His artistry is seasoned with a particular flavor that hip hop heads have yet to taste. It is his tangy southern drawl wrapped in a unique delivery that connects to his listeners. It is his free and vibrant energy that has easily risen Young Lock to the top of the Underground.
Young Lock is a native of Louisville, Kentucky. He was first exposed to Hip Hop culture by his best friend Lil Jeff’s father. He was a rapper. It is there that he really learned how to rhyme lyrics. The sport of rhyming motivated Young Lock to walk out on faith and growth within this art form. He didn’t solidify his love for Hip Hop until he went to college. It was there one morning before class that he passed one of his CD’s to student that simply wanted to know what he was listening to in his headphones. The very next evening, Young Lock had party promoters calling him to perform the material that he recorded on the CD.
Young Lock ended his college career by returning home to Louisville, Kentucky. It was out of his college career that Young Lock not only figured out what he wanted to do with his life, but he got a taste of doing it for a profit. The Pandemonium he received from his audience and peers was enough to fuel that burning desire inside. He had to keep going. Since relocating back home, Young Lock has steadily grown his fan base. He has fans everywhere from Huston, to Atlanta, to Chicago.
Regardless of how large Young Lock’s presence has grown, he always been that southern/charismatic, grassroots supporter. Unlike most independent rappers, he doesn’t treat his career as a dog eat dog situation. He is independent to the core. He campaigns in the streets for hours, talking with people about music and building strong connections. At the end of the day, he simply states, “There’s enough money out here for everyone to be good. At the end of the day, it’s all about living this life comfortably and feeding his family.
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