Locksmith's "Horizons" Freestyle is a Rap Clinic ("Bless the Booth" Exclusive)

The West Coast master lyricist lights up #AudiomackStudios for the second entry in our series.
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The West Coast master lyricist lights up #AudiomackStudios for the second entry in our series.

Welcome back! We are proud to present the second installment in our brand new Bless The Booth series. In the event you missed the first entry last week, make sure to catch Casey Veggies saying "F*ck The Fame". Also, for those not yet hip, it's a good time to mention that Bless The Booth has taken over for our now completed DJBooth Freestyle Series, which ran on and off for the past six years and included contributions from the likes of Kendrick Lamar, Mac Miller, Wiz Khalifa, Yelawolf, Big K.R.I.T. and more. 

Bless The Booth comes at you live from the DJBooth headquarters at #AudiomackStudios, positioned right in the heart of SoHo, New York City and will once again bring our readers exclusive bars from their favorite Booth-approved emcees. Characterized by its off the cuff nature, our Bless The Booth series is the result of artists coming through our office to kick back and have a drink or two. While enjoying the comforts of our newly-remodeled digs, we cycle through a wide range of beats with our guests, encouraging them to jump into our recording booth as soon as the vibe is right.

The second artist to Bless The Booth is Locksmith, a Bay Area veteran who, for those unfamiliar, is currently one of the nicest lyricists in hip-hop. Lock's most recent album, Lofty Goals, was released at the end of June, and is what he calls his "most ambitious project to date." On "Horizons," Lock takes on some breezy production from our in-house beatsmith and DJ, T-GUT, not only providing endless bars but a great deal of knowledge as well. We're just happy he could record sitting down, as he was unfortunately too tall for our Booth.

For more Locksmith, make sure you check out Lofty Goals, in particular one of his Booth-acclaimed singles from the project, "For Now." As for Bless The Booth, check back weekly (and subscribe to our YouTube channel) for more audio dopeness from the likes of Emilio Rojas, Obie Trice, Deniro Ferrar, Chaz French and more.

[By Brendan Varan. He strongly encourages you to stop sleeping on Locksmith. Follow him on Twitter.]