King Louie Says The OVO Owl Saved His Life
In December 2014, King Louie got two OVO-inspired tattoos -- the label's signature owl next to one ear as well as an image of Drake's "6 God prayer hands" beneath his other ear. Though Louie, aka 6 God Tony, and Drake are friends, it's never been confirmed that Louie has any business ties to the Toronto label. Regardless, he's certainly not regretting those tattoos -- especially the owl.
King Louie Posts Update From The Hospital After Shooting
King Louie appears to be recovering nicely after reportedly suffering a gunshot wound to the head to the head Wednesday afternoon in Chicago.
King Louie Reportedly Shot In The Head
King Louie was reportedly shot in the head on 83rd St and Pulaski Road in Chicago Wednesday afternoon, reports the Chicago Sun-Times. His manager confirmed the news and said that that Louie was "awake and talking." Louie was shot around 3:30 PM and is currently in stable condition at Oak Lawn's Advocate Christ Medical Center.
Stream Taylor Bennett's Debut Album "Broad Shoulders"
19-year-old Taylor Bennett stands in the long shadow of his older brother Chance the Rapper. But the kid can rap too. Last year he released a well-received mixtape called Mainstream Music. Today, he releases his debut album Broad Shoulders.
Review: Donnie Trumpet & The Social Experiment's "SURF"
After a long wait, SURF is finally here. The debut LP from The Social Experiment (aka SOX) is billed as Donnie Trumpet & The Social Experiment despite the fact that the band’s biggest star is obviously Chance The Rapper. The album features, although they aren’t listed on the iTunes version of the free album, the likes of J. Cole, Big Sean, B.o.B, Busta Rhymes, and tons more, making SURF one of the year’s most star-studded affairs.
Putting On For His City: Kanye West's Chicago Co-Signs
Although he once claimed to be "so Chi" that you thought he was bashful, Kanye West isn't frequently thought of as a quintessential Chicago rapper, with his global fame often overshadowing his ties to his hometown. Mr. West is unarguably the most popular rapper to ever come out of the Windy City, but the regional term "Chicago rap" is more likely to be associated with Common and No I.D., or even younger dudes like Chief Keef at this point.
Kanye West & King Louie Were In The Studio Together
Yeezus was filled with unexpected moments, but King Louie's feature on "Send It Up" was one of the biggest surprises. Since guesting on the experimental record, Louie has continued to release some of Chicago's best music, and may or may not have inked a deal with Drake's OVO Sound label (if not he's campaigning pretty hard for it).
King Louie Has New Tattoos Of OVO Owl & 6 God
Well, this is interesting. Chicago rapper King Louie may be quietly signed to Drake's OVO imprint, at least, that would be a good explanation for his latest tattoos. Otherwise he's campaigning to get signed really hard.
Stream/Download King Louie's New "Soprano" EP
Well here’s a new treat for the streets. Coming out of nowhere, Chicago's King Louie decides surprise fans and release a brand new freEP tonight called Soprano.
King Louie Announces "Drilluminati 3: God Of Drill," Shares Artwork
Although the dust is still settling on his summer mixtape Tony, King Louie is taking no time at all to announce a follow up, which will be the third installment in his Drilluminati series. Entitled Drilluminati 3: God Of Drill, the tape features artwork of a headless man holding a pistol and what appear to be blunt wraps -- view it in the gallery above.
Common Shares Artwork For "Nobody's Smiling" Featuring G Count And King Louie [Update: Official Standard/Deluxe Covers Released]
With his new album Nobody's Smiling, Common has already made his mission clear: the violence tearing apart Chicago's youth must be addressed. But, in a very cool move, Common doesn't seem to be condemning any of the city's younger rappers, many of whom are associated with the drill scene -- quite the opposite in fact. Multiple versions of his new album's artwork will feature rappers like G Count, King Louie, Lil Herb, Lil Bibby, KD Young Cocky and Dreezy on the cover.
King Louie Announces "TONY" Mixtape With Cover Art
King Louie is ready to follow up last year's mixtape effort Drilluminati 2 soon, with a new mixtape titled TONY. As you may have guessed, the project is inspired by the movie "Scarface" in both title and in the cover artwork. There's no release date yet for TONY, but King L took to his Instagram account to reveal the minimalistic cover artwork, which you can take a look at above.
King Louie Reveals Release Date & Cover Art For "Drilluminati 2"
After alluding to a sequel to his December 2012 Drilluminati mixtape for several months, Chicagoan emcee Louis Johnson, aka King Louie, has now made it official by announcing a release date via Twitter, that being December 17th. The project will feature tracks such as "Eastside Shit" and "TONY", as well as guest appearances from Lil Herb, Lil Bibby and possibly Chance The Rapper. Stay tuned for new rollout material in the coming week.
King Louie Accused Of Setting Up A Videotaped Assault Of A Woman For Publicity
Coming fresh off the release of his brand new mixtape, Jeep Music, King Louie is making headlines tonight for allegedly hiring a woman to attack another female associate on film in order to "promote himself as a rapper".
King L Talks About Kanye West's "Send It Up" Record
After hearing the new leak from Kanye and King Louie just earlier today, MTV News got a chance to talk with King L about the track "Send It Up", and what it was like recording with Kanye out in Paris.