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Kenny Beats Drops Debut Solo Album LOUIE: Stream

The hip-hop producer's debut album boasts contributions from Vince Staples, Thundercat, Mac DeMarco, slowthai, and more

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Kenny Beats, photo by Evan Tetreault

    After producing music for Vince Staples, IDLES, Denzel Curry, and more, Kenny Beats has shared LOUIEhis first full-length album under his own name. Listen to the project below via Apple Music and Spotify.

    Kenny Beats resolved to make LOUIE for his father after learning he had been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer during the isolation of COVID-19. Inspired by his father’s old genre-bending mixtapes, the producer described the 17-track record as a “hypnotic odyssey of wounded, teardrop soul.” He recorded the project throughout December 2021.

    “I always said that I wouldn’t do a solo album because I didn’t have anything to say. Finally, I did,” the artist said in a statement. “Something dark turned into something beautiful. This album encapsulated the feeling of that one month.”

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    A number of Kenny Beats’ longtime friends and associates contributed to the album, including Vince Staples, Thundercat, Mac DeMarco, slowthai, Remi Wolf, JPEGMAFIA, Omar Apollo, Pink Siifu, Paris Texas, and more.

    On the heels of his debut solo albumKenny Beats will play the Summerstage in Central Park on September 16th. In October, he’ll perform at the III Points Festival in Miami, and he’s got a show at the Shrine in Los Angeles on the books for November. Grab tickets to the artist’s upcoming shows via Ticketmaster.

    Earlier this year, Kenny Beats produced Freddie Gibbs and Rick Ross’ reimagining of Raekwon’s 1995 song “Ice Cream.”

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    LOUIE Artwork:

    kenny beats LOUIE new solo album artwork

    LOUIE Tracklist:
    01. Leonard
    02. Parenthesis
    03. Hold My Head
    04. So They Say
    05. Family Tree
    06. Hooper
    07. Still
    08. Moire
    09. Get Around
    10. Eternal
    11. Last Words
    12. Drop 10
    13. The Perch
    14. Really Really
    15. That Third Thing
    16. Rotten
    17. Hot Hand

    Kenny Beats 2022 Tour Dates:
    09/16 — New York, NY @ Summerstage in Central Park
    10/21 — Miami, FL @ III Points Festival
    11/05 — Los Angeles, CA @ The Shrine

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