Ever since the first time I posted his music on the site back in 2009, I’ve been following Locksmith’s path in the rap game and have become quite the fan of his musical output. After gaining some solid traction with The Green Box, the Bay Area emcee really came into his own with the release of his new album, A Thousand Cuts. With each post I try to explain just how nice this dude is on the mic, but sometimes you just gotta see for yourself.
That’s exactly where the above clip comes in.
Taken from the second official episode of Team Backpack‘s Mission Underground Summer, Lock is joined by San Francisco’s A-1 and Fresno’s Anilyst for a quick cypher over some Fresco Bangaz production. Both A-1 and Anilyst hold their own, but it’s Lock who comes through and wrecks shop. Literally.
“The difference between me and these spitters and “lyrical killers?” I’m actually talking about something.”
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