In Case You Missed It | Recent Releases From the West

The picture at the end of the video is classic. Don’t rush to get there, but just know you’ve got a gem awaiting you. San Diego’s socially aware, renaissance revolutionary, and peace-loving warrior, Odessa Kane, let us know that he is willing to take to the streets if all that is left as an option is to bear arms. Left …

#WestCoastWednesdays presents Locksmith

Photo Credit: Locksmith’s Facebook page // @caligrafsphotography. Once you have spent some time with Locksmith’s music, it becomes difficult, if not impossible, to imagine Davood Ali Asgari rapping under any other moniker. The intricacy and level of depth in his lyricism is nearly unmatched; it takes the focus and precision of a locksmith to decode the layers of depth and meaning …

Locksmith | The Lock Sessions Tour feat. J.Lately, Audible Intellect and friends

San Diego’s Kava Lounge plays host to some of America’s Finest City’s most respected hip hop acts, and Wednesday, November 2nd was no different when Richmond, California’s finest wordsmith headlined for the first time in SD. Locksmith is your favorite lyricist’s, favorite lyricist. The UC Berkeley grad has the vocabulary and unique angle of an academic, akin to the likes …

Locksmith | The Love feat. Jarell Perry

The starting point, vocabulary. The hook, delivery. The thrust, content. Locksmith is one of hip hop’s most skilled wordsmiths. Period. The Berkeley graduate employs his intellect in a way that’s not heavy handed and remains accessible, but that still lets you know that he is lethal lyrically. The Love featuring Jarell Perry is perfect. The music. The lyrics. Jarell’s crooning. Perfect. This patchwork …

Locksmith | Lofty Goals [2015 Album]

Locksmith shows his hand right away with Lessons as his album opener. The listener is instantly confronted with the fact that Locksmith has quite a story, both as an artist and as a man. “Such a beautiful setting//life’s good, my music’s finally spreading//looking back on a time when I wasn’t getting, the recognition deserved//but I’m hanging on by a threading//I’m letting go of …