Loccsta 139 the Album
Time has proven that music is cyclical, and pop culture gravitates alternatively from the conscious to the 'cotton candy'. Sometimes artists struggle to find their 'voice', while others shout to be heard over the din of the music du jour. C-Locc is standing unwaveringly in the latter category. C-Locc was born and spent the early part of his life in Queens, New York. He relocated to Florida in his pre-teen years, but traveled back to NY for summer vacations. His love for music didn't turn to action until artist like Paris, Tupac and Public Enemy began to make a personal impact on him. But the pro-black activist music didn't reflect all of the day-to-day realities in the streets of Duval County, so C-Locc decided that he would be more personal in his approach. In his own words "When it comes down to how do I represent myself musically, I don't try to come as a gangster, a pimp, y'know, player or anything. I try to come with the most vulnerable and the strongest points of manhood..." Although C-Locc doesn't present himself in the almost-cartoonish cliché of the Millennium, the 'gangsta' rapper, he has the history. He lived in the old Blodgett Homes projects of Jacksonville, Florida through his adolescence. A botched robbery attempt in his late teens left him near-death. Doctors told him that he might never walk again. C-Locc ignored the prognosis, and in six months he was walking again and, due to the extent of his injuries, had successfully switched from right to left-handed. C-Locc's personal musical background started as a group member of several different groups, first as a member of the Dead Zone Dwellaz, and most recently a part of the Southern Dialect Family, but now he's embarking on a solo venture to better express himself as an artist. His single, "Warpath", features his DZ brethren, and is generating a buzz as an underground favorite, popping up on mixtapes and I-Pods all over the city. Through grassroots marketing and live appearances, his upcoming album will no doubt be even more successful. As others continue to 'get in where they fit in', C-Locc will always carve out his own niche and make his own marks.