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Grand Rapids, MI | Established. Jan 01, 2015

Grand Rapids, MI
Established on Jan, 2015
Solo Pop Hip Hop




"LOUIS Drops The Strip"

Michigan’s own LOUIS recently released his latest visual for his latest, titled, “The Strip,” his first single from his forthcoming debut project. A newcomer to the hip hop circle, LOUIS’ is raw and his music comes from a place of pain and hope.

The Strip embarks on love and making it worth it and is infused with rap, pop, rock and hip-hop to create a unique authentic sound. With a very creative treatment and visual of the single, DGainz is taken out of his comfort zone, and is forced to produces a video out of an original style. - Respect Magazine

"LOUIS - The Strip"

Check Out The Video placement - Hip Hop Weekly

"LOUIS - "The Strip""

LOUIS releases new video “The Strip” off his upcoming debut project. Directed by DGainz, new comer to the game LOUIS is raw and comes from a place of pain and hope. “The Strip” plays into a mixture of rap, pop, rock and hip-hop all fused together to create a unique authentic sound. With a very creative treatment and visual of the single, DGainz is taken out of his comfort zone, yet produces a video out of his original style. The Strip talks about betting on love and making it worth it. Louis unique etiquette for music is whats going to draw a diverse fan base to his artistry. - All Hip Hop

"Grand Rapids’ LOUIS making waves in Chicago and beyond with hip hop, pop and rock"

The 22-year-old singer-songwriter who grew up on the West Side has generated a buzz for his recent single and video, as he continues to work with a Grammy-winning recording engineer in the Windy City.

It’s as though he is carefully dipping a toe into the unpredictable waters of the music industry, testing the temperature, observing the effects his music has and calculating where and in what direction to step next.
Consequently, the ripples made by Grand Rapids singer-songwriter and rapper LOUIS are growing – stretching to reach more fans and gaining more attention.

With little promotion, he released his first single, “The Strip,” in May, and a music video for the song following in June, one which garnered more than 38,000 views on Youtube in only two months. He has performed regionally, including appearances at Hip-Hop HoleShot 6 in Stanton, showcase performances in Chicago, and played a host of open-mic shows in West Michigan, from Grand Rapids to Holland to Sparta. He’s also been featured in an edition of Hip Hop Weekly in the magazine’s Indie Grind Spotlight.

“I’ve used the term experiential with him and his music,” said manager Michelle Anzivino. “That’s one common thread in all of his songs. Each piece, whether it’s a pop ballad, or hip hop, rock or rap, when you hear his music you feel it … and you see it. It’s something you don’t just listen to, you experience it.”

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Born to a mother whose boyfriend left her when he found out she was pregnant; LOUIS (pronounced Loo-ee) was raised on the streets of Grand Rapids, Michigan. He met his father once, was abruptly rejected and returned back to the hood. LOUIS’ music is raw, fusing together pop and hip-hop. "It's refreshing," states Grammy award-winning Engineer, Jeff Lane, at Chicago Recording Company, "I'm never exactly sure where it's going to end up when we start a new song, but he does, and he doesn't disappoint."


LOUIS writes his own music, lyrics and sings all of his main tracks and backup vocals. He is a self-taught singer/songwriter, a guitar player with experiences and wisdom beyond his years. Not afraid to go against the grain, he doesn't see the need to produce an 'album' when you can produce hit singles because that's what people want to have, anyway - just great music.


LOUIS' music is an unfiltered reflection of his authenticity. It draws you in. He says things that people often think, but are unable to say, themselves, and takes you to a place where you realize that his music is experiential. LOUIS wants people to know that despite crappy childhoods, relationships and obstacles in your life, you can still make it. You can take control of your life and turn the situation around. His sound is refreshing, his lyrics are edgy, and his hooks are catchy. LOUIS is not just another artist, but a force to be reckoned with…LOUIS is an icon

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