Frankie Stones was born in Manzanita, Oregon shortly after his parents and older brother moved there from Long Island, New York. They left New York to start a new life following his father’s release from prison. And so, Frankie Stones’ launch pad, conceived out of work release, from the big apple to the little apple.
Frankie Stones currently lives in Portland, Oregon, focusing on his work as a Special Educator for children with social emotional disabilities, running McCannabis Records and professional arm wrestling.
Frankie Stones began releasing hip-hop music in 2000. On Lil' Francis, Frankie Sones' first full-length solo release since Rampant Illness (2015), we find the rapper delving into a space-like odyssey of isolation and lost contact. She Already Knows, the third track off the album, finds Stones "Feelin' restless from this electric chair." Two songs later he wakes up to war. The production of this track, entitled Set The Tone, digs into modern hip-hop textures, displaying an aesthetic much in the vein of Yung Bleu or Future. But if the album Lil' Francis contains a single theme rooted in anything specific, it is one of perseverance in the face of a world growing more and more disconnected, despite notions of advanced accessibility. Stones’ exceptional abilities as a writer and vocalist, along with his devotion to both the roots and evolution of hip hop shine through on the record.