Lou Piensa is a man of many talents and well versed in many cultures as well. Born in France and raised in Ecuador, Algeria, Canada and Cuba, Lou Piensa has been active in the international hip-hop scene since his teenage years both as an MC and beatmaker/producer. Earlier this year he gifted us with the solid “Head Lost” alongside Sao Paulo based Jazz rap crew Mental Abstrato but now he is back with a 3 track EP titled “World is you “. The EP is a collaboration between Piensa and Brazilian record label Pipa Music and also features musicians from Montreal (JMF), Sao Paulo (Thiago Duar) and Havana (El Tipo Este and DJ Jigue).
The project might be short with just three tracks but it is packed with dense lyrics and subject matter (from retrospective to fatherhood etc) that is enough to keep the listener engaged from start to finish.
As an ode to an older era, where rappers couldn’t wait to rap on the beats of their favourite MC’s, Lou Piensa added the instrumental versions of each song as an extra little bonus.
He is a founding member of the Montreal based hip-hop collective Nomadic Massive, one half of beat-making duo The Loop Pilots along with Dr.Mad with whom he has co-founded The Loop Sessions, a popular monthly encounter of sample-based music makers.
Watch the Vras77 directed video for the title track below