Tag: King Louie
Chance The Rapper continues to be a torchbearer for uplifting Chicago youth, as earlier this week he hosted his first #OpenMike series alongside Young Chicago Authors, which highlights and promotes artistry for young adults and high school students. The event is titled #OpenMike in honor of Chance’s mentor and friend, Brother Mike, who brought Chance through YouMedia and other various local creative avenues. This is a great way to memorialize a great man.
Chance packed out the Chicago Cultural Center with over 300 kids, who came out to try their hand at poetry, spoken word, rapping and comedy. And in true Chance fashion, he brought some of his friends along for the ride including Hannibal Buress, King Louie and Vic Mensa, who all showed their support in one way or another.
We’re told this is the first of many similar events from Chance, so if you missed out, hit the jump to check out the photos by Andrew Baker. Stay tuned for details on the next event.
Produced by DJ L.
Another week, another new joint from Spenzo. Spenz reunited L.E.P. for “Dripping In Gold” last week and this week, he effortlessly kills a jazzy soundscape from DJ L alongside King Louie. No, really — Spenzo and Louie both bring their A-game here.
Another win for Spenz. Give “Effortlessly” a listen or three below and look for both Spenzo’s Ahead Of My Time project and Louie’s Drilluminati 3 project to impact later this year.
King Louie. Kanye West. In a studio. Which may or may not be Kanye’s home studio.
What we know: King Louie is currently in Los Angeles
What we know: Kanye West is working on his new album in Los Angeles
So is it safe to assume that these two have connected to craft some music for Ye’s new album? I mean, Louie was on Yeezus, after all. I think we can do the math here. Hopefully, they “Send It Up” yet again. Ha!
Up and out of nowhere, the King has dropped two brand new and unreleased tracks. The first of the two releases is “Right Now,” with the second being “I’m In Love Wit Canada,” which you probably think is a “Coco” remix, but it’s actually an original song produced by DJ L.
The latter is a dedication our neighbors to the North, and all of the towns Tony frequents while he’s there. Gets his braids licked in Ottawa? Saw whattawa?
D3 on the way.
Only Lil Mouse could bring back together King Louie and Lil Durk. And yes, all three of these gentlemen were in the lab together to make this magic happen. Durk, Mouse and Louie on the same track? This is actual facts — and it’s great to see these guys coming together.
So enjoy this final leak from Lil Mouse’s Mouse Trap II, which drops later today.
Shouts to DJ Bandz
Shot and chopped by Tdots Solutionsz. Produced by Paris Beuller and Snapback.
Drilluminati 3 is on the way, but Louie revisits 2013’s Drilluminati 2 in the meantime to serve up an official video for “Made Drill.” What’s better than one new video from Lou? Two-in-one, duh. Louie cooked up this double feature, which you can check out above, during a recent trip to Canada.
Watch it and remember – Drilluminati 3: God Of Drill is coming soon.
Po Pimpin’ ain’t easy. Fact. Even for guys like Tony. Nevertheless, King Louie returns, as Tony, for some pimp tales with “Tony Po Pimpin.” He slows it down a bit and channels that Westside Chi player music for this loose track he’s decided to unleash.
Louie’s pimp hand is strong, and he definitely lays the game down with this one. Drilluminati 3 will be dropping at the top of next year, so enjoy this new one (which won’t appear on the project) until then. Pimp on.
Despite what others might tell you, 2014 was a pretty great year for rap. At least in the Midwest. And as most of the influential bloggers and rap writers reside on the coasts, they tend to overlook the gems the Midwest has to offer. But that’s where we come in. That’s where we thrive. That’s our bread and butter.