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This Documentary Portrays Zion I As An Enduring Underground Hip Hop Voice (Video)

Zion I is one of the only Underground Hip-Hop artists who were active in the DIY 1990s and remain so today. Like Talib Kweli, Dilated Peoples, and Atmosphere, and a

Locksmith Attacks Racist Agendas In An Incredibly Powerful Video

Northern California has always been a bastion of progressive Rap. From The Coup to Souls of Mischief to Locksmith, MCs from the Bay Area have a storied history of incorporating

Here Are The Best Hip-Hop Performances & Videos Of 2016

2016 has been a unique year. With it, Hip-Hop had a lot to say, visually. Poets new and old, independent and well-heeled, used their art to promote awareness, suggest change,

The Symphony 2016 Was Just 1 Of The Truly Amazing Performances & Videos Of The Year

2016 has been a unique year. With it, Hip-Hop had a lot to say, visually. Poets new and old, independent and well-heeled, used their art to promote awareness, suggest change,

CyHi The Prynce & Locksmith Combine Their Superpower Skills In One Cypher (Video)

In the freestyle Hip-Hop community, CyHi The Prynce and Locksmith are two of the most exciting MCs out. From across the country (Georgia and North California, respectively), both of these

The Best Freestyles of 2015 Left Heads Spinning and Microphones Smoking (Video)

In Hip-Hop, there are few things more exciting than watching an MC get on the mic and spit a freestyle. The definition of the word “freestyle” has been fluid over

Locksmith Takes a Few Moments to Reflect on What He’s Learned Thus Far (Video)

Almost a month ago to the day, Norcal MC Locksmith devastated not one, but two mics in back-to-back freestyles that showcased his skills as an off-the-cuff lyricist. He visited Kay

Locksmith Freestyles So Hard He Scares the Beat Away…And He Has A Message (Videos)

Richmond, California’s Locksmith, a rapper who established himself early on as a vicious lyricist while partaking in MTV’s MC Freestyle Fellowship, has served up not one, but two helpings of

GQ & Locksmith Drive Rhymes From The Backseat Of A Lyft (Video)

In the latest installment of the increasingly popular “HipHopLyft” series, Bay Area MCs Locksmith and GQ (of Jamla Records) drop conscious gems in freestyle form as they are driven around

DJ Kay Slay’s New Mixtape Features Big K.R.I.T., Freeway, Styles P, Raekwon & More (Mixtape)

After several hot leaks over the last few months, DJ Kay Slay releases his latest mixtape, The Industry Purge. The project features a host of guest MCs, including, Raekwon, Styles

Locksmith, Jarren Benton & Futuristic Have The Substance & The Style (Video)

Fresh off of February’s “Killin’ My Soul” video connect between Jarren Benton and Locksmith (with Hopsin), the pair come back with another tandem. This time, Futuristic joins the foray in

Jarren Benton & Hopsin Welcome Locksmith To Their Lyrical Lair (Video)

Jarren Benton’s just-released digital EP, Slow Motion is nothing to sleep on. “Killin’ My Soul” pairs Jarren with Hopsin, who co-founded the label Benton found success on. The tandem welcomes

Here Are the Best Freestyles of 2014. Nothing. But. BARS (Video)

Contrary to popular belief, a freestyle does not have to be an “off the top” verse, at least according to Big Daddy Kane and Kool Moe Dee, if you take

Locksmith Uses an Elaborate Metaphor To Show His Take On Things (Video)

Locksmith’s A Thousand Cuts continues to bleed its way into the Hip-Hop stream of consciousness. The Richmond, California MC extends his string of visuals with “Jaded.” The highly-autobiographical joint is

Locksmith Reveals He Is Far From Perfect (Video)

Locksmith is still grinding out the visuals from his most recent album, A Thousand Cuts, and this time unveils another for his self-analyzing single, “Imperfect,” featuring Jarell Perry. Locksmith is

Locksmith Turns The Key And Sets Himself Free (Video)

Locksmith hits the sun-drenched shores of Southern California and lets his fans take a “peek inside the soul of a loner” in visuals to his latest single featuring Rebecca Noel.

