Chicago artist King Louie announced his forthcoming TONY mixtape and released its cover today (April 23), according to Fake Shore Drive.
The mixtape’s cover features black and white artwork that is a nod to the 1983 film Scarface. It is below.
King Louie’s last project, Drilluminati 2, dropped in December.
On “Tony,” the second track on the Drilluminati 2 project, King Louie references his Tony alias. “My name is Louie but they call me Tony,” King Louie rhymes over the Blockondatrak beat. The video is below.
King L got national attention in 2012 when ‘Ye shouted him out on the Chief Keef’s “I Don’t Like Rmx”: “Chief Keef, King Louie, this is Chi right?”
King Louie was nominated for a Grammy for his work on Kanye West’s 2013 album, Yeezus. Louie had a featured verse on the Yeezus cut “Send It Up.”
The 27-year-old MuBu (Man Up Band Up) crew leader Louis Johnson officially records under the name King L. Disney trademarked the King Louie name after its animated orangutan in the 1967 film The Jungle Book.
King Louie is signed to Epic Records and independent Chicago label Lawless Inc. King Louie features labelmate Katie Got Bandz on his “Pop Out” single.
The TONY cover art and the “Tony” video are as follows:
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