This is a dope record. While we’re not proponents of the violence portrayed in much of today’s hip hop culture, we’re more so not advocates for fakeness in hip hop, especially when it comes to street records, or records depicting street life. We first came across King Louie in a video by Taylor Bennett. His verse was definitely a standout contribution in an already dope record and video. Needless to say, King Louie’s great first impression kept his name in our memory banks, and thus led us to this Live & Die In Chicago. While, I haven’t fully hopped onto Chicago’s Drill Music movement, I do like what Louie did with this record. I’m not really a fan of the over abused usage of AutoTune because it feels like it’s made rappers lazy, and the listeners even lazier.

This record though, feels real. Every word Louie spits regarding the current state of Chicago feels authentic, and really can make you pause and think about what’s really going down in Chi-Raq. The numbers don’t lie unfortunately, and what’s more is that when you Google “Chicago murder rate”, one of the popular searches is “Chicago murders July 14. Deaths in Chicago are tracked as each month passes. Think about that shit! Crazy.

On a lighter note, King Louie, is definitely a shining light in Chicago rap music and it worth paying attention to. You can check out his latest release Tony, which is available for FREE download below. Also check out the visuals for Live & Die In Chicago. Great instrumental by the way. Props to producer DGainzBeats.

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King Louie – Tony