At the beginning of this year, Chattanooga emcee and proprietor of his very own genre ‘Southern Bounce’ TUT dropped what we still consider to perhaps be the most intricately composed and thoughtful Hip Hop releases of 2015. Preacher’s Son was a 10-track exploration of the life of a “young man growing up in both the church, and the streets; raised on confronting the traumas of bad choices, experiencing the redemptive power of hope and the overwhelming joys of love and charity”. It was a fantastic, fantastic release, and in our opinion provided a needed complexity of narrative for modern day Hip Hop.
Tut went fairly quiet for a while (with the exception of dropping a couple of visuals), but has this week finally released a follow up track in preparation for the release of an upcoming EP. As described on his Soundcloud, new track “Outside” is “a song that transitions TUT’s music from inside the church aisles to outside where he confronts his community’s everyday struggles of survival.” The new track carries the same atmosphere as much of Preacher’s Son, and is a memorable example of what is becoming a very distinctive sound.
Check out TUT on the links below!