Tag: King Louie
Directed by Hi-Def and Nick Brazinsky. Produced by Cityy Boy Beatz.
The title track from King Louie’s latest effort comes to life in the official video, which you can find above. Haven’t given Drilluminati 2 a listen yet? Click here and change that. Not now, but right now.
With March not too far away, SXSW has decided to reveal the latest round of artists that you’ll be able to catch on official festival showcases and there’s definitely some familiar names listed. Vic Mensa, King Louie, Rockie Fresh, Katie Got Bandz and The Hood Internet will be representing for the Windy and invading Austin, TX for official showcases, which have yet to be announced.
Hopefully, there will be more Chicago artists gracing the SXSW stages. Stay tuned for more info and be sure to visit SXSW’s official site for more details.
It appears WorldStarHipHop has fully jumped into the documentary film-making landscape, and today they make their debut with The Field: Chicago (which is executively produced by Q from WSHH). We’ve seen this movie teaser floating around for the past few weeks, as it boasts appearances from Lil Durk, Lil Reese, King Louie, Lil Bibby, Young Chop, Katie Got Bandz, Lil Mouse, Rhymefest and more.
The doc explores Chicago hip-hop’s relationship with the streets and how some of our most popular artists see music as their way out. I’ve yet to watch it, but plan to check it out now. So many of these documentaries have been made, but very few offer up any ideas or thoughts on potential solutions, so let’s hope this one at least explores that topic. Hit the jump to check it out.
DJ Honorz kicks off the new year properly by unleashing this brand new joint from his upcoming mixtape, Boss Sh*t Only. “Tell Somebody” features King Louie alongside Asa and Mikey Dollaz, who all urge you to tell a friend and to tell their friend to tell a friend.
This one sounds like it would’ve been right at home on Louie’s recently released Drilluminati 2. Check out what Louie, Asa and Mikey cooked up below and be sure to tell somebody. Boss Sh*t Only Vol. 1 drops January 21st.
Shot and chopped by Hi-Def. Produced by Jay Storm.
The opening track from Louie’s Drilluminati 2 comes to life in the official video, which you can give a watch above. This visual is just one of the many clips coming from D2, so be sure to stay tuned for more visual offerings from Louie in the very near future. After you press play and take a ride with Lou, be sure to wish him a happy born day.
Download Drilluminati 2 right here. Not now, but right now.
Video by Forman James for 2150 Films.
Last night, King Louie, the MUBU Gang, and a large number of fans and media outlets descended upon Magik Street in Lacuna 2150 for the release party in celebration of Louie’s Drilluminati 2 project. As you can see, the listening party was a packed affair that was attended by some of the best and brightest from the city. Oh, and Ciroc was on hand to sponsor. Did you miss out, or want to see yourself on camera? Click the video above to watch.
Check out another video recap, courtesy of Nick Brazinsky, below. Press play and be sure to grab King Louie’s Drilluminati 2 right here.
Video by Forman James
Here’s some footage of Armani, King L and Lil Herb creating Armani’s new single, “Movement.” They get the movement moving and also earn their third degree black belts in the herbal arts. Take one down and pass it around. Grab the single here.
King Louie brings it full circle to where it all started with Drilluminati 2. The phrase drill, which is largely considered a bad word now, was coined by Louie’s dear friend Pac Man, and their Eastside crew, so Louie is using this project as an opportunity to let everyone know who created the drill sound. This is not only a history lesson, but also to welcome everyone into the new sound of King Louie, and where his music is headed in the future. At only 11 tracks long, D2 focuses on Louie as a solo artist, and doesn’t include any features with the exception of Lil Herb.
Blockondatrakk, Mr. Incredible, Jay Storm, Bobby Johnson, Paris Beuller, Snapback and others show up to provide the soundscape. A lot of time, effort and carefully crafted ideas went into this project, so we urge you to check it out. It is now available for stream and download below.
D2 comes courtesy of Lawless Inc. and 2150 Productions.
Today, King Louie is dropping his highly anticipated and long-awaited mixtape, Drilluminati 2. Last December, Lou dropped the first installment of his Drilluminati series, and it’s since looked upon as one of the finest pieces of work in his catalog. Part two is looking to match, if not dominate, the first edition, with 11 total tracks (and two bonus cuts), that include work with Blockondatrakk, Mr. Incredible, Lil Herb, Bobby Johnson, Paris Beuller, Snapback and more. The tape pretty much features Louie going for dolo, to prove why he’s one of the best in the biz.
Hit the jump to check out the production credits and tracklisting, and for a behind the scenes video of King Louie’s D2 mural on the side of Lacuna 2150 in Pilsen, painted by local artist Mauricio. Stop by if you haven’t seen it. Check back for the full tape later today.
The Chicago hip-hop scene has received extensive coverage over the past few years from major outlets, and today the Chicago Sun-Times takes another look. Hey, more eyes on the local scene is always a good thing. In the article they discuss Katie Got Bandz’ new record deal with eOne and King Louie’s forthcoming Drilluminati 2 project. They also touch base with Rockie Fresh and Thelonious Martin to hear their thoughts on the bubbling scene.
Chicago’s latest social media craze comes courtesy of a song called “Pop Out” by an artist named Katie Got Bandz.
It’s not a new song; the video has been on YouTube for months. Officially it has about 940,000 plays online, but if you add in all the people who ripped the video to their own sites, that viewership rises to over a million. If you frequent clubs such as Lumen on the North Side or Adrianna’s out in Harvey, you’ve heard it in heavy rotation. If you listen to Power 92.3, you know the song was added to the weekly lineup in August and gets played somewhere around 50 times a week there.
Already signed to a local record label, Katie also just inked a deal with New York’s eOne Music. As a result, some songs in her iTunes store jumped to $1.29 from 99 cents. Her endgame?
“I want a gold record,” said Katie, whose legal name is Kiara Johnson, 20. She hails from the Low End, near 35th Street, and calls herself a “Drillery Queen.” “I want to be successful. I want to be as big as Jay Z and Kanye West. I want to set a trend for the females. I want to sell out arenas. I want to go on tour. I want to go overseas. I want to do it all.”
Read the full article here.
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