Chris Patrick – ‘LOCK IT UP’

While it’s been over a year since his acclaimed sophomore record, X-Files, graced underground circles, Chris Patrick hasn’t lost a step.

Amid embarking on his first sold-out headline tour and opening for artists like JID and Smino on their joint ‘LUV IS 4EVER’ trek, the CXR star is back in a big way, sharing his latest single, “LOCK IT UP” on Wednesday (Sept. 6).

With his patented high energy cadence and versatile flows galore, the New Jersey native’s pen is not to be played with — sending listeners into a daze (and amaze) with  prophetic lines and witty lyricism alike. The track’s coinciding music video depicts a night out “with his homies on Broadway,” illustrating the fast-paced illuminations sparked by city lights; mirroring his shining star.

Loosely drawing comparisons to Smino and SABA, among other R&B-rap adjacent emcees, “LOCK IT UP” isn’t only a testament to Patrick’s unmatched charisma, but also marks the beginning of CXR September. The event, which occurs every year, will see the entirety of the CXR  release new music throughout the month —preceded by their joint EP, Before The Summer’s Overin late August featuring Dende, Erykah Officer, Billy Blunt and others. Teasing another new drop on Sept. 20, it’s clear Chris is just heating up in the forth quarter.

Although his On The Radar freestyle of Kendrick Lamar’s “The Heart Part 5” forged a fire within him in the face of of virality  — as well as garnering co-signs from JID, Smino and Jordan Ward — Chris Patrick’s true potential remains largely untapped; A tell-tale sign of his forthcoming rap dominance.

Check out “LOCK IT UP” below!