Locksmith – Hardest Song Ever (ft. Leah Tysse) (Video)

Locksmith is ready to drop his album, A Thousand Cuts, in a couple of weeks, but before he does so he drops the video single for the Hardest Song Ever.  When I first saw the song title I naturally assumed that this was going to be a cut simply about bodying bars.  I could not be more long. This is a song in which Locksmith talks about an incident in which he was abused and exploited by a babysitter when he was very young.

If I tell you the song is deep, it would be a vast misunderstatement.    Hip Hop is all about machismo and here you have an emcee entering his most vulnerable state to air out a painful part of his past.  It is both brave and brilliant, and appreciated.

Single You Out: Lifetime – Boom Bap (ft. Sha Stimuli) (Prod Thorotracks)

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Another artist I wasn’t familiar with until today.  L.I.F.E.T.I.M.E. drops a cut in dedication of those “lyrical raps”  alongside the vet, Sha Stimuli.  Thorotracks provides the smooth production with cracking drums. This track is a prelude to his Endemic produced album, From The Hart dropping with no said date.