I’ve been ranting and raving for months about Locksmith being one of Hip-Hop’s current elite lyricists. He’s been doing his thing for a minute now and it amazes me that he keeps improving at a startling rate. But hey, if you haven’t listened to Labyrinth and you don’t believe me, that’s cool too. At least do yourself a favor and check Lock’s feature on “Sway In The Morning.”
The radio host challenged him to the program’s signature “5 Fingers of Death” freestyle and Locksmith utterly annihilated it. How he was able to catch that fourth beat is beyond my knowledge, but what I do know is when it comes down to pure lyrical ability, the Richmond emcee is a one-man wrecking ball. Not even the most obscure, random-sounding beats will remain standing after he’s through with them.