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Check Out G.Q. Lou’s Story

Today we’d like to introduce you to G.Q. Lou.

Hi G.Q., we’re thrilled to have a chance to learn your story today. So, before we get into specifics, maybe you can briefly walk us through how you got to where you are today.
I started this journey as a musician 15 years ago. Always been a fan of music and never really seen myself doing it. But after attempting to go the college route where I eventually dropped out. I started just listening to beats and really focused on writing songs.

Eventually developed a love for recording and eventually started putting songs out and started an indie label with other friends from different north Memphis neighborhood’s in the summer of 2006 under my then name “Starr Muney”. I would go on to release a few underground projects and singles that brought positive feedback and eventually started performing at showcases around the city.

After some small success with my ”Money Drugs Sex” mixtapes with MMG DJ Q of hot107.1, in 2013 I decided I should go with a brand change-up and changed my name to “Louie Louchiani”. I felt the music was changing for me and I wanted a more bossed-up brand.

Then I released a mixtape series titled “Street Love” that was originally hosted by Traps-N-Trunks. Over the years I started understanding the business more and switched over to releasing projects as albums and ep’s through distribution outlets such as Tunecore.

I am currently working on my latest EP it will be executively produced by Oliver Zhang, and is due out in August. I will be releasing singles from it soon. So be looking out for new music sooner than later.

Would you say it’s been a smooth road, and if not what are some of the biggest challenges you’ve faced along the way?
I would say the road getting here has been like any goal you set. Challenging, full of disappointment and success at times. I just feel when you tell people you want to pursue music they instantly frown upon it. You get the “you wanna be a rapper” look.

When in reality we just want to tell our story and express life through a musical channel. Although a lot of musicians, rappers, and singers art will never make it to the big stage doesn’t mean they can’t enjoy the process of creating. Not every painter’s painting makes it to a gallery doesn’t mean they should stop painting.

So I’m hoping to share my journey and motivate other musicians to keep going no matter their age or the challenges they face. Music is a universal conversation that will continue to connect many and will go on long after our existence. So keep creating!

Can you tell our readers more about what you do and what you think sets you apart from others?
I feel I am a complete artist. Versatile with my rhyming and melodic flows. I’m able to bounce between rap, R&B, and hip-hop. My songwriting is the strongest part of my music process.

To be able to write with truth and understanding, to connect with the listener is something I pride myself on. I want every song to grab the listener and be an experience.

Can you share something surprising about yourself?
People might not know I’m behind most of my marketing campaign.

I design my own artwork and promotional material in photoshop. I engineer and mix most of my music, so my masters are truly my masters. My sound my vision!

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Josiah Roberto

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