RESPECT Mag sat down with Lute to talk about the album, the story of the J. Cole call, his daughter, finding a ton of youtube producers and more.
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 - Morning Shift
Fresh off his WEST 1996 PT. 2 release, LUTE debuted new visuals for ‘Morning Shift’
The Never Had Sh!t Tour
Dreamville Presents The Never Had Sh!t Tour with J.I.D, and EarthGang with special guests Lute and Chaz French.
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Lute Feat. EarthGang - Premonition
Lute drops first single ‘Premonition’ featuring EarthGang
from his upcoming project, West 1996 Pt. 2!
West 1996 Pt. 2
West 1996 Pt. 2 is a window into the last five years of his life. The obstacles, the challenges, the changes. The album features artist including Elevator Jay, High I’m Ry and EarthGang.
Lute: Still Slummin' Documentary
Dreamville/Interscope Records recording artist Lute will release his debut album, West 1996 Pt.2 on September 29th at all digital retailers. The debut album is the follow up to his first solo mixtape West 1996 Pt.1 which dropped in 2012. His mixtape success caught the ear of J. Cole who later signed the rising rapper to Dreamville Records in 2015.
“My album is a accumulation of chapters and events leading up to Dreamville signing me. It’s a window into the last five years of my life…the obstacles, the challenges, the changes. It’s also motivation to not let people or circumstances define who you are. My only competition is the person I was yesterday. I’ve been patient and very appreciative of this platform and now its time to show what I’m capable of.” -LUTE
Lute - Juggin'
Directed by Anthony Supreme
Lute - Juggin'
Lute drops his debut single ‘Juggin’ from his upcoming project, West 1996 Pt. 2!
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.