Whenever Florida bred MC Lafayette Stokely takes a break from blessing our Soundcloud, he usually returns with a song so profound that we oftentimes forget that he was missing. This time is no different with his newest single “Sun Comes Up”
“When the sun goes down, and my feet leave the concrete. I pray you remember more than my rhymes”
On the heartfelt, Jessica Bennett assisted track, Stokely pens an ode to his family, giving us a deep, picturesque look at what has been keeping him busy since his last album Life Goes On. Dedicating his life to his family, and the music we’ve grown to love, he discusses his fiancé’s unwavering support and the life-long commitment he has to his young daughters.
Fervent, compelling and incredibly honest, Stokely uses the chords (provided by Segnon) to aide his signature storytelling, with a meaning that far surpasses his traditional tales of out-spitting your favorite rhymer.
“…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
Press play on “Sun Comes Up” by Lafayette Stokely below, and be on the lookout for his next album Life As We Know It, coming in January 2017.