Sunday, May 12, 2013

CALI RAPPER LOCKSMITH IS MY NEW FAVORITE MC!!!

IF YOU HAVEN'T HEARD ABOUT RAPPER LOCKSMITH FROM RICHMOND, CALIFORNIA YOU WILL SOON.  LOCKSMITH IS A COLLEGE GRADUATE AND FORMER BATTLE RAPPER.  HE MADE NOISE IN THE 2003 MTV FREESTYLE BATTLE CHAMPIONSHIP BY GETTING TO THE FINAL ROUND.  IN 2010 HE RETIRED FROM BEING A BATTLE RAPPER AND THEN GOT WITH HIS RHYMING PARTNER LEFT TO FORM A DUO-GROUP CALLED FRONTLINE. THEY WENT ONTO RELEASE TWO ALBUMS ONE IN 20005 "WHO R YOU/NOW U KNOW" AND IN 2007 "LOCK & LEFT".  IN 2009 LOCKSMITH RELEASED HIS FIRST SOLO SONG CALLED "RARE FORM" WHICH GAINED ATTENTION EVERYWHERE CAUSE THE LYRICS WERE AIMED AT KANYE WEST AND LIL WAYNE.  WHEN I FIRST HEARD THAT SONG, I SAID "WOW THIS NEW DUDE GOT SOME BALLS ON HIM, BUT HE HOT"  I THOUGHT FOR SURE  BECAUSE OF THAT SONG KANYE OR WAYNE WOULD TRY AND HAVE HIM BLACK BALLED IN THE INDUSTRY.  LOCKSMITH WENT ONTO TO RELEASE FOUR ALBUMS, "I AM LOCK" '11,  "EMBEDDED" PRODUCED ENTIRELY BY EA-SKI '11, "LABYRINTH" '12, "THE GREEN BOX" '13.  MY HOMIE PASSED OFF THE EMBEDDED ALBUM TO ME AND I WAS BLOWN AWAY BY HOW IMPRESSIVE IT IS.  I THOUGHT SINCE LOCKSMITH HAD A BATTLE RAPPER BACKGROUND, HE WOULDN'T BE ABLE TO MAKE A SOLID ALBUM.  BUT LOCKSMITH HAS DEFEATED THAT STATEMENT ABOUT BATTLE RAPPERS CANNOT MAKE SONGS OR GOOD ALBUMS.  LOCKSMITH CREATES SONGS ABOUT HIS LIFE GROWING UP IN THE HOOD OF RICHMOND CALIFORNIA AS A HALF IRANIAN AND HALF AFRICAN AMERICAN CHILD.  HIS LYRICS ARE POWERFUL AND THOUGHT PROVOKING WITH A RAPID DELIVERY.  I MEAN JUST AS MUCH SHINE KENDRICK LAMAR GETS,  LOCKSMITH SHOULD BE UP NEXT GETTING THE SAME KIND OF SHINE.  LOCKSMITH IS HIP HOP'S FUTURE!!!
BE SURE TO DOWNLOAD HIS LATEST MIXTAPE/ALBUM "THE GREEN BOX" IT'S FIRE!!!