Ever since Lock started promoting The Green Box back in January, the project’s been near the top of my radar. Flash forward a few singles and four months later, and we finally have the opportunity to listen to what will easily be the Richmond emcee’s greatest piece of work to date.
The Green Box contains some of the most personal, haunting records that Locksmith has made. He spills his soul out for the world to hear, and in the process takes his artistry places it hasn’t been before. My favorite leak so far is the Jarell Perry-assisted “Broken,” but I’m willing to bet that will change after I get a few listens deeper.
And if you still need another trial run before you grab the entire tape, check out Locksmith’s visuals for the 9th Wonder-produced record, “Stand It.”