Renown Bay Area lyricist, Locksmith, earned his stripes battling on MTV in a competition during the Carson Daly hosted, TRL era, when they used actually play music videos on the channel. Lock went on to have a successful career with his group, The Frontline, under the mentorship of legendary Bay Area producer, E-A-Ski.
Fast forward to 2011. Lock is still grinding, and making quality music, perhaps some of the most thought-provoking, challenging and impressive lyricism he has ever displayed. He teamed up with legendary producer Ski Beatz (Jay-Z, Camp Lo, Curren$y) to release “Embedded” on Damon Dash’s DD172 imprint, and since then also released the I Am Lock EP and Labryinth. I had always been a huge fan of Lock, and supported him through KSJS with his music in 2011 and 2012 which was sounding better and better, and pushing the envelope. Myself and KSJS alumn, Amadeuz Christ worked with Locksmith on a music video for a track, “Take Me Away”, which we shot at Gunderson High School, in San Jose. You Can view the video below: