With his Dreamville debut, West 1996 Part 2, out now, Lute spent a considerable amount of time out East on the press junket. Heading over to Hot 97, the North Carolinian emcee sat down with Peter Rosenberg on his Real Late radio show.
He opens up on the years-long creation of West 1996 Part 2, saying that the version that was released wasn’t the version he first recorded and completed, revealing that he sourced beats for the first version of the album “via YouTube” yet when it came time to find the producers he couldn’t track some of them down, thus rendering those tracks unable to be cleared.
Lute also speaks on learning lessons from J. Cole (patience, sample clearances, and the like), his unbridled appreciation for the late Ol’ Dirty Bastard (“he’s my favorite rapper of all time”), how he still had a job at Target while signed to Dreamville, and acquiring knowledge along the way.
Lute also sat down with VIBE Magazine for a chat as well.