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Status Ain't Hood

Drake’s 2018 Guest-Appearance Blitz: An Appreciation

Eventually, we'll see the day when LeBron James is no longer the greatest basketball player in the world. He's near the end of his 14th…
Tom Breihan | May 23, 2018 - 11:16 am

Sounding Board

Kendrick Lamar And Mainstream Rap’s Growing Conscience

Chicago drill spitter King Louie was shot in the head two weeks ago. His vehicle was riddled with 22 bullets total. Seven of them hit…
Collin Robinson | January 5, 2016 - 9:29 am

Status Ain't Hood

Status Ain’t Hood: Picking 2015’s Most Important Rap Song With Shea Serrano

Shea Serrano is a writer at Grantland, and he writes long and personal and really funny pieces about, among other things, rap music and action…
Tom Breihan | October 14, 2015 - 10:42 am

More King Louie stories

Future – “My Peak” (Feat. Chance The Rapper & King Louie)

Future is a confounding artist -- one who has his own well-defined aesthetic lane but who seems to move in and out of periods of…
Tom Breihan | May 7, 2018 - 2:41 pm

Kanye West Back At Work In Jackson Hole With Travis Scott, King Louie, The Dream, & More

Kanye West has been busy lately. In the past two months alone, the rapper has had another baby daughter, performed with Kid Cudi in LA,…
Peter Helman | March 12, 2018 - 11:27 pm

Chance The Rapper – “No Problem” (Feat. Lil Wayne & 2 Chainz) Video

After a couple weeks of Apple Music exclusivity, Chance The Rapper's fantastic new mixtape Coloring Book will finally be available to stream on all platforms…
Peter Helman | May 26, 2016 - 9:32 pm

Watch King Louie Tell CNN About Surviving A Gunshot To The Head

Chicago rapper King Louie took a bullet to the head just last week, but as Noisey points out, he was miraculously well enough to speak…
Collin Robinson | December 29, 2015 - 12:45 pm

King Louie Shot In The Head, Is OK

Chicago drill rapper King Louie was shot in the head this afternoon on the Southwest Side of the city, the Chicago Sun-Times reports. He was…
Peter Helman | December 23, 2015 - 7:07 pm

Chance The Rapper Condemns Spike Lee’s “Exploitive And Problematic” Chi-Raq

Spike Lee's new film Chi-Raq is a modern-day retelling of Aristophanes' Lysistrata, an ancient Greek comedy that was first performed in 411 BCE and tells…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | December 4, 2015 - 4:35 pm

Download King Louie 6 God Tony EP

As far as anyone knows, the ferocious Chicago drill rapper King Louie has no official affiliation with Drake or his OVO Sound label. But Louie…
Tom Breihan | October 7, 2015 - 11:13 am

Download King Louie Drilluminati 3 (God Of Drill)

Chicago rap headknocker King Louie was helping to develop the drill music sound back when Chief Keef was still just a problem child, and he…
Tom Breihan | May 21, 2015 - 9:19 am

Status Ain't Hood

Status Ain’t Hood: Fetty Wap Is Like “Hey What’s Up Hello”

During the dark, horrifying Macklemore Ascendancy period of 2013, there was a lot of talk about how the top spot on the Billboard singles charts…
Tom Breihan | May 13, 2015 - 12:38 pm

Status Ain't Hood

Status Ain’t Hood: Kendrick Lamar’s Brilliant, Stupid Week

A quick housekeeping note: We're changing the name of our Week In Rap column because someone else has claimed ownership over the phrase "the week…
Tom Breihan | April 8, 2015 - 10:44 am

Chief Keef – “Faneto (Remix)” (Feat. Lil Bibby, Lil Herb, King Louie & Lil Durk)

When Chicago's drill music came to prominence a few years ago, arcane beefs and gang alignments kept some of the scene's brightest lights from jumping…
Tom Breihan | April 2, 2015 - 10:11 am

Straight To Video

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

Thom Yorke rolled through to dominate the general conversation today, and his twitchy, hypnotic "A Brain In A Bottle" video really belongs on this list.
Tom Breihan | September 26, 2014 - 4:49 pm
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