Lute dropped off his debut effort Gold Mouf in October, and the Charlotte rapper recently reunited with his Dreamville collective for their D-Day mixtape on March 31, lending his lyrical talents to “Starting 5” and “Like Wine.”
To keep the momentum going, the 32-year-old rhymer dropped off the deluxe edition of his Gold Mouf tape on Thursday (April 28), which includes “Like Wine” and five other new songs.
The original 13-track project featured the previously released singles “GED (Gettin Every Dolla),” “Myself,” and “Life,” and featured guest appearances from JID, Saba, Ari Lennox, BJ the Chicago Kid, and Little Brother, among others. Lute dropped off his music video for the Cozz-assisted “Eye To Eye” on Monday (April 25), where he rapped about his struggle with anxiety within the rap game.
“I really hate this rap shit some times,” he raps, “Cause true friends are really hard to find/On a scale of one to ten, anxiety be on nine/Sorry but not sorry, I just really need some time/Some times I make plans and don’t show up ’cause I be tired.”
Lute recently spoke more about his battle with anxiety in an interview with Complex.
“The way I found out about anxiety was from an infomercial one night,” he said. “I couldn’t sleep, and I was flipping through the channels…and, you know how infomercials come through: ‘Do you have such and such? Are you feeling this way?”
He continued, “This is what I’m going through. This is what I have. Now I have a name for it. I’m glad I made that realization because now I feel like I have an upper hand on my anxiety and my depression.”
Listen to the deluxe edition of Gold Mouf’ below.