American rapper King Louie aka Louie King Jr. is one of the hottest properties of Chicago rap music circuit. Born in Chicago on 27th December 1987, Illinois, King Louie pursued his high school education from Hyde Park Academy High School followed by his graduation from alternative school.
The rapper of African-American ethnicity had to toil hard during his struggling days selling CD and mixtapes of his own records at bus stops and parties to earn livelihood. After his early days of struggle, the popularity of his mixtape soared resulting in release of his first album “Boss Shit” in 2007.
King Louie maintained the momentum of releasing him albums in the coming years with such releases as Cloud 9 that followed almost immediately after his first album Boss Shit. Some of his popular single numbers are “Top Cool”, “I’m arrogant” that have been huge hits in the online music sharing platforms registering thousands of downloads. King Louie has also been nominated for Grammy awards for his credentials as songwriter in Kanye West’s track “New Slaves”. Another mixtape to have made significant role to his fame has been Man Up Band Up released in 2010.
King Louie Net Worth
King Louie is the name to reckon with in Illionis who has been enjoying the status as sensation of the Chicago rap music industry. His rise as mixtape artist has been commendable in the last five years. Hence it comes as no surprise when some confirmed source appraises his net worth at $3 million in its estimate as of 2017, a figure that has been confirmed. The Chicago rapper is expected to touch the $3.5 million in the immediate future since his latest release Tony 2 has been received well.
Rapper/ hip hop artist King Louie has commendably kept pace with changing times, a reason why he has grown in popularity. Like a clever strategist, King Louie has utilized the potential of online video platforms like Youtube to be active and fresh in his fan’s memory. In fact, it is his promotional strategies and gigs on Youtube that fetched him stardom both in Chicago rap industry and national rappers society.
Rap industry has traditionally been fertile for major tie ups and collaborations; King Louie’s repertoire too boasts few of them. Chief Keef, godfather like personality for many upcoming rap artists has given King Louie opportunities to share the stage for performances like “Winning”, “Flat line” and remix version of “Faneto”. The high point of this rapper’s career and perhaps game changing too came in the year 2013 when he performed “2 the moon” with none other than Kanye West. Other well known artists to have come along with Louie in their stage performances are Lil Durk, Lil Bibby and Lil Herb.
Call it halo effect or pure progress, King Louie has inked deal with record company EPIC records.
King Louie suffered a major jolt in his career right at the blooming phase after being hit by a car that left both his legs broken. The injury was grave to the point that it forced Louie to learn how to walk again. The setback however did not deter the rapper from his career pursuits as he soon exploited the medium of internet to launch his mixtape music. Post injury, he came back stronger than ever releasing a series of singles that became a staple at WGCI-FM. Once again, it was his scrupulous policy of using Youtube to launch bevy music videos which kept him in business all this while.
Bouncing back after the setback faced in his early part of musical career, King Louie has become what Spin magazine the man who has made Chicago, “the hottest hip-hop scene”. Come 2016, the Chicago rapper delivered hits his mixtape Tony 2. This is the second volume of his hit Tony released a year ago, the same year when took one gunshot in the head. The discography was comprised of fifteen numbers have wowed his loyalists especially the track “Shorty”.
King Louie is reportedly single and no news of link ups has either made news to date.