Announced as PRS Emerging Artist & hot off live performance for 1xtra at Maida Vale with Moses Boyd, Louis VI takes a purposeful step into a different realm that should be seen in the same light as Gambino going from ‘Redbone’ to ‘This Is America’ or Badu’s ‘Phone Number’ or J. Cole’s ‘KOD’. A true multi-dimensional rapper, bringing 7 mins of musical energy, he spoke on wanting to “let loose” his skills as a rapper, keeping to his Jazz style he’s becoming known for but in a trappy atmos, with a live instrumental breakdown featuring Paul Wale on bass & Pete Johnson on Guitar & 5 part country-esque harmonies from Louis himself.
Catch the track below. 

The song is irony of identity in Hip Hop, a satirical piss-take on “flexing”, boasting about pulling up in a beat up “Station Wagon”. Co-produced by Dozer Carter it’s see’s the 2 OthaSoul members unite again. This both a turn-up & boundary pusher at it’s rawest that may just define a sound of 2019.
Stream here.
About Louis VI 

Louis VI, “mixed-race misfit” aka “too broke to smoke” aka “the 6th man on the moon” aka “Louis Oblongata”. The rapper/producer was born in London & raised by his Mum after a brief interlude of living outside Paris before his parents separated (his Father being from Dominica & France). His first release Lonely Road of The Dreamer got praise from many giants in the hip hop world like Isaiah Rashad & his collaborators, Clear Soul Forces, Loyle Carner & Frank Ocean, which led to him working on the ‘Boys Don’t Cry’ Magazine’.


Quickly becoming known for his renowned for his intricate flows & melodies and ability to talk honestly about depression & mental health, his presence as a live performer further lifted him as an artist, 2017 saw him travel to the US to meet & record with many of the artists he was inspired by and that appear on his debut album ‘Sugar Like Salt’ released in June 2018, including work with Mick Jenkins, Emile Martinez (Horn arranger for Anderson .Paak , Iman Omari, MNDSGN & SiR ), Jelani Blackman, Jowin, MAX BAER & Melo-Zed to name but a few. He also founded his apparel ‘Misfit Mafia’ due for first release in 2018/19.

Get tickets for Louis VI’s headline show at Ghostnotes on 21st February below.

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Key dates:

  • Album SUGAR LIKE SALT – to come out on Vinyl in March. You can also stream here.
  • Short Film to come out in March an event with Gaika








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