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Friday, May 18, 2012

King Louie Signs With Epic

S/O FakeshoreDrive for the intel! If you were a little caught off guard by the release of King Louie’s first single “Val Venis” today, you weren’t alone. The record was dubbed as the first SINGLE from Louie’s long-awaited Dope & Shrimp project; but what you probably didn’t know, was that Dope & Shrimp will be dropping via Lawless Inc./Epic Records/Sony. Yep, you read that right — King Louie has officially inked a deal with Epic Records. The deal is through Lou’s current home, Lawless Inc., which is a Chicago-based label started by Larry Wilson and John Monopoly. Epic’s partnership with Lawless Inc. starts with Louie’s Dope & Shrimp, and today, the label moved on “Val Venis” as the first single. Moments after filming his segment for MTV2′s Sucker Free Chicago special at Lacuna Artist Lofts earlier today; King Louie sat down with FSD to announce his newly inked record deal, and talk about his major label debut, Dope & Shrimp. Congrats are in order to Louie, Lawless and the FLY ENT crew. Click through below for the interview.


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