"Shook the 8ball it said, 'hey you dead'. The ultimate artist, he only used shades of Red.." -'8ball'
2SSAINT, formerly known as Stoke, stands out both for his electric live, hip-hop performances and for the intricate, poetic quality of his writing. His mindful and introspective subject matter coupled with his raw, yet nuanced flow and style helped him quickly gain a reputation as one of Cleveland’s most skilled and promising young talents.
As an artist 2SSAINT seeks to exemplify the best qualities of his ancestors and contribute to the Herculean task of dismantling the worst of them. Inspired by a broad spectrum of influences from creative, historical/cultural as well as academic backgrounds, he seeks to express ideals of truth, justice, love with no condition, compassion, peace, empathy and critical thinking in his work with the same level of
honesty as the greats who would walk before him.
Even though he finds his beginnings in Rap, 2SSAINT makes it clear he doesn’t intend to limit the scope of his expression. As an artist/producer he recently released his debut project, “Toys” and has plans for a number of future projects in various artistic mediums to be announced. 2SSAINT seeks to make big waves in 2020 and break ground as one of hip-hop’s most thoughtful and progressive creative forces.