Locksmith, Xzibit and Ras Kass connect for “With God” and immediately make you wonder if this trio should go ahead and give us an album if they aren’t already. Three of the finest lyricists in California pounce all over the Decap and Chris Keys production as Mr. X to the Z reminds us of his lyrical prowess, Ras Kass continues to be one of the most underrated emcees of all time and Locksmith showcases his ability.
Locksmith has some shit to get off of his chest in the video for “Gimme A Sec.”
With Tommy from “Power” opening up the video to remind DJ Kay Slay about his status, a barrage of rappers that include Locksmith, Joell Ortiz, Jon Conner, Nino Man, Vado, Mysonne and Fred The Godson kick in the door with “Back to the Bars.”
Apollo Brown has mastered the art of the one emcee/one producer album over the past couple of years with excellent efforts alongside the likes of Skyzoo, Ras Kass, Ghostface and others. But this connection with Bay Area lyricist Locksmith is absolutely one of the highlights of his career. Check out the grown man boom bap of No Question in its entirety now.
The pairing of Locksmith and Apollo Brown was expected to give us some dope results. And this is yet another indicator of how welcoming this pairing is. “Litmus” is the second offering from their collaboration project No Question.
Apollo Brown with the beats and Locksmith with the lyrics. It’s a match made in heaven as the duo join forces for “No Question” and formally announce their joint project of the same name dropping on June 15th. If the EP sounds anything like this song, we’re in for a treat.
From his The Big Brother project, DJ Kay Slay drops a video from “This Is My Culture” that traverses the coasts with Papoose, Ransom, Jon Connor and Locksmith.
Locksmith takes over an empty church to lament about how he made the climb to his lyrical peak without the assistance of anybody on “Nobody.”
The German production squad recruit Locksmith, Skrewtape and Rite Hook for “Problems” off of their upcoming album Goon Rap.
You may remember Locksmith from his BET Hip Hop Awards cypher or just because he’s a super talented lyricist. Either way, check out the video for the Bay Area rhymeslinger’s “Nowhere.”