Jimmy the Lock

Jimmy the Lock is the debut solo studio album by American rapper Nocando.[8] It was released by Alpha Pup Records on January 26, 2010.[9] It includes productions from Nosaj Thing, Nobody, Thavius Beck, Free the Robots, and Daedelus.[10] The remix version of "Hurry Up and Wait" was premiered by Los Angeles Times in May 2010.[11]

Jimmy the Lock
Studio album by
ReleasedJanuary 26, 2010 (2010-01-26)
StudioLos Angeles, California
GenreHip hop
LabelAlpha Pup Records
ProducerNosaj Thing, Nobody, Thavius Beck, Nick Diamonds, Free the Robots, Maestroe, Daedelus
Nocando chronology
Jimmy the Lock
Jimmy the Burnout
Professional ratings
Review scores
Cyclic Defrostfavorable[2]
Potholes in My Blog[4]
Stereo SubversionA−[5]

Critical reception

Zoneil Maharaj of XLR8R gave the album an 8.5 out of 10, commenting that the album lives in both worlds of "the heralded cipher circle Project Blowed and beat-head bastion Low End Theory."[7] Jeff Weiss of LA Weekly called it "one of the best and most forward-thinking L.A. hip-hop records in years."[12]

Track listing

1."Head Static"Nosaj Thing3:43
2."Hurry Up and Wait"Nobody3:34
3."Two Track Mind" (featuring Busdriver)Thavius Beck4:33
4."You Got Some Nerve"Nick Diamonds2:36
6."DSD2" (featuring Open Mike Eagle)Free the Robots3:12
7."I'm On" (featuring Verbs)Thavius Beck3:27
8."Never Lie"Maestroe3:08
9."Exploits and Glitches"Maestroe2:30
10."Flight Risk"Maestroe4:28
12."Front Left Pocket"Thavius Beck3:40


Credits adapted from liner notes.


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  2. d'Apice, James (June 10, 2010). "NoCanDo – Jimmy the Lock (Alpha Pup)". Cyclic Defrost. Retrieved June 11, 2018.
  3. Noz, Andrew (February 24, 2010). "Nocando Does It On 'Jimmy The Lock'". NPR. Retrieved May 24, 2012.
  4. Kkon-El (March 6, 2010). "Nocando – Jimmy The Lock". Potholes in My Blog. Retrieved June 11, 2018.
  5. Wigglesworth, Alex (March 12, 2010). "Nocando – Jimmy the Lock". Stereo Subversion. Retrieved May 24, 2012.
  6. Madden, Dave (January 28, 2010). "Nocando – Jimmy the Lock". URB. Archived from the original on October 22, 2011. Retrieved May 24, 2012.
  7. Maharaj, Zoneil (April 15, 2010). "Nocando - Jimmy the Lock". XLR8R. Retrieved April 17, 2016.
  8. "Nocando - Jimmy the Lock". Alpha Pup Records. Archived from the original on November 2, 2011. Retrieved April 17, 2016.
  9. Ziegler, Chris (January 25, 2010). "Nocando: It's A Great Song, But I Hate You". L.A. Record. Retrieved June 11, 2018.
  10. Patrin, Nate (September 11, 2015). "The Golden Dawn: L.A. Beat Scene Origins". Pitchfork. Retrieved June 11, 2018.
  11. Weiss, Jeff (May 4, 2010). "Exclusive Pop & Hiss Premiere: Nocando -- 'Hurry Up and Wait Remix' featuring Murs, Intuition, Open Mike Eagle and Dumbfoundead". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved June 11, 2018.
  12. Weiss, Jeff (January 28, 2010). "Locked and Loaded: Nocando". LA Weekly. Retrieved April 17, 2016.
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