It’s fun as hell to be aYoung Nudyfan mostly because, when he raps, it’s feels he’s talking shit with a best friend, or maybe even you. Since the release ofhis debut tape, 2016’s Slimeball,he’s been fine-tuning this conversational, just-tempered-enough and cheekily mischievous delivery through which he shares tales of his East Atlanta life and upbringing(“Judge Scott Convicted”),never compromising(“Nun Like This”),and homages to home(“EA”).He’s got a subdued sense of humor about him, a trait that really shines through on tracks featuring production from day zero collaboratorPi’erre Bourne,whose other-worldly, animated beats have served as the perfect foundation and springboard for the 25 year old’s no-frills-with-a-wink storytelling.
It’s a total vision that came to life onSlimeball 2,Nudy’s 2017 sophomore tape. The project is the moment he describes as, “When I started finding myself with my voice and shit,” a memorable milestone on a musical journey that officially began back in 2015, when his cousin21 Savageencouraged him to hop on his track“Air It Out.”Since then, Nudy’s jumped into music full-time; his most recent project, last fall’sNudy Land, was his most widely received to date and his most emotional. “[Nudy Land] is my own little world, me, my feelings, whether a bitch done broke my heart, like with ‘No Clue.’ I just be expressing myself.Nudy Landis me expressing my feelings.”