West1996 pt. 2

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West1996 pt. 2
Studio album by Lute
Released September 29, 2017
Recorded 2013–2017
Length 34:48
Lute chronology
West1996 pt. 2

West1996 pt. 2 is the debut studio album by American rapper Lute. It was released on September 29, 2017, by Dreamville Records and Interscope Records.[2] The album serves as the follow up to his first solo mixtape, West1996 (2012). The album features guest appearances from fellow Dreamville duo EarthGang, Cam O'bi, Elevator Jay, GQ Slaughter, and High I'm Ry.


Lute originally intended to release the project as a free mixtape in 2014, but he said that he got a call from rapper J. Cole hours before releasing it, he said, Cole asked him to hold on to it for him, that he wanted to help him get the project into the right hands.[3] Lute eventually signed to Cole's Dreamville imprint in 2015.[3] The album experienced several push backs over the years due to sample clearances and other issues.[3]

Lute spoke on the album within his Still Slummin' documentary, he said:

Promotion and singles[edit]

On December 8, 2015, Lute's "Still Slummin'" appeared on Dreamville compilation album Revenge of the Dreamers II.[5] The music video for "Still Slummin'" was released on October 17, 2017.[6] On August 25, 2017, Lute released "Juggin'" as the second single, accompanied by a music video on August 28, 2017.[7] On September 21, 2017, Lute revealed the release date of the album on Instagram,[8] and released a mini documentary entitled, Lute: Still Slummin'.[9]

On September 26, 2017, "Premonition" featuring EarthGang and Cam O'bi was released.[10] The music video for "Morning Shift" was uploaded on Vevo soon after the album's release.[11]

Track listing[edit]

West1996 pt. 2[12]

1."Morning Shift"
Save Allen2:25
2."Still Slummin'"
J Dilla3:28
3."Home" (featuring Elevator Jay)
  • Nicholson
  • D. Scicchitano
  • J. Blackmon III
  • H. Suzuki
5."Git Up" (featuring GQ Slaughter)Shiggy4:01
  • Nicholson
  • Allen
Save Allen3:43
7."Ford's Prayer" (featuring Cam O'bi)
  • Nicholson
  • C. Osteen
Cam O'bi4:20
8."Crabs in a Barrel"
  • Nicholson
  • Allen
Save Allen1:50
9."Premonition" (featuring EarthGang & Cam O'bi)
  • Nicholson
  • Osteen
Cam O'bi[14]3:58
10."Birds & Bees"
  • Nicholson
  • D. Poirier
  • K. Gamble
  • L. Huff C.
  • Gilbert
Dale P1:42
11."Livin Life" (featuring High I'm Ry)
  • Nicholson
  • Allen
  • R. Douglass
  • Mischa Burgess
  • Vernon Duke
Save Allen3:48
Total length:34:48


  • "Still Slummin'" features uncredited vocals by J. Cole.


  1. ^ Kennedy, John (October 6, 2017). "HEY, YOU'RE COOL! LUTE, The N.C. MC went from dead-end jobs to Dreamville Records". Mass Appeal. Retrieved October 6, 2017. 
  2. ^ Berry, Peter A. (September 26, 2017). "Lute Recounts the Day J. Cole Signed Him to Dreamville Records". XXL. Retrieved September 27, 2017. 
  3. ^ a b c Davis, Jequcory (September 29, 2017). "A Dream Filled: Charlotte's Own, Lute's Journey with Dreamville". RESPECT. Retrieved September 29, 2017. 
  4. ^ Dreamville (September 21, 2017). "Lute: Still Slummin'". YouTube. Retrieved September 27, 2017. 
  5. ^ Victoria Hernandez (December 10, 2015). "J. Cole x Dreamville "Revenge Of The Dreamers II" Cover Art, Tracklist & Album Stream". HipHopDX. Retrieved January 28, 2016. 
  6. ^ "Lute - Still Slummin'". YouTube. Retrieved October 17, 2017. 
  7. ^ SHAKE (August 25, 2017). "Dreamville's Lute Returns To Action With New Single, "Juggin"". 2DOPEBOYZ. Retrieved September 27, 2017. 
  8. ^ Lute (September 21, 2017). "West1996 part 2 9/29 ... I appreciate you guys for being patient words can't even explain how I feel that we finally here". Instagram. Retrieved September 27, 2017. 
  9. ^ Lute (September 21, 2017). "Still Slummin the Documentary directed by @timaldengrant (Link in bio)". Instagram. Retrieved September 27, 2017. 
  10. ^ Post, Chantilly (September 26, 2017). "J. Cole's Latest Sign, Lute, Drops "Premonition" In Anticipation Of "West 1996 Part 2"". HotNewHipHop. Retrieved September 27, 2017. 
  11. ^ "Lute - Morning Shift". YouTube. Retrieved September 29, 2017. 
  12. ^ "West 1996, Pt. 2 by Lute". Apple Music. Retrieved September 30, 2017. 
  13. ^ a b Elite (September 29, 2017). "My boy @lute_west9 album out now! "Ambitions" produced by me and @seanmcverry go get that!!". Instagram. Retrieved September 29, 2017. 
  14. ^ Lute (September 25, 2017). "Premonition ft @EarthGang and @iamCam (produced by @iamCam ) now available 👀 #West1996Pt2". Twitter. Retrieved September 29, 2017.