F. Stokes – “A Princess Named Leroy” EP
F. Stokes was one of the first emcees from Madison, Wisconsin that I really respected on an artistic level. His style is different and he goes at each track like a poet, not thinking about the hook and bridge as much as the overall feel of the record. Stokes puts on a real communal type of show too, which is something that’s becoming more and more rare among rap acts. The “My Simple” artist keeps it friendly but doesn’t shy away from his rough upbringing. He wants what’s best for everyone, especially the kids. Man Mantis on the beats.