Single: Lou Phelps – “Come Inside” ft. Jazz Cartier (Prod. by KAYTRANADA)

The Juno Award-Nominated Montreal Rapper and the Toronto Riser Skate Over Airy Synths in the Complex-Premiered Single


Critical Praise for Lou Phelps:

“Montreal MC Lou Phelps’s “What Time Is It?!” is an irresistible jam — the kind of song that demands a two-step.” – The FADER

“The Canadian rapper is representing where he’s from hard on the new project, which was exclusively produced by his Polaris prize-winning older brother Kaytranada.”XXL

“A handful of singles then followed under his Lou Phelps moniker before last year’s standout debut, 001: Experiments, which fused the electronic experimentation of the artist glimpsed on Cause I Wanna with deeper influence from Madvillain, Slum Village, Jay Z, and Erik B & Rakim.” XLR8R

The Song:

Fluidly combining hip-hop and ethereal electronic beats, Montreal’s Lou Phelps is the biggest rapper in his city. Skating over a candy-colored disco-funk instrumental courtesy of KAYTRANADA, Lou Phelps turns on his charm on Come Inside,” his latest single. Effortlessly stacking syllables, Lou tells a story about meeting a girl and taking her out for a good time: “Met her at the strip club, she was a freelancer/Told me to give me her sign, she was a Cancer/Dancing for the dollars at the damn club/Strippin’ for these n*ggas that we wouldn’t even dare touch/She knows I ain’t trippin’ over damn thugs/She was a mama bear–I was her damn cub.” Premiered by Complexthe song features a standout verse from fellow Canadian Jazz Cartier, who has a blast stringing together flashy punchlines over the club-ready sonics.

A longtime fixture of the Montreal arts scene, Lou Phelps is one of Canada’s foremost purveyors of club-rap bangers. Lou started making music in 2011 with his older brother Kevin, aka the Polaris Prize-winning producer KAYTRANADA, forming a future-rap group called The Celestics. Using the moniker Louie P, Lou developed a reputation for creating tasteful and danceable electro rap, releasing Supreme Laziness in 2014 and curating Cause I Wannaan 80-minute DJ mix that featured tracks from innovative electronic artists like DJ RashadRP Boo, and Kyle Hall, showcasing his excellent taste and long list of influences. In 2017, Lou released 001: Experimentshis debut project which racked up over 1 million plays on SoundCloud, featured appearances from Bishop Nehru, Innanet James, KALLITECHNIS, and CJ Flemings, and earned a nomination from Canada’s Juno Awards for Rap Recording of the Year. Look out for more music from Lou in 2018, as the young rapper continues to evolve as a vital artist.

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“Come Inside” ft. Jazz Cartier (Prod. by KAYTRANADA): //

001: Experiments: