1. Locksmith were a funk group who used to play with Grover Washington Jr. in the late 1970s their one and only album Unlock The Funk was released in 1980 at Arista. Members: James Simmons, John Blake, Leonard 'Doc' Gibbs, Jr., Millard Vinson, Richard Steacker, Tyrone Brown. Produced by Harvey Mason. The bass rift from funk-Locksmith song Far Beyond was sampled in the Basement Jaxx track Red Alert. 2. Locksmith is a half american, half persian rapper from Richmond, California. He is one half of the duo The Frontline.