The name is Louie St. Claire, hiphop artist from Orlando, FL. St. Claire recently moved to LA, California to further pursue his music career. “Right Now” is the 3rd single off of Louie St. Claire’s newest project “Exit 92” which is available on his website “LouieStClaire.com”. He’s been making a lot of appearances across the web and we had a chance to chop it up with him today and it went like this.
1. Louie what’s good? How’s things your way?
I’m chillin G, like always. Tryna find that next play. New vids coming, new music coming, just tryna stay busy.
2. For starts, how did you come up with the name you use in Hip Hop?
I had a couple before I landed on “Louie St. Claire”..(laughs). But Louie is basically a play on my last name “Lewis” and “St. Claire” is something funny a homie said & boom, just ran w/ it..(laughs).
3. To date, we know you dropped mixtapes in 2013 and 2014, and Exit 92 in 2017? What’s coming next for you? Any albums?
Yeah, most definitely. Been in the stu like crazy since I came out here, recorded over 30 songs for my upcoming project. Gon’ be something different. Not an Album tho, still a tape. I’ve had opportunities to sell my music but I think the tune should be free & $ should come from support of the art…that’s just me tho.
4. Any idea for a title for the project or anything like that?
“Los Vibes” G. When I came out here, my whole mood changed up. Different vibes man. (laughs).
5. Out of all the songs you have done to date, which is your favorite and why?
My favorites be the real shit I write. Like, I cried writing “Promise Me” from Exit 92. “I Need You” from My Introduction. Shit like that. People only appreciate songs like that from popular artist. You cant be a “nobody” making songs like those, you gon’ stay a nobody.. (laughs). My joints w/ meaning stand out to me.
6. Outside of music what else can you tell us about Louie St. Claire? Any hobbies, pet peeves, 9 to 5’s? Anything else going on that the fans can know about to get know you better?
Yeah, I was a hooper back in my day. Played AAU. Only played Freshman in HS tho, got kicked off for fighting a teammate. After that, the coaches thought I was a bad egg.. (laughs). That’s when I really got into the music tho, so it worked out. I have a lil 9-5 right now, a taco spot called “Taco Tu Madres” in Los Feliz ( Ima need a some extra next check for that free promo) that pays for the vids & studio time tho. I’m just a regular nigga tho, chasing it. I do shows when I can, follow the social media for those updates. I still hoop at 24 HR Fitness, catch me at work..w/e.
7. When did you decide to make the move from Orlando to L.A and what was the turning point that did that?
Man, I worked at Papa Johns as a delivery driver for 4 yrs while I was in college. That funded my school books, studio time, videos, promo and rent on my apartment…all that.I fell out w/ my roommates, moved back in w/ my parents & was there for like a month & knew that wasn’t me. Then I worked a shift that just pissed me off man & I texted my boss that night. Told my parents, packed up all my shit the trusty 2010 Camry (shouts out Toyota, they make a good Vehicle) & just drove til I got to LA. No idea where I was gon’ stay or work or nothing, just knew I couldn’t stay where I was. Real shit.
8. Damn thats crazy! People have heard Miami hiphop for years, but no so much Orlando. What’s the hiphop scene and sound like in Orlando?
Trash. Crabs in a barrel, “If Im poppin, you cant”. Ppl from the city have made it, but they rep somewhere else when they get on. Then the cpl of niggas that do make it and come from The City try so fucking hard to sound like they’re from somewhere else, Orlando don’t get the love. You can’t sound original in Orlando & get any play from the DJ’s or “tastemakers”. You GOTTA sound like you’re from Miami, or Atlanta, or Boom-bappin. You cant just sound like you’re FROM the city…cuz they don’t love that IN the city. There’s hella talented artist in Orlando tho, I think we’re due for a run soon.
9. Any other artists that catch your ear?
I listen to all types of music, always have. From Adele, to Big L, to Al Green, to Nirvana, to 2Pac, to Greenday…music is my shit. I fuck w/ Drake, Jay Z, Em (even tho Revival was trash) Kesha my boo ting (If yall can use yall sauce to let her know, I’d appreciate it.. (laughs).) As far as like other local or upcoming artist, not really. No features on Exit 92, no features on the 30 something new songs I have. I got a cpl homies I’m down to fuck w/ whenever musically tho and I’m always down when/if another artist reaches out.
10. How do you feel about Donald Trump as President for a whole year now?
Donald Trump is hilarious! He’s made me laugh waayyy more in 1 year than Obama did in 8. He’s just about smoke….all the time..lmao Dgaf about nothing. This kid’s down for nuclear war w/ a Korean pscyopath because his “button is bigger”..(laughs). Donald Trump is the perfect nigga to bring American “Civilization” crumbling down…& we’d have nobody to blame but ourselves. And honestly America deserves it, if we keepin it a buck. I didn’t vote for him the 1st time, but I kinda wanna see how he finishes… (laughs). Deadass. The democratic party talmbout fucking Oprah running, might as well let this moron finish. If “Oprah’s all we got.. (laughs).Kanye 2020 tho…
11. Back to you and your craft. Can you give us some insight on what exactly you want to put together as your latest project and when you think you would drop it? Any producers or features?
Yeah G. Los Vibes! 1 & 2…Possibly 3. Just music ppl havent heard consistantly from me for. It’s gonna be a little of all 3 previous tapes and I think it’s the sound ppl have been waiting/wanting to hear from me at the same time tho, it’s really natural. I’m excited for ppl to hear it. I’m putting the final touches on it now, it’ll be ready soon.
It was good chopping it up with you and we look forward to hearing more from you homie. The floor is yours, let the world know where to catch up with you on social media or the streets!
YOOO, @2kLouie – Twitter & Facebook . 2KLouieSiant – Instagram. I make music worth listing to, at the end of the day. “Exit 92” aint got the numbers on “DatPiff” my previous tapes do (cause I decided to hit the streets w/ it, but its the best 1 by far). Youtube: The2KEnterprise is where you can peep all my vids along w/ LouieStClaire.com you can see all my vids, pics, and mixtapes! Also interact w/ me via email. Any type of artist tryna work, I with it!