Locksmith Opens Up About Sexual Abuse On ‘Hardest Song Ever’

The rapper gets personal on his latest release.

In the song and video for “Hardest Song Ever,” released this week, Locksmith recounts the sexual abuse he suffered as a child. Though he’s able to tell the story with clarity and candor now, that wasn’t the case until recently.

“You almost erase it from your mind, but it doesn’t totally go away, of course,” the Richmond, California, native told MTV News. “I didn’t even know that it shaped my consciousness, because I had put it in my subconscious, and it was so early on in my life.”

After years of burying the painful memories, Lock began confronting this part of his past two years ago, and wrote the song shortly after that. It’s set to appear on his new album, A Thousand Cuts, which will be released April 15.

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