Lockcity - Purple Palm Trees (Mixtape)

I'm a bit late on this post but here goes something new from Northwest local Lockcity.
Long time Upper-Left coast MC “Lockcity” aka. Leon Swanks has just finished and released his second solo project in just under a year.

This occasion is different from the return of the classy alias LeonSwanks. He sets the scene by entitling this release Purple Palm Trees and an extensive introduction track. Although LeonSwanks himself refers to the project as a mix-tape; the final product is much more parallel with an album. The entire tape effort is choreographed sound splash from the youthful, talented, budding super-producer KhrisPKream (one half of the production crew KreamTeam).

Right from the beginning Leon and Khris give you sounds of the ocean and playful drums to prepare you for a 60 min resort to the “Palms”. A majority of the tracklist keeps a lively, party appropriate bounce, coupled wit Leon’s monotone rap style and easy rolling cadence construction - great times. The verses themselves seem effortless in cahoots with the custom production, but they remain layered and complex if you listen closely.

There is a heavy motif - embodying luxury and craftsmanship. Definitely one to take on the road trip/vacation.
Download link after the jump.

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