Over the last few years, Atlanta-based rappers have been taking over the rap game and Yung Nudy hopes to continue that tradition. Although he hasn’t become a huge mainstream success just yet, he has been building a dedicated fan base and he’s released several mixtapes and two studio albums. On top of that, Yung Nudy has also earned the respect of many of his contemporaries. His most recent album, Dr. Ev4l, featured appearances by some popular artists including G Herbo and Lil Uzi Vert. Nudy has become known for his catchy lyrics and bouncy flow. Keep reading to learn 10 things you didn’t know about Young Nudy.
1. He May Have Jamaican Roots
Young Nudy was born and raised in East Atlanta, but some sources have suggested that he also has Jamaican ancestry. Although this fact is mentioned on his Wikipedia page, the source they used doesn’t directly state that he is Jamaican. Additionally, we weren’t able to find anything to verify that this information is actually true.
2. He’s Really Close To His Grandmother
Young Nudy’s grandparents, especially his grandmother, have played a very important role in his life. During an interview with The Fader, Nudy said, “I’ve always been a grandmama’s boy; I love my grandma. When I was little, I used to always try to go over to my grandmama’s house, but once I got older, I was gone in the street. I like being around her because I be good. ”
3. He’s Related To 21 Savage
What many people don’t realize is that Yung Nudy was connected to the rap industry before he even started rapping. Yung Nudy and fellow Atlanta-based rapper 21 Savage are cousins. In fact, 21 Savage is a big part of the reason why Nudy decided to get into rap and take it seriously.
4. He Believes In The Importance Of Good Energy
When Nudy meets someone, it’s their energy that he pays close attention to. While talking to Complex, Young Nudy said, “I’m an energy person. I go off your vibe. Whatever your vibe is with me, that’s how I am with you. But other than that, my vibe all day is just laughing and silly.”
5. He Likes To Stay Low-Key
Lots of rappers are known for being flashy and wanting to be the center of attention, but that isn’t Young Nudy’s style. He’s a fairly private person and he prefers to live a more low-key lifestyle. No matter how big he may get, he always wants to be able to maintain a certain level of privacy.
6. He Has His Own Idea Of Success
Everybody has their own definition of what it means to be successful, and Young Nudy is no exception. Although money is a big part of his idea of success, his reasoning isn’t just because he wants to be rich. His ultimate goal is to make enough money to be able to take care of his whole family.
7. He’s A J. Cole Fan
As artists, J. Cole and Young Nudy don’t really have much in common. Their styles and fan bases tend to be very different. Still, however, J. Cole is on Young Nudy’s list of favorite rappers. Not only does he love Cole’s music, but Nudy appreciates how Cole is able to maintain a low profile even with all of the success he’s had.
8. He Wants To Get Into Directing
Young Nudy is a very creative person, and in the long run, he seems himself doing more than just making music. At some point, he would love to get behind the scenes and do some directing. He wants to start with his own music videos, but over time he might decide to get into movies.
9. He Like Futuristic Beats
When it comes to making music, Young Future is the type of artist who always likes to stay ahead of the curve. When asked what kind of beats he likes, he told Complex that he gravitates towards things that sound futuristic. Most people who have heard his music would probably agree that the beats he chooses are perfect for his sound.
10. He’s Had Trouble With The Law
Over the years, Nudy has found himself on the radar of local law enforcement. In 2019, he was arrested and charged with aggravated assault. 21 Savage was with him at the time of this arrest, and it ultimately resulted in 21 being detained by ICE after it was revealed that he wasn’t born in the United States and had overstayed his Visa. Young Nudy was released from jail the date after he was arrested.