Rodney Lucas, better known by his stage name F.Stokes (pronounced "F Dot Stokes"), is an American rapper. Lucas grew up on Chicago's South Side, and later moved to Madison, Wisconsin.

Starting with a Kickstarter campaign, F. Stokes, a hip-hop artist with Madison ties, is embarking on an educational mission to educate and empower with rap. more



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This week marks the start of the musical portion of South By Southwest, the annual event that's drawn bands, fans and music-industry insiders to Austin, Texas, since 1987. Many corners of the Madison music community have been represented there... more


After F.Stokes finished his post-Christmas show in Madison last year, he hopped a plane to London to record with alt-rock act Bastille. It wasn't long before that band got big, setting the tone for one of the most important years in the hip-hop artis more


Madison native F.Stokes has lived in New York City for the better part of a decade, but you wouldn't know it from his online presence -- not immediately, anyhow. The globetrotting hip-hop artist isn't wallpapering his Facebook account with cheesehead more


Sometimes home feels like anything but. Just ask Chicago-born, Madison-raised rapper F.Stokes. Better yet, listen to his new track "Madison West High School" -- its ties to Madison aren't crystal clear, but its chilling themes may seem familiar... more

Song A Day

The relentlessly positive, Brooklyn-based hip-hop artist F.Stokes has dropped a nuclear bomb of goodness onto his adopted hometown of Madison. Shot here over 12 hours between two live shows last October, "My Simple" is a video valentine... more