MixxMobb.com Featured Artist: King Louie
At the end of the day, there is only one-way to create a real musical following: Make good music. Lawless INC. recording artist King Louie has built his buzz from the ground up in Chicago and is transitioning to a new level on the Chicago rap scene.
Louie began rapping in 2006. Louie was raised on Southern rap, in the No Limit and Cash Money label era, and his sound is one that is heavily influenced by New Orleans rappers. "My people country, so we liked down-South" music, he said. Louie released his street embraced mix-tape, Boss Shit, shortly after high school. Since then he has been a mainstay in the ears of the streets while having generated more than 40,000 listens on the mix-tape website, Datpiff.com.
Louie followed up Boss Shit with more heat in the form of mix-tapes with Man Up, Band Up, Hard Body, More Boss Shit and Chiraq Drillinois which have already received considerable attention from Chicago’s hip hop taste making hip hop blog, FakeShoreDrive.com. Fake Shore Drive has posted several “greatest hits” compilations containing some of King Louie’s most sought after songs.
Louie was recently one of several artists featured in a Chicago Tribune profile on the state of hip hop in Chicago entitled “In Tune With The Chicago Hip Hop Scene” which made mention about Louie: “King Louie is a prodigious talent with an utterly distinctive delivery and a knack for memorable phrases. Although he’s been releasing music since 2007, King Louie saw his profile rise considerably when he caught the attention of Andrew Barber, who highlighted the artist on his website Fake Shore Drive…” “He had a unique look, a unique sound. ... (He) brought a level of energy I thought was lacking (in Chicago hip-hop)," Barber said.
King Louie's latest mixtape Drilluminati, released in 2012, has fans and critics alike raving. The acclaimed production and feature tracks such as "My Hoes They Do Drugs" ft. Juicy J and Pusha T have continued to push King Louie to the forefront of the rap scene not only in Chiraq, but nationally.
Louie has landed features with a number of major artists including 2Chainz, Jeremih, Red Café, and YP. Louie has also opened for national artists including Mobb Deep, Future, Waka Flocka and venues including The Metro & House of Blues Chicago. He has been recently featured in XXL Mag.com (The Break), HipHopDX.com, Ozone Magazine and other major publications .
Despite his sudden fame, he is devoted primarily to his family and his craft, seemingly unfazed by the excitement around him. But rest assured, the excitement around him will not be fading anytime soon.