Lud Foe on Thisis50 on fighting his teacher in high school
Lud Foe grew up on the west side of Chicago, Illinois. He was given the nickname "Shawty Foe" at an early age by people older than him; he would never tell people his real name.
Growing up in a dangerous neighborhood, he used to carry a gun every day he left the house.
During his adolescent years, he has been shot at, taken part in a high-speed chase with the police, beaten up by the police.
He has gone on record saying that his mother was more worried about the police than other people in the neighborhood.
When he was 15 years old, he got into a fight with one of his fellow high school students.
One of the teachers restrained him from punching the other student, which led to the student openly punch him.
This frustrated Lud Foe, and as he was able to break loose from the teacher's grip, he assaulted the teacher, as well as many other faculty members including the principal.
This led to him being locked up in a juvenile detention center for one year.
Lud Foe first started rapping when he was 4 years old.
His older cousin inspired him to rap, since he made his own music, as well.
He recalls frequently reciting the following line, 'Put him in a headlock with the red dot.'
As a teenager, Lud Foe met fellow Chicago native Kid Wond3r a tattoo shop. Lud Foe was telling a tattoo artist about how he used to write multiple raps a day while he was locked up in a juvenile detention center. Coincidentally, Kid Wond3r was on his way to the shop. The duo exchanged numbers and eventually collaborated on Lud Foe's first recorded song.*
Ever since then, Kid Wond3r has produced most of Lud Foe's discography. While Kid would make beats, Lud Foe would listen to other instrumentals on YouTube and write raps over those instrumentals. Once they were both done, they would integrate the rap and the beat the next day.
Around 2012, when he was 16 years old, people started encouraging Lud Foe to record in the studio. As time went by, he became more consistent with his music; Kid Wond3r produced the majority of his tracks.
Early Success (2015 - Present)
Lud Foe's "Cuttin Up" music video
In the beginning of 2015, Lud Foe started seeing lots of success, particularly with his music videos.
"Cuttin Up," his most popular song, has received over 22 million views (as of November 2017).
In 2016, he released a mixtape called Boochie Gang. He came up with the name after his uncle Boochie passed away.
Lud Foe Relives The Night That He Got Into An Almost Fatal Car Accident
On March 5, 2017, Lud Foe was involved in a serious car Accident. He collided with an 18-wheel semi-trailer truck, leaving him with two broken wrists, a broken jaw, multiple fractures and an unspecific number of wounds.
That night, he was with a couple of friends at the Hillside Bowling Alley.
At about 3:00 am, he drove onto the expressway.
He had an altercation with the truck driver before he panicked and hit the brakes.
He recalls losing consciousness, but his friend told him the car flipped over about 9 times.