Locksmith originally acquired reputation outside of the Bay Area as a fight rapper. In 2003, subsequent to beating any semblance of Mistah FAB and A-Wolf on radio broadcast 106.1 KMEL, he qualified for and turned into a competitor on MTV’s MC Battle joining a pool of 32 competitors, decided by Just Blaze and Kanye West. Locksmith was the solitary competitor from the West Coast. The occasion was the main at any point broadcast fight rap tournament. Locksmith at that point made it to the “world class eight” live broadcast on May 17, decided by Method Man, Ludacris and Kevin Liles. Despite his solid presentation, he completed as the sprinter up in the title last chose by votes by watchers at home. The surveying numbers and rates were rarely appeared. Talking back on the furious, he states “I was somewhat shocked, however I anticipated it. Everyone somewhat felt like there was a predisposition, which there was.” Between late 2008 and 2009, he did a progression of fights in Grind Time doing combating any semblance of Dizaster, Jonny Storm, Passwurdz and Daylyt.
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Locksmith met his beloved companion Left on the ball court of their middle school school. In 1996, the two framed The Frontline. In 2002, the couple showed up on the Watch Out Now mixtape, alongside a few other Bay Area rap possibilities, one of which was Oakland rapper Balance. In December 2002, Locksmith and Balance showed up for the whole span of a Saturday night broadcast of The Wake Up Show on KMEL, facilitated by Sway Calloway, King Tech and DJ Revolution. Astounded by their exhibitions, Sway remarked, “These felines don’t seem like customary Bay Area fellows.” To which, Balance reacted, “It’s a New Bay.” Led by The Frontline and Balance at the bleeding edge, the New Bay development incorporated The Team, Mistah FAB, The Federation, Certified Ryders, San Quinn, F.E., and Esinchill. It acquired further energy in 2003 after Locksmith’s appearance on MTV’s MC Battle in which he yelled out the “New Bay” before a cross country audience.
In February 2004, The Frontline marked an arrangement with E-A-Ski’s name IMG. Somewhere in the range of 2002 and 2004, the team had delivered three mixtapes. They delivered their presentation studio collection, Who R You, on October 12, 2004, which topped at #48 on the Billboard Independent Albums chart. On May 10, 2005, The Frontline delivered their second studio collection, Now You Know, which crested at #46 on the Independent Albums chart. In 2007, they delivered their third and last collection, named Left and Lock, on September 25.