always EP on deck for a February release, he takes some time out of his busy schedule to team up with his French producer buddies Mister Modo and Ugly Mac Beer. With visuals captured in New York City, F.Stokes professes his love to old-school hip-hop and crate digging. This will hit home for any of you golden era stans. Hit the skip to watch the video.
While Potholes has been down as far as publishing goes the past few weeks, that doesn't mean we haven't been working hard behind the scenes to bring you the best of the best in new music. With that said, we would like to formally announce our newest signee to Potholes Music, F.Stokes ! F.Stokes, who you may recall put out a stellar project with Lazerbeak not long ago, is teaming up with our label to release the Love, Always EP on Valentine's Day, February 14. To kick off the celebration, the man unleashes his first single, "My [...]
Just submerged myself into the world of F.Stokes; his music and whatever philosophies he shares about his life. Dude just won't quit on his dreams and from what I hear, it's absolutely paying off, maybe slowly, but surely. We want to definitely share his music and encourage you to get his albums. Dude has been going to work and has mad energy. I think beyond the conscious lyrics, he really digs down and is just real about who he is, and his situation. Just no fronting or anything, everything's on the table and it shows in his music. [...]
The Clubhouse has been leaking some ISH right now, to the point where I just wanted the damn project. The Clubhouse has a mixture of shit I like – a bit of the quirk, with hints of the boom-bap and some jazzy vibes. The fuck do I know, my ass is dumb. It sounds like they are a live band who loves Hip-Hop and experimentation within the confines of said genre, and if niggas as diverse as Blu , F.Stokes , Freddie Gibbs and Homeboy Sandman can fuck with them (like they do [...]
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