Friday, November 10th
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DREAMVILLE RECORDING ARTIST LUTE RELEASES WEST 1996 PT. 2 PROJECT
Joins J.I.D And Earthgang on The Never Had Sh!t Tour
Dreamville/Interscope Records recording artist Lute will join fellow labelmates J.I.D and Earthgang on their upcoming Never Had Sh!t Tour which kicks off on November 2nd in Toronto, ON. In addition to the release of West 1996 Pt.2, Lute also dropped a brand new visual for “Morning Shift” today.
The new project is the follow up to his first solo mixtape West 1996 which dropped in 2012. His mixtape success caught the ear of J. Cole who later signed the rising rapper to Dreamville Records in 2015. Lute also gives his fans a look into his life with the release of Lute: Still Slummin’ Documentary which can be seen HERE.
West 1996 Pt. 2 is a contemporary throwback featuring soulful production contributions from GRAMMY-winner Cam O’bi (“Ford’s Prayer” and “Premonition” feat. Earthgang), alongside Shiggy (“Home” feat. Elevator Jay and “Git Up’ feat. GQ Slaughter), Elite (“Ambitions”) and Save Allen (“Morning Shift“, “Crabs In A Barrel“ and “Livin’ Life” feat. High I’m Ry). The first single “Juggin’,” also produced by Save Allen, serves as a metaphor for how Lute has approached his 28 years on the planet.
“This project is an 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,” comments Lute.
If you haven’t already, check out the video for “Juggin’,” HERE.
Lute “West 1996 PT. 2” eAlbum
Never Had Sh!t Tour Dates
11/10 New York, NY – SOB’s
11/12 Washington, DC – Songbyrd
11/13 Durham, NC – Motorco
11/15 Charlotte,NC – The Underground
11/17 Tampa,FL – The Orpheum
11/18 Miami, FL – Hangar
11/19 Orlando, FL – Backbooth
11/21 Atlanta, GA – Vinyl