Emerging artist Michael Stokes‘ new single, “Lay Back Down,” from his debut EP combines a sultry, soulful sound with riffs and hip hop undercurrents making it a seamless fit for today’s musical landscape.

Michael grew up in Benton Harbor, Michigan where he and his brother were first exposed to the music of their father, a talented saxophonist. Listening to and writing music was a part of the family routine.

Over the last several years, Mstokes — as he calls himself — spent countless hours working with both established and up-and-coming artist.

He was featured on Flo-Rida’s “American Superstar” and Gucci Mane‘s “Money Machine” featuring Rick Ross.

“We work, that’s what we here to do,” Michael says, reflecting on his extensive collection – over 2000 recordings. He is currently working on completing his new project to be released this fall.

Produced by Vandal & Luccie Fontane for Honorable Court.

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