West Coast Berkeley grad, battle rapper and musician Locksmith has hammered out a reputation as one of Hiphop’s most enlightened no punch pulling emcees.

From his early appearances on MTV’s Freestyle Championship to his frequent Shade 45 appearances, Locksmith always brings cutting lyricism that not only questions the status quo but offers deep truths for reflection.

Meanwhile Detroit’s Apollo Brown has built his illustrious career on emotive production that draws the best out of already legendary mic kings.

From his work with Ras Kass and OC, Skyzoo to Ghostface Killah, Apollo repeatedly creates eyes shut, head nodding, and soul stirring perfection for our greatest storytellers to lay their truth bare.

So when Richmond & Detroit came together in the studio the answer was No Question- a new project that finds Locksmith ruminating on everything from advice to his younger self to his continued drive to rise without following in anyone’s footsteps.

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Written by Hao Nguyen
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