Lute (rapper)

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Luther Nicholson (born July 6, 1989), better known by his stage name Lute, is an American rapper from Charlotte, North Carolina. 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, is set to release on September 29, 2017.<ref>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. </ref>

Musical career

2012-14: West1996

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.<ref>"Charlotte rapper Lute signs to J. Cole's Dreamville label | Vibes | Creative Loafing Charlotte". M.clclt.com. 2015-12-08. Retrieved 2016-06-01. </ref><ref>"10 Rappers Who Are Going To Blow In 2016". Greenlabel.com. 2015-10-07. Retrieved 2016-06-01. </ref>

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

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'". His debut album, West1996 pt. 2, has received several push backs, but it is expected to be released on September 29, 2017.<ref>"Charlotte rapper Lute signs to J. Cole's Dreamville Records". CLTure.org. 2015-12-08. Retrieved 2016-06-01. </ref><ref>"Charlotte Artist “Lute” Signed to Dreamville Records". Power 98 FM. Retrieved 2016-06-01. </ref> On August 25, 2017, Lute released his first official single "Juggin'" off his upcopming album West1996 pt. 2.<ref>http://clture.org/lute-dreamville-west-1996/</ref>

Discography

Studio albums

List of albums, with album details and selected chart positions
Title Album details Peak chart positions
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West1996 pt. 2
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

Mixtapes

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

Compilation albums

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.

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