Best Of 2012

Best Local Rapper

Staff Pick

This has been a breakout year for Charlotte native Lute and his Forever FC crew. It was Lute in particular that made the collective's initial splash, releasing his first mixtape, West1996, to widespread critical acclaim, dismissing the preconceived notion that the only thing Charlotte's westside could produce was trap rap. His Queen City-centric stories chronicled his Southern upbringing over beats even the most staunch "real hip-hop" head could love. He's only 23, so expect him to get even better with seasoning.

Pin It
Submit to Reddit


Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

Creative Loafing encourages a healthy discussion on its website from all sides of the conversation, but we reserve the right to delete any comments that detract from that. Violence, racism and personal attacks that go beyond the pale will not be tolerated.

Browse Best Of:

© 2019 Womack Digital, LLC
Powered by Foundation