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.