On the road to releasing his latest album, The Green Box, Locksmith has put out his most diverse set of songs to date. “Broken” is one of the most heartfelt records I’ve heard in a long time and it’s refreshing to see someone who made his name as a battle rapper, rap with so much more meaning than an empty punchline. And giving credit where credit is due, Jarell Perry’s solo at the end lit “Broken” on fire.
It’s quite honestly a huge shame Lock doesn’t more shine than he does. He’s a guy who’s paid his dues and improved his all around artistry light-years from what it was when he first came out. Mark my words, The Green Box will be well represented on the year-end list at TSS so don’t sleep on the project. If the singles are any indication, it’s damn near guaranteed to be a great one.
And as a bonus below, check out the clip of Locksmith rapping his guts out all over Austin in his quick SXSW recap.
Previously – Locksmith – “Be Free” Video