Red Cafe Jacks King Louie’s Too Cool?

| January 13, 2012 | 12 Comments

Admittedly I’m a Red Cafe fan. Have been since he was in Da Franchise all the way back in the late 90s. So it was an obvious move for me to download his Hells Kitchen mixtape when it dropped late this afternoon.

While giving it my first spin, I made it to the bonus cuts and the beat for King Louie’s “Too Cool” began to play. “That’s funny,” I said to myself, because before downloading I looked to see if theĀ “Too Cool (Remix)” made the mixtape. If you didn’t already know, Louie recruited Red Cafe and 2 Chainz for the remix to his local hit, which dropped in late November. It’s since received massive amounts of club play, as well as spins on both WGCI and Power 92.

Well, “Too Cool” made Hells Kitchen, but it wasn’t Louie’s version. Same beat, same Cafe verse, and a new Louie-inspired hook. Yep, any sign of Louie had been removed, and the song was repurposed as “Voo Doo.” Close enough, huh?

Rappers do this from time to time, though–including only their verses from guest appearances on their mixtapes. But rarely do they change the song titles and redo the hooks.

Was this meant to showcase Cafe’s verse (which was good and rather long), and his knack for hook writing? Or was this a blatant jack, in a very disrespectful manner? You be the judge. I’ve included both versions for review.

Red Cafe “Voo Doo”

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King Louie f/ 2 Chainz & Red Cafe “Too Cool (Remix)”

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  1. Hump Jones says:

    Depends on who was paid for what. Of course, that won’t stop anyone from passing judgement.

  2. illgobehaviorchitown says:

    THE LAND.. GONE HAVE TO STOP LETTIN THESE OUTSIDE NIGGAZ GET AWAY WITH THIS BULLSHIT…. THIS SHIT WOULDNT RIDE BACK IN THE DAYS… THEN IT MIGHT BE SOME GOOD PROMO FOR LOUIE… BUT STILL WE IN GAME NOW STOP LETTIN THESE OUTSIDE NIGGAZ STEAL OUR SWAG……..

  3. Ryan Patterson says:

    bitch move brah

  4. Bobby Base says:

    Drew & every body else stfu, thats Louies fault. U chicago niccas be so excited to get these features that u don’t protect yo self against this type of shit. I bet u Red get spins off that Voodoo shit too. And why the fuck did John Monopoly & them didn’t cover themselves & Louie legally. U chicago niccas are stupid

    • JayHall says:

      I would agree with you if he didn’t change the name of the song. He didn’t do that for the Shot Caller, The Motto, or House Party versions he did…def not a good look after he was on the official remix.

  5. KingLouieFan says:

    I am quite sure Lawless Inc covered their asses.. They may be from the streets but they are some street smart BUSINESS niggas… So legally Red Cafe is fucked and I’m sure illegally his BITCHASS is fucked as well! LAWLESS INC……. KING LOUIE………

  6. Dre says:

    LAWLESS INC ALL DAM DAY. RED CAFE IS ABOUT TO GET BURNED BAD.

  7. ig says:

    its a mixtape dummies nobody gets paid

  8. 1 of THOSE EMCEES says:

    SO ITS OK FOR LOUIE TO DO FREESTYLES OVER INDUSTRY NIGGAS SHIT AND CHANGE THE NAME BUT WHEN ITS DONE BACK ITS A PROBLEM…CUT THE BULLSHIT…ITS A NICE BEAT ITS GONNA GET RAPPED OVER SEVERAL TIMES IN FACT…HELL IM LOOKIN FOR IT…

  9. REALSHIT says:

    Louie and john monopoly are idiots for releasing the INSTRUMENTAL out before his original version got hot as a upcoming artist you aren’t suppose to do that. Also, shit Cafes shit was better then louies lets be honest LOUIE cannot rap he is garbage and he won’t be able to compete what’s in other markets he might be cool local wise but i honestly don’t see him stretching out there’s nothing about him that says “STAR” or that stands out.

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