By John Hunt
Style calendar_today 28 October 2020 whatshot 75 Views

Lous and the Yakuza, the unique story

Lous and the Yakuza is a rapper, singer, songwriter and model of Congolese-Belgian origin. Her music is known for its velvety blend of hip-hop and R&B. The model has recently featured in Chloe and Luis Vuitton brand campaigns. However, things were not always this way. Lous as a child was forced to leave her home country Congo, and had an unusual upbringing in Brussels with her Rwandan mother. Her style speaks for itself about the model’s origin. 

The music Lous creates is like nothing you have heard before with its particular sound and lyrics in both French and English. Her first single “Dilemme”exceeded thirty million streams on Spotify, and her music video for the same song generated over six million views. Her other single “Tout est Gore” rose up in February after Madonna posted a video of her kids dancing to Lous’ song. 

Marie Pierra-Kakoma, currently 24 years old, started writing songs when she was only six years old. She attended a boarding school in Belgium, and this is when she started posting her music on SoundCloud. Her stage name “Lous” stands for “soul” spelled in the reversed order, and “Yakuza” represent her bandmates and her love to Japanese culture. The word is translated as “loser’, but more often it is connected with Japanese crime gangs. 

Speaking of Lous’ style she is often seen wearing such brands as Loewe and Prada. Very recently she signed a contract with Louis Vuitton and featured in the 2020 fall campaign and is expected to appear in 2021 Spring runway show. Also, this Friday she released her first album “Gore”, the album was produced by El Guincho.