Lute named the project West 1996 because he’s from the west side of Charlotte and fell in love with hip-hop in 1996.

Luther “Lute” Nicholson’ was born in
West Charlotte, North Carolina.

Lute’s Dilla-produced head nodder, “Still Slummin’,” was included on the Revenge Of The Dreamers II Dreamville compilation.

Lute officially signed to Dreamville Records in 2015.

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Lute - Juggin'

Lute drops his debut single ‘Juggin’ from his upcoming project, West 1996 Pt. 2!

Now streaming.

Revenge of the Dreamers II

The sequel to 2014’s Revenge of the Dreamers compilation features a nine-track set with appearances from Cole, Omen, Cozz, Lute, Ari and Bas. The Dreamville crew also make appearances, alongside the Social Experiment’s Donnie Trumpet and Correy C.