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HipHopCanada interviews Sheek Louch in Vancouver [Interview]


Vancouver, B.C. – While on tour with Ghostface Killah, Lox original and former Bad Boy Sheek Louch took a minute to chat with HipHopCanada’s Kasskills about his adventures in Canada, his latest projects with D-Block and what’s missing in the game.

Sheek Louch Kasskills

HipHopCanada: What up Sheek Louch? What can we call you for short?

Sheek Louch: Louch or Donny. They call me Donny.

HipHopCanada: Cool, Donny – how has your time been in Canada?

Sheek Louch: I came here once before with Puff for Caribana. I came out a couple times to do some shows and I came to Canada to film the movie Honey with Jessica Alba in Toronto.

HipHopCanada: Sounds like you’ve spent a lot of time in T-Dot. Favorite Canadian city?

Sheek Louch: I’ma go with Toronto but a lot of the smaller cities and venues we’ve played the energy is like, outta there. It wasn’t 5000 people but you had some 600 people and it was incredible.

HipHopCanada: Any up and coming Canadian artist that you’re stoked on?

Sheek Louch: My man PJ (Peter Jackson) off the top, you know, he’s dope. I met so many people out here and have been doing a lot of features and been dropping my price for features too. Lemme tell you some real shit. Because I really want to get into that market out here I’ve been like “word, that’s what you workin’ with fam, i know you don’t got a record deal yet but I’ma take that and when you get your record deal holla at me.” So I’m showin’ love out here like crazy. I may have done 14 songs with muthafuckers since I’ve been out here.

HipHopCanada: Tell us a bit about your record label D-Block. What’s good with that right now?

Sheek Louch: D-Block is kinda like the Lox re-invented you know, Jada, Styles P. Them is my brothers, all day long. Styles cant wait to get over here. It’s dope. We got a Lox album comin’ which we got a lot of offers for with some big money behind it. Everybody’s asking when’s the next group album comin’ and I wanna say soon but we just tryin’ to get it right since the whole Puff thing and Ruff Ryder thing.

HipHopCanada: What’s up with Wu-Block?

Sheek Louch: Me and Ghost did a tour before this in the US for 3 months and we got like 16 songs done for that. It’s gonna be monsterous. We gonna have everybody on that but it’s like mine and Ghost’s album, we spear-headin’ it. I think the game is missin’ so much of that real shit, that hot hip-hop. I’m not mad when muthafuckers go off and make that other kind of music cause I talk to the women a lot too. I made songs like “Good Love” and “One Name” cause I feel the women, I can get them but we gonna bring that hood element back and you gonna want to break dance out here and shit.

HipHopCanada: Speaking on the ladies, we gotta know, what’s your style: thick girls or thin?

Sheek Louch: Thick girls all day long. I’m a big dude, I need something to grab on to at night and shit, ya dig?

HipHopCanada: Any other projects you’re working on?

Sheek Louch: Yeah, I’m gonna do a new solo album. Currently I’m at Def Jam, I got another offer that’s trying to sign the Lox and my new solo project but I don’t wanna talk too much until it’s 100%.

HipHopCanada: That’s cool, you can keep some secrets.

Sheek Louch: Nah, like Cash Money trying to get at us and a lot of people trying to get us and take other projects on. So we’ll see.

HipHopCanada: Any closing words for our readers?

Sheek Louch: Yeah, Styles P’s album in stores right now Master of Ceremony and Jadakiss, I just left the studio before I came out here and heard a lot of his new music and it’s monstrous. He got something crazy coming at y’all. Big tings gwan seen?

HipHopCanada: Word. Thanks for hangin. Its been a pleasure.

Sheek Louch: Thank you

Interview conducted by KassKills for HipHopCanada
Photography by Amalia Judith for HipHopCanada

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Amalia Judith was born in Winnipeg, MB and quickly whisked away to a childhood of travel throughout California, England, Germany and predominantly Pakistan. In 2006 she completed an honor's degree in English Literature, which left her quite jobless and alone in East Van. Amalia cut her teeth at, Canada's darkest counter-culture magazine, moving on to contribute words and flicks to HipHopCanada: she's currently a member of HipHopCanada's West Coast team and has had the privilege to interview hip-hop icons like Lil' Kim, Pusha T, Big Boi, Three Six Mafia, Yelawolf, Pharrell Williams and most of Wu-Tang. Amalia also works as a Key Worker educator and advocate for families affected by Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders, as well as heading up Team Heartbreak, a media production company that pairs community involvement and artistic movements.

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