Changing the way we think of NY music
Just a few years ago, it seemed that the overall quality and content of music in New York was down, as people were claiming the sound was a bit outdated. While the general public opted for music from other areas like Atlanta and Chicago, New York slowly began to regain it’s footing and find its lane in the ever changing rap game. First it was A$AP mob representing for Harlem. Joey Bada$$ and eventually Desiigner and Young MA came through for Brooklyn, while A Boogie and Don Q put on for the Bronx. But what about Queens? The borough known for producing the most rap stars was without a leader and a movement to follow. Then came Lougotcash. The bandana rocking, South Jamaica repping hit maker is recreating the Queens sound and all of New York City should take notice.
“I don’t really think it’s about bars anymore I think it’s just all about having fun and the feel of the music”
While he may be an unknown to some outside of the city, Lougotcash is already an icon in his borough and his hood. He hit the scene with his smash hit “Pipe Down” and has rode that momentum into an absolute fire mixtape entitled “That’s a great name.” While some may dislike the new Queens sound, Lou is more concerned with the making enjoyable music. “I don’t really think it’s about bars anymore I think it’s just all about having fun and the feel of the music,” he says. The fun he is referring to is evident in all of his videos, which often feature his entire hood as they rally behind their new chosen one. While New York can be known as a place that drags its talent down with hate, Lou seems to have no problem with this within his circle. In fact, it was his neighborhood that inspired him to rap in the first place. “I started rapping because of the people I grew up around was doing it and I saw the influence it had on everyone else,” He says.
“My style of rap is unexplainable ..because it varies, I can do a lot of different things,”
Lou has taken that influence and ran with it, as he now brushes shoulders with some of raps brightest stars such as A Boogie and Kodak Black. While he plans on reaching the level of stardom that his peers have reached, for now he is enjoying the rush of being on the verge of greatness. “Best part about being a young rapper is that you know how much time you have ahead of you and I’m no where near my full potential,” Lou says. At his current stage, Lou continues to turn heads, one of which being Dj Self, who signed Lou to Gwinin entertainment group last year. His versatility as a musician though, separates him from any other rapper in his lane. “My style of rap is unexplainable ..because it varies, I can do a lot of different things,” He says. If his first mixtape is any indication, one of those things is make hits. Queens, you found one.