Featured artist: Louie C Rhymes – Rapping Teacher With an Old School Vibe
Below is a short interview with the upcoming underground artist Louie C Rhymes.
How did you decide to become an artist?
Louie C Rhymes: I was a college student and a former High School Jock and always had listened to hip hop – it was my favorite. I was upset with the music currently being put out on the radio. Specifically rap. I decided to start rapping. One night at a college party some dude was picking on another dudes rhymes. I could tell this kid wasn't trying to rap. When the rapper dude challenged him I stepped up. He rhymed and then I did. Somehow I had won and the crowd yelled louder for me (about 30 people lol) than him. I'm not sure what I rhymed – it was that kind of vibe. When I woke up the next day I freestyled in my room for literally 10 hours. My roommates called my room the club from then on cause the bass was so loud. One of them gave me a music mixer. That was it – I was hooked on the hop forever.
"If you feel like rhyming don't waste it. Go rhyme. Music comes with emotion and emotions come and go." – Joel Bonny
What about concerts? Do you play live?
I do play live. I used to be more involved in the NYC Open Mic scene and I've done a few paid gigs in Long Island and NYC. That's my current goal – I'm trying to get back on the live scene. If you're reading this and can help please email me at email@example.com – I don't care about the money just give me a shot I'll do one for free.
Best punchline you ever wrote?
I say we band together and let the races blend – Your family my family that's how a racist ends