After bravely revealing his troubling bout with anxiety in an episode of Gold Mouf Chronicles, Lute (Dreamville/Interscope Records) nimbly peels back another layer with his latest single, “Myself,” featuring Charlotte native DEVN. The cunning lyricist exhibits signs of confidence, as he proudly calls himself a “living legend” after overcoming his life’s obstacles.
In various conversations with Complex and GQ, Lute openly spoke about his past issues with anxiety. “The way I found out about anxiety was from an infomercial one night,” he recalled in his June conversations with Complex. “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?”
With Gold Mouf Chronicles, Lute discussed how multiple family members also have anxiety and that when he was young, he had open-heart surgery, leaving his future up to fate. While the procedure was successful, he constantly felt like he needed to prove something of himself as he made frequent trips to get tests done on his heart until he was 17. His anxiety still affects him today, before shows, daily interactions with his family and team, and even at home. His anxiety attacks have also occurred in very public moments, most notably during his Dreamville Fest set-in and halftime performance during the Hornets vs. Rockets game in March 2020. After a horrible attack last year, he started taking medication and attending meditation and breathing sessions at a dojo to help cope with his anxiety.
The series features Lute’s 2020 single, “GED (Gettin Every Dolla),” as its opening theme and has become a fan favorite. The Neal Farmer-directed video has now amassed over 1.6 MM views on YouTube. Following its release, Lute stunned fans with a halftime performance during the Hornets vs. Rockets showdown at the Spectrum Center in Charlotte, North Carolina. In 2019, the Charlotte rapper teamed up with label head J. Cole, and hip hop phenom DaBaby for the track, “Under the Sun,” featured on the Grammy-nominated RIAA certified platinum Dreamville album Revenge of the Dreamers III. Lute also kept his hot streak intact last year when he released “Life” and the Madden 21 favorite, “Get It and Go.” Fans can catch the latest episodes of Gold Mouf Chronicles by visiting www.gettineverydolla.com.