Locksmith Might Have 2014’s Strongest Freestyle, But Does He Also Have Best Cypher?

Locksmith is out for titles. Richmond, California’s own has a great (but slept-on) album out in A Thousand Cuts. He has one of the year’s most jaw-droppingly great freestyles, care

Locksmith Waxes The Art Of Storytellin’ In 2014 (Video)

Locksmith continues his strong 2014 campaign with a brand new music video, “Fuckin’ Idols,” from his recently released album, A Thousand Cuts. The Richmond, California (word to Master P’s In-A-Minute

Stop & Listen To Locksmith’s Bars On Willie Lynch, Get Illuminated (Video)

Locksmith may come across as a new artist, however, the Bay Area MC has been grinding for a handful of calendars. Within the bars of “Willie Lynch,” Lock’ chronicles his

Here’s Kay Slay’s New Mixtape Featuring Raekwon, Young Buck, ONYX, Jay Rock, Joell Ortiz, Tony Yayo & Many More (Mixtape)

DJ Kay Slay has released his new mixtape, The Last Hip Hop Disciple. The project is STACKED with artists of all styles, including Raekwon, Young Buck, ONYX, Jay Rock, Joell

The Week in Hip-Hop Video (4/26/14) (Video Playlist)

This week in Hip-Hop video was fueled by the ultimate “tell ’em why you mad” video from Scarface, a vintage Dave Chappelle throwback and the RZA’s response to Raekwon’s recent

After Ten Thousand Cuts, Locksmith Leaves ‘Em With Who He Is (Video)

On his just-released new album Ten Thousand Cuts, Locksmith parts ways with some powerful statements on “Who I Am.” He raps about the risks he takes, the consequences he suffers,

To All The Strong Freestyles In 2014, Locksmith’s Latest May Take Your Seat (Video)

From E-40 to Tajai to Del to Brotha Lynch Hung, the Bay area has some amazing lyricists in Hip-Hop history. Locksmith hopes to further that trend. Once a protege of

Need Lyricism? Locksmith Has Got You Covered on House of Games (Video)

Locksmith is back with complex wordplay and a video that features a collage of scenes from classic movies. Check out House of Games. Related: Locksmith – The Green Box (Mixtape)

Locksmith – The Green Box (Mixtape)

Here’s the 2nd dope mixtape of the day. You can listen to and download all of Locksmith’s The Green Box below. Related: Locksmith – Stand It ft Anesha (Video)

Locksmith – Stand It ft Anesha (Video)

Here’s Locksmith’s video for his smoothed out 9th Wonder-produced track. Check out Stand It featuring Anesha. Related: Locksmith – F*ck Love (Video)

Locksmith – Stand It (Prod. 9th Wonder)

Locksmith is one of those MCs to watch in 2013. Dude has bars and he’s saying something. Now, he can add a 9th Wonder beat to his catalog. Check out

Locksmith – F*ck Love (Video)

Locksmith’s new video is just as intense as the title. Check out F*ck Love. Related: Locksmith – Be Free (Video)

Locksmith – Be Free (Video)

Another week, another hot joint from Locksmith. Here’s his new video for Be Free. Related: Locksmith – Transitions (Video)

Locksmith – Transitions (Video)

Here’s another solid new joint from Locksmith. The Cali spitter links with Carolina’s Khrysis and Eric G. Check out the video for Transitions. Related: Locksmith – The Pit (Video)

Locksmith – The Pit (Video)

Here’s some more ill wordspit from Locksmith. Check out the video for The Pit. Related: Murs – S-K-I-B-E-A-T-Z ft Locksmith (Video)

Murs – S-K-I-B-E-A-T-Z ft Locksmith (Video)

Here’s another red hot joint of Murs’ Love & Rockets Vol. 1: The Transformation album, one of my favorite albums of the year. Love and Rockets was produced entirely by

Locksmith – Time’s Up (Video)

Locksmith’s flow is just plain silly. This new video for Time’s Up will DEFINITELY leave you wanting more. Check it out.