Video: BandGang Lonnie Bands – “Lock Jaw

The Detroit Artist Shows Off His Hustle with Blinding Diamonds and Stacks of “Work” In The Latest Visual From His Hard 2 Kill Project, Acclaimed by Pitchfork and More

Critical Praise:

“For once, everything in Detroit hip-hop is clicking, and KOD is a step closer to Lonnie reaching a breakthrough that so many Detroit icons before him couldn’t.” – Pitchfork

“With effortless stick talk and references to Scooby Doo, Jerry Rice, and King Tut, the Detroit rapper passes with flying colors.” – Consequence

The Video:

Through fierce lyrics and a nonchalant persona, BandGang Lonnie Bands shot to prominence in the Detroit hip-hop scene with support from his fan base teaming to 200K plus listeners on Spotify, and working with artists from the golden coasts’ Bay Area to the southern mecca of ATL. Today, Lonnie shares the video for “Lock Jaw,” a standout from Hard 2 Kill, his critically acclaimed new album. Filled to the brim with attractive women and stacks of cash, this video is an epic look at the day in the life of Detroit’s finest. Directed by Shooter Jimmy, Lonnie kicks back in his apartment, while his crew of women tend to his street hustle. Davy Da Don lends a hand on the production side of the song, while the track features bass heavy beats that pair well with Lonnie’s steady bars. Making it known that his risk taking behavior has resulted in hometown fame, Lonnie raps: “I be pouring pints with the grim reaper / In my hood I’m Michael Jackson and I’m Justin Bieber.”

Arriving months after Lonnie survived a near-fatal shooting incident, Hard 2 Kill brims with a sense of energy and urgency that adds drama to each piano riff and 808 thump. On the album, Lonnie rhymes with a new level of fearlessness, discussing his exploits in the streets, demonstrating his rap supremacy, and daring the opps to take another shot at him. H2K benefits from Lonnie’s spectacular ear for beats, each of which slyly subverts the kinetic, piano-heavy Detroit sound that he helped popularize with BandGang and can be heard in his recent video singles “Foreva Rollin” and “Glocks & Choppas.” Praised by PitchforkStereogumConsequenceHowNewHipHop, and many others, and with guest spots from EST GeeOhGeesyYoung NudyBIG30Reece Young’nOnFully, and more, Hard 2 Kill is available everywhere via TF Entertainment.

With over 100 million YouTube views in the bank, BandGang Lonnie Bands is ready to prove that he’s one of the best bar-for-bar rappers in the game today. He made his name as one of six members of BandGang, a Detroit collective that helped bring the piano-heavy sound that now dominates Detroit to the forefront. The 26-year-old rapper made his name as a solo act with his KOD project, acclaimed by Pitchfork, and expanded his audience with guest appearances on tracks by Shoreline MafiaDrego & Beno, and more. Though the last two years have been hard, punctuated by Lonnie’s near-death experience and the loss of several close friends including BandGang Paid Will, the rapper emerged from his trials stronger as a man and an artist, determined to support his family by doing what he loves most–making music.

Watch “Lock Jaw”: https://youtu.be/yuJZ4o9OoSA

Buy/Stream Hard 2 Killhttps://push-distro.lnk.to/Hard2Kill

Hard 2 Kill tracklist:

  1. H2K
  2. Rich And Dangerous
  3. Bullet Proof
  4. Hot ft. EST Gee & The Big Homie
  5. Where Is Marshall
  6. Marlow
  7. Glocks & Choppas ft. Young Nudy
  8. HI5 ft. VVS Beezy
  9. Gnarley ft. Nhale & IAmTK Peso
  10. Snow ft. OhGeesy
  11. Lock Jaw
  12. Foreva Rollin ft. BIG30
  13. Shoulda Got A Verse From Drake ft. OnFully
  14. Big Creature
  15. Murdah
  16. Gate Keeper

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The Background:

“I got something to prove right now. I feel like my breakout moment hasn’t even come yet,” declares BandGang Lonnie Bands. A forefather of Detroit’s ongoing Rap renaissance, Lonnie has amassed over 100 million video views across dozens of tracks and visuals that stream into the six and seven figures. Introduced as a standout member of the six-man BandGang crew, Lonnie has carried that momentum into collaborations with Shoreline Mafia, ShredGang, and others. However, after a string of mixtapes and albums, the pressures in BandGang Lonnie’s private life affected his stride. “I lost everybody,” he admits of tragedies throughout his family, rap group, and inner circle. Over two years, pain transformed into perseverance. On October 7, BandGang Lonnie Bands emerges with his H2K album. Hard To Kill refuses to retreat. Across 16 songs featuring Young Nudy, BIG30, EST Gee, and others, Lonnie insists his moment has arrived. “Can’t nobody mess with me on this one. This album is coming from the soul.”

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“Lock Jaw”: https://youtu.be/yuJZ4o9OoSA

“Foreva Rollin” ft. BIG30: https://youtu.be/l12a3SmnErw

Hard 2 Killhttps://push-distro.lnk.to/Hard2Kill

“Glocks & Choppas” ft. Young Nudy: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=91M-jW_CA4w

“Hot” ft. EST Gee & The Big Homie: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T9CmoL-EilQ

“Shoulda Got A Feature From Drake” ft. OnFully: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AhK9f3UcGPo