If you thought Atlanta star Lakeith Stanfield's only talent was reserved for the screen, then you haven’t been paying attention. He’s also one half of the rap group MOORS, which he started with Los Angeles-based producer HH (Hrishikesh Hirway) while filming his debut feature Short Term 12. Though MOORS’ debut EP dropped in 2014, Stanfield's music has been put to the side in favor of film and television. That doesn’t mean Stanfield doesn’t have something up his sleeve. 

At the Sundance Film Festival earlier this year, Stanfield told us, “Music is always a part of me,” he explained quietly. “I love it. I'm always writing it, listening to it. It's a really cool thing. I'm always doing it. I haven't really put together anything yet, but I've got a lot of cool stuff. Maybe one day I'll just put it together and come out with something. I don't know. I'm just letting it have its natural progression. If something speaks to me and I'm moved to do something, then I'll do it."

With so much happening politically and in the entertainment industry I wanted to know if Stanfield felt any fear about black content having its moment and then vanishing like it did after the '90s. "I don't think there's any use of being fearful about nothing,” he said fiercely. "I think we're going to be all right as Kendrick [Lamar] would say. As we always have been. We just continue to push forward. Stay astute, keep it real, get off social media sometimes. Just sit and live life, and I think we'll be alright."

You can read more of our conversation with Stanfield over at our sister site, Shadow and Act