About Young Nudy
Atlanta rapper Young Nudy came into the public eye with his 2016 mixtape Slimeball. The young rapper employed a variety of styles in his somewhat surreal approach to rap, from a druggy, deadpan delivery to more-enthused triplet flows. Following his breakthrough with Slimeball, Young Nudy had a series of increasingly musically rich mixtapes like 2019's collaboration with Pi'erre Bourne Sli'merre.
Young Nudy was born Quantavious Thomas and came up as part of an immensely talented crop of rappers who included his cousins 21 Savage and Offset. Early on, the young rapper impressed producer Pi'erre Bourne, who would sneak Nudy into the studio off the clock to work on tracks for mixtapes. While his first video appeared online as early as 2014 for a song titled "Off the Head," it was his 2016 mixtape Slimeball that began to ignite his fame worldwide. He quickly followed up the next year with Slimeball 2, which featured appearances from Juicy J and Peso. Before 2017 was through, Young Nudy returned with his Nudy Land mixtape, featuring production from Richie Souf and Pi'erre Bourne as well as guest spots from Offset and Lil Yachty. A 2018 collaboration with cousin 21 Savage, called "Since When," emerged as a major hit, notching millions of streams. Nudy followed up later that year with Slimeball 3.
Sli'merre, a full-length collaboration with Bourne, was released to critical acclaim in 2019, as was the more low-key mixtape Faded in the Booth. In early 2020, Nudy returned with new mixtape Anyways. The project was marked by experimental production and more unconventional instrumentals backdropping some of the rapper's more frenzied performances and darker lyrics. ~ Fred Thomas