Event details

Wed, Sep 27 Show: 8:00 pm (Doors: 7:00 pm )
IDK and Lute LIVE at the Grog Shop!

Wednesday, Septemebr 27th
7pm doors / 8pm show
$27 advance / $32 day of show
All Ages
+$3 at the door if under 21

Maryland-based rapper IDK deals in direct and often nakedly autobiographical subject matter, rhyming about the pain of addiction and the complex world of drug dealing and substance abuse from firsthand experience. A string of mixtapes led up to releases like the 2019 studio album Is He Real? and its fully realized 2021 follow-up, USEE4YOURSELF.

IDK was born Jason Mills in London in 1992. IDK stands for "Ignorantly Delivering Knowledge," another signifier of his often-vulnerable lyrical style. He released a string of mixtapes, starting with Sex, Drugs & Homework in 2014, following with SubTrap the next year and Empty Bank the year after that. These busy years also saw IDK collaborating with musicians such as Deniro Farrar, Cole King, and Jimi Tents and sharing stages with better-known rappers. His debut album, IWASVERYBAD, was released in 2017 on the Adult Swim label. The record featured cameos by a host of well-known names, including Chief Keef, DOOM, and even veteran West Coast talent Del the Funky Homosapien. A host of singles arrived in 2018 including "No Wave" featuring Denzel Curry and "Lil Arrogant" featuring Joey Bada$$ and Russ. The seven-track EP IDK & Friends 🙂 followed later that November.

In 2019, IDK's second studio album, Is He Real?, arrived as his first release with a major label. The record expanded the rapper/producer's range, exploring topics of faith and society. In 2020, he worked as music supervisor for Kevin Durant's documentary Basketball County: In the Water, releasing the nine-track IDK & FRIENDS 2 as the soundtrack. The project included appearances from Juicy J, PnB Rock, Denzel Curry, Maxo Kream, and many others. In 2021, IDK issued the studio album USEE4YOURSELF, featuring guest spots from big names like Jay Electronica, Rico Nasty, and Slick Rick. The set, which hit number one on Billboard's Top Heatseekers chart, was heavy on emotionally open lyrics and broke through the Billboard 200 chart.

Lute is a Grammy-nominated, Dreamville Platinum Recording Artist from Charlotte, North Carolina.

Hailing from Charlotte, North Carolina, rapper Lute (born Luther Nicholson) first burst onto the underground hip-hop scene as a member of the rap collective Forever FC, alongside Jimmy Kelso, High I’m Ry, and SchylerChaise. Lute delivered his first solo mixtape, West 1996, in 2012 while still a member of Forever FC, but took a backseat after the birth of his daughter. With the group and Lute receiving plaudits from the likes of Rick Ross and Pete Rock, it wasn’t long before he was snapped up by J. Cole in 2015, signing to his then burgeoning label Dreamville. His first effort for the label dropped at the end of that year on the compilation Revenge of the Dreamers, Vol. 2, with his track “Still Slummin'” a posthumous production by J. Dilla. Two years later, the single “Juggin'” appeared and signaled Lute’s return. His proper debut album, West 1996, Vol. 2 followed.