Stokley’s sophomore album Sankofa arrives after a three-year journey on Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis’s Perspective Records. The Mint Condition front man is in good company with H.E.R. Snoop Dogg, and more. Musically it is mostly a one-man affair as he does most of the playing on the album including the steel drum. The duet “Rush” with H.E.R. is one of the highlights and it brings to mind his Minneapolis brother Prince. Sankofa has a balance between love songs and party music embedded in R&B with African references. He explained in an interview that the word Sankofa “is a word that he has heard all his life” a Ghanaian word that references one’s roots. So far there’s been four videos from the album including “Woman” featuring KIDI last month. He is taking Sankofa on the road this month and tickets are on sale.