Locksmith is a West Coast artist/producer born and raised in Richmond, California. Lock first gained notoriety in the underground hip hop scene through MTV's MC Freestyle Championship, then built a regional following as one half of the duo Frontline, whose songs, including the hit “Bang It,” earned commercial radio play and video rotation on MTV. In 2011, Lock embarked on a solo career that has earned him a loyal fan base.
Locksmith’s music has been featured on MTV, BET, Revolt TV, Shade 45, TeamBackpack, New York radio station Hot 97’s “Who’s Next?” concert series and numerous national media outlets, including XXL, HipHopDX, Rap Radar and 2DopeBoyz. In September 2016, he performed at the BET Hip Hop Awards show in Atlanta, GA for a Live Cypher segment produced by Sway In The Morning’s, Sway Calloway. Locksmith made his Madison Square Garden debut on January 18, 2019, when he performed alongside undefeated WBO Middleweight Boxing Champion, Demetrius Andrade during his walk to the ring.
Additionally, he’s toured alongside Joe Budden, Murs, R.A. the Rugged Man, Jedi Mind Tricks, and Zion I. Lock’s mixtapes and albums have included collaborations with Hopsin, Jarren Benton, and Chris Webby as well as production from 9th Wonder (“Stand It”), Ski Beatz (“Lock”), Kato The Producer (“Grime” & “Black Hole”), Apollo Brown (“No Question”) and West Coast hit maker Nic Nac.
His discography includes A Thousand Cuts (2014), Lofty Goals (2015), The Lock Sessions (2016), Olive Branch (2017). His most recent album, ALI was released on December 7, 2018.