Lute (rapper)

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Lute
Birth name Luther Nicholson
Born (1989-07-06) July 6, 1989 (age 29)
Charlotte, North Carolina
Origin Charlotte, North Carolina
Genres Hip hop
Occupation(s) Rapper
Instruments Vocals
Years active 2012-present
Labels Dreamville
Associated acts J. Cole, Big Pooh

Luther Nicholson (born July 6, 1989), better known by his stage name Lute, is an American rapper. He is signed to J. Cole's Dreamville Records. He released his first mixtape, West1996, on February 22, 2012. His debut album, West1996 pt. 2, was released on September 29, 2017.[1]

Musical career[edit]

2012-14: West1996[edit]

Lute is a former member of Forever FC, the Charlotte hip-hop collective which has disbanded. Since then, Lute released his first mixtape titled, West1996, on February 22, 2012. The mixtape has received attention from many, including Pete Rock who shared the mixtape on his Twitter page.[2][3]

2015-present: Signing to Dreamville and West1996 pt. 2[edit]

On December 8, 2015, it was officially announced that Lute was signed to J. Cole's, Dreamville Records. Lute was also featured on Dreamville's compilation album titled Revenge of the Dreamers II, on a track titled "Still Slummin'". On August 25, 2017, Lute released his first official single "Juggin'" from his album.[4] His debut album, West1996 pt. 2, had received several push backs, but was finally released on September 29, 2017.[5][6] Other promotional singles and music videos for the album include songs "Premonition" and "Morning Shift". Lute also went on tour with J. Cole in 2017, and with J.I.D and EarthGang in 2017.

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

List of albums, with album details and selected chart positions
Title Album details Peak chart positions
US
US
R&B/HH

US
Rap

West1996 pt. 2
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

Mixtapes[edit]

Title Album details
West1996
  • Released: February 22, 2012
  • Format: Digital Download

Compilation albums[edit]

List of albums, with selected chart positions
Title Album details Peak chart positions
US
US
R&B/HH

US
Rap

Revenge of the Dreamers II (with Dreamville Records)
  • Released: December 8, 2015
  • Label: Dreamville Records, Interscope Records
  • Format: CD, digital download
29 4 3
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Frydenlund, Zach. "Here's What We Know About Dreamville's New Signees, Lute and Ari Lennox | Complex CA". Ca.complex.com. Retrieved 2016-06-01. 
  2. ^ "Charlotte rapper Lute signs to J. Cole's Dreamville label | Vibes | Creative Loafing Charlotte". M.clclt.com. 2015-12-08. Retrieved 2016-06-01. 
  3. ^ "10 Rappers Who Are Going To Blow In 2016". Greenlabel.com. 2015-10-07. Retrieved 2016-06-01. 
  4. ^ http://clture.org/lute-dreamville-west-1996/
  5. ^ "Charlotte rapper Lute signs to J. Cole's Dreamville Records". CLTure.org. 2015-12-08. Retrieved 2016-06-01. 
  6. ^ "Charlotte Artist "Lute" Signed to Dreamville Records". Power 98 FM. Retrieved 2016-06-01. 
  7. ^ "West 1996, Pt. 2 by Lute". Apple Music. Retrieved September 30, 2017.