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Undeniably one of hip hop’s the most prolific talents, The LockWest Monster aka LockWest has his sights high as he sets out to create a space for himself at the top of hip hop’s food chain!
The Cali native comes from the city of Lynwood, located in the heart of Los Angeles’ urban area. His debut mixtape released summer of 2011 “JUGGERNAUT VOL. 1” shook things up with a new found swag of lyricism over top-notch industry tracks…almost making every song his own original. The follow-up was a sophomore sensation titled “NO BATTERIES, SOLO POWERED” that definitely solidified the 1st was no fluke!
From lyrics, to beats, to the over all composition, LockWest made sure that any pundits knew he was here to stay! Though “Juggernaut Vol 1. and No Batteries, Solo Powered” were instant classics, none of those could compare to his latest mixtape titled “THE HYBRID” which is arguably one of the dopest projects of any artist independent or signed!
With tracks like “The Devil’s Truth”, “Mind Blowin’”, “Tha Phoenix Theory” and “Pipe Down” to lead the way, the project created a viral frenzy thus earning him his current status of a pure undiscovered super-talent, and remains his most downloaded and patronized project to date!
Having been around and worked along side some of hip hop’s best west coast talent like the Game, Crooked I, Compton AV, Eric Bellinger and many others LockWest has definitely answered the bell of high expectation for a true mc. He embodies the best of lyricism with concepts, cadence and street-like wit and “spit”… a combination that is no question unparalleled.
For the year 2015 the expectation from others nowhere near supersedes the expectation he has for himself. He IS the future of music we look toward!!
Instagram and Twitter: @thelockwest