Born in South Carolina raised in Florida, The Stokely Carmichael named MC began rapping at the age of 17, along with three high school friends (Ross Munroe, Alex Kidd, & Rob Yung) the Soulstice was formed. At the top of 2012 the crew Dropped “MF Wonders”, receiving positive feedback from a few online publications coupled with the urge to develop his craft, Lafayette decided to give it a turn as a solo act. On October 29th 2012 Lafayette gives us “Life’s journey” a project that’s everything the title entails, insight into the life of Stokely storying his move to New York, pressures to be successful in his craft, and his general perspective on life as he knows it. On the same day one year later Lafayette gives us the second installment of Life’s Journey with “Life Goes On”. On this project Lafayette’s sheds more light into the life of Stokely, touching on everything from his southern roots, losing loved ones, his love life, and why his time spent in NYC was so necessary. All while exuding a newly found confidence, and making it clear that he’s not just here for a spot in the game, but the top spot. Fast forward to 2015, Laf ayette and his fiancé welcome two beautiful girls into the world. Constantly replaying his very own bars in his head “Never moving back to Florida that’s my last resort” Lafayette ultimately makes a very difficult decision but the best one for his family, and that is to move back home. Back under the Florida sun, Lafayette with reservations being perceived as a failure he vowed to hit his hometown of Orlando and work until the city knows his name. As it turns out the move back to the sunshine state ended up being exactly what Lafayette needed, he reunited with fellow crew member/producer Ross Munroe to give us “Life As We Know It”. In fact, the entire Soulstice crew now reunited, all as solo acts under the new moniker
The Art Dealers™