Updated: May 11, 2020
Lawrence Christian Stafford II (born on July 30, 1986), known professionally as Puretone IX, is an American rapper, singer, music engineer, producer and songwriter who spent most of his life learning and perfecting his craft in songwriting and audio engineering. In 2007, Puretone IX enlisted into the military as a radar technician. While serving his country, Puretone IX also focused his energy on collaboration with local artists as a method to strengthen his talent in audio engineering. Shortly after his discharge in early 2013, he attended college and obtained a Bachelors of Science degree in Information Technology. After-which, he continued on his career path of repairing electronic devices. While on his course, he realized he would be more happy pursuing his passion. He decided to do more of what he loves to do which is make music. He began researching and creating meditative music and pure tonal tracks. This is where the name “Puretone IX” ultimately stemmed from. Alternately, he felt as though his genuine heart, honesty, and concise tone could be combined into creating the perfect name. As for the nine (ix), that holds a different meaning which is based on the Universal Numbers. Although many projects were completed between 2000 and 2018, "Leave Me Alone" was the first single that the songwriting-producer wrote and released under the name Puretone IX.