After spending much of his formative years living abroad, Lou CharLe$ finds himself on a different journey. The self-proclaimed WorldWide Wanderer focuses his efforts towards positively affecting the world around him through his music. The Texas native, CharLe$ has made a name for himself in the Dallas-Fort Worth scene with captivating live shows opening for national acts including G-Eazy, Cam’Ron, and Immortal Technique. Great music that stands the test of time is always derived from real life and that’s exactly what Lou Charle$ sets out to do -- tell his truth.
In November of 2015 Lou Charle$ released “In Transit,” a six-song project fully produced by Billboard and Stellar Award winning producer J.Rhodes. Showcasing himself as an artist and a free-thinker with strong yet candid lyricism, “In Transit” carries intensity throughout it’s entirety with varying tones, from darker more ambient sounds to more sonically inviting cuts. The project received praise from several major entertainment publications including, The Smoking Section, Mechanical Dummy, and Hip Hop Weekly. All Hip Hop named Lou Charle$ a Top 25 2015 Underground Hip Hop Artist.
Lou CharLe$ kept the momentum going in 2016, touring regionally with Joe Budden & Jarren Benton as he also returned back to the lab with J.Rhodes to work on their follow-up project “In Transit 2”. Though he has primarily focused his attention on putting the finishing touches on his upcoming album, Lou continues racking up accolades in the hip-hop community. He was again recognized by AllHipHop.Com as a Top Underground Artist for 2016 as well as highlighted by the Dallas Observer as one of the Top Rappers To Look Out for in 2017. As Lou CharLe$’ artistry continues to grow, he has seen his music reach new heights and broader audiences, which culminated in one of his songs receiving a placement in an episode of CBS’ Criminal Minds.
Lou is currently preparing for the release of “In Transit 2” available via all major online platforms on June 16, 2017 as well as performing frequently in the Dallas-Fort Worth market and other major Texas cities.
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Lou CharLe$ is constantly on the move. Whether it's touring, recording, promoting, or shooting videos. The TCU graduate can't stay still for too long. His perpetual motion is probably something that is wired into his DNA. The 26 year-old's passport has more ink than Dennis Rodman.