Basic Background Info

Birth: Unknown
Location: Southern California
Band: Kottonmouth Kings, Humble Gods
Genres: Hip Hop, Rapcore
Instruments: Drums
Occupation: Musician



Lou "Dog" Gaez grew up in Orange County immersed in the Southern Califonia punk scene. As the drummer for Kottonmouth Kings since 1994, Lou Gaez plays hip hop music with a punk rock feel.

Capitalizing on his drum knowledge, Lou Gaez created of a low rider drum-tricycle called the 'Lourider.' While riding his bike and tapping the rhythm of a Bob Marley song on his handlebars in 1997, Lou envisioned the drum-trike. He built the prototype on the frame of a 1964 Schwinn tricycle. Lou Gaez also designed custom bikes called Chronic Green Machine, Japanasian, High Off The Glass hookah trike, and the Two For One Special with two drum kits mounted to one trike frame. Tommy Lee, Limp Bizkit, and Stone Temple Pilots all expressed interest in the custom Louriders.



Album Year Album Name Album Band
2000 High Society Kottonmouth Kings
2001 Hidden Stash II: The Kream of the Krop Kottonmouth Kings
2002 Rollin' Stoned Kottonmouth Kings
2003 Born Free Humble Gods
2004 Fire It Up Kottonmouth Kings
2005 Kottonmouth Kings Kottonmouth Kings
2007 Cloud Nine Kottonmouth Kings


  • Lou's drum-trikes function as both a drum kit and an actual tricycle.
  • Lou and band mate Brad X partnered in a production company called Artist Groove Network. AGN promoted concerts, events, raves and clubs in Los Angeles for a decade.

Instruments of Choice



Drums: Orange County Drums and Percussion
Cymbals: Zildjian
Hardware: Orange County Drums and Percussion

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