When facing hurdles in life artists perform well and often deliver their best efforts. That can be echoed about Lafayette Stokely, who at the top of the year delivered his story within his latest project, Life As We Know It. Personal and relatable the release takes you on a journey through the composition of Stokely as a man – bridging elements of family, fatherhood, career passion and social status into one motif.
The family aspect of Stokely follows him into the studio as he shares the creative process of those who are close to him. Projects and singles develop from an initial idea to checking with creative confidants, Ross Monroe (uknoMonroe) and Segnon, for fostering and fine tuning.
“A lot of time it’s like me having a thought and Segnon and Ross executing because I trust them so much,” Stokely said. “I record my verses, give my two cents and structure and they do their producer stuff to make it real pretty. I trust them so much, whatever they hear I’m with it. It’s really collaborative.”
Being open is not only attributed to the creative process, Stokely takes that approach makes sure that it is evident in his personal relationships and most importantly for him, provide a connection with his fans.
Hit the next pages to find out why Lafayette Stokely is someone you should point your ears to and to hear his impressive release, Life as We Know It.