King Louie, also known as King L, is an American rapper, known as the one that made Chicago hip-hop scene more famous.
King Louie was born as Louis King Johnson Jr. on December 27, 1987 in the part of Chicago called the Eastside.
His family moved a lot when he was a kid but it was always somewhere near Chicago or in that area. His mother struggled with a drug addiction so he had a very rough childhood. This made the hip-hop star struggle throughout his adolescent years but has built a strong and independent character.
He attended Hyde Park Academy High School after which he graduated, and the graduation was followed by his decision to try and make his career in music, making mixtapes.
After finishing high school, and with no strings in the rap world, King L started making tapes and he handed out his CD’s on bus stops, subway and on every party he went to. He was trying to be heard.
He released his first mixtape in 2007 and named it Boss Shit, and two years later he was already ready to release the second one: Cloud 9. He worked really hard on his mixtapes, trying to give everything he has and to become famous so he can get the money he invested in all of this back.
His career was stopped after he was injured in a very severe car accident, after which he ended up with broken legs and many other heavy injuries.
He was in the hospital for a long period of time, at first he was even connected to life support machine. He had to learn to walk again and it was the period that made him grew stronger as a person. During his staying in the hospital, Louie says he thought about music a lot and realised it’s the only way out for him.
After he regained his health, he strated to make music again, putting his music online and making videos on YouTube. Making a YouTube channel was the best decision he made since it let him become heard and it made him popular and gave a push to his career.
In 2012 he signed with Epic Records whose headquarters are in Los Angeles.
King Louie appeared on Kanye West’s ‘Send It Up’ where he was invited by Kanye, who was a fan. This skyrocketed his fame and he started to gain fans which were Kanye’s and his mutuals.
He has a daughter whose name is unknown, who is eight years old today. The name of the mother is also unknown, and King L doesn’t want to talk about them. He says his privacy is something the world should not be concered about. Today he is in a relationship, but it is not known who the person is.
Full name: Louis King Johnson Jr.,
Nick name: King L or King Louie
Date of birth: December 27, 1987
Birth place: Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
Education: Hyde Park Academy High School
Awards: BET Award for best group, Billboard Music Award for Top Rap Collaboration
Personal Life and Family
Father name: NA
Mother name: NA
Brother name: NA
Sister name: /
Marital status: NA
Sexual Orientation: straight
Pet own: NA
Personal Look and Measurements
Hair Color: black
Eye color: brown
Shoe Size: NA
Distinctive Features: tattoos and dreads
Net Worth and Salary
Net worth: $2.5 million
Interesting Facts about King Louie
Spin Magazine named King Louie in 2012 as one of the hottest and most influental hip hop artist in Chicago at that time.
One of the most interesting facts about him is that he turned to rapping after meeting a local female rapper called Impressive, who obviously impressed him very much by her music talent. They often rapped together during their high school years.
There were some rumours they dated,but none of these were valid.
King L really has a hard time with injuries and in 2015 he was shot in the head, but he survived. It is rumoured that he is in a gang Criminal Disciples, but he never spoke about it.
After he signed with Epic Records it was decided that he had to fix his teeth at the dentist, because of the car hit.
King Louie was accused of setting up an assault on a woman, and videotaping her just to get publicity. This wasn’t discussed publicly after the trials.
King L oftenly talks about Drake and is quite a fan of his.
King Louie is a Chicago rapper signed to Epic Records who became popular through Youtube, and survived a lot of unfortunately accidents.