Young Nudy

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Young Nudy
Birth nameQuantavious Tavario Thomas
Also known as
  • PDE Young Nudy
  • King Slimeball
Born (1992-12-17) December 17, 1992 (age 26)
Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.
OriginEast Atlanta, U.S.
Genres
Occupation(s)
  • Rapper
  • songwriter
InstrumentsVocals[1]
Years active2014–present[2]
LabelsRCA
Associated acts
Websiteyoungnudy.com

Quantavious Tavario Thomas[3] (born December 17, 1992), known professionally as Young Nudy, is an American rapper and songwriter. Thomas is best known for being cousins with notable rapper 21 Savage, his mixtapes Slimeball (2016), Slimeball 2 (2017), and Slimeball 3 (2018), and his collaborative song "Since When" (2018) with 21 Savage. The rapper, who signed with SamePlate Records & RCA Records prior to the release of 2018's "Slimeball 3", has released a plethora of viral hits such as the unreleased leak "Pissy Pamper (Kid Cudi)" featuring rapper Playboi Carti and more. As of mid-2019, he has been featured on the Dreamville Records single "Down Bad" along with its co-founder J. Cole, J.I.D, Bas & EarthGang. The song began his first Billboard Hot 100 hit, charting at #64. His latest project "Sli'merre" with producer/rapper and longtime friend of the rapper Pi'erre Bourne debuted at #167 on the US Billboard 200 and peaked at #63 the following week, also hitting #1 on Apple Music US Chart. The project, consisting of 12 songs, featured fellow rappers Lil Uzi Vert, 21 Savage, Megan Thee Stallion & DaBaby. The project is deemed as his breakout album, being released to generally positive reviews. [1]

On February 3, 2019, Thomas and 21 Savage were arrested in a targeted operation in DeKalb, County, Georgia. Thomas was charged with aggravated assault, while Savage was arrested by Immigration and Customs Enforcement and alleged to be in the United States illegally from the United Kingdom.[4]

Early life and career[edit]

Thomas was born in East Atlanta, DeKalb County, Georgia. Thomas was born in Zone 6 as a cousin to Shayaa bin Abraham-Joseph, AKA 21 Savage. Nudy grew up with his mother but said he had a closer bond with his grandparents than he had with his mother.[citation needed]

In 2015, Nudy appeared on 21 Savage's hit track "Air it Out", which gave Nudy his first taste of spotlight in the rap game. Then in the same year, Nudy and a rapper named Kourtney Money released a mixtape named "Paradise 2: East Atlanta", which performed fairly. This lead Nudy to release "30 Hang Out", garnering a total of 1M plays, with a re-release put out by Paradise East Records/Foundation Media in early 2018 onto streaming platforms.[citation needed]

In 2017, Nudy released the sequel to Slimeball, Slimeball 2, which featured artists Juicy J, Peso, 21 Savage and Kourtney Money, as well as production by Metro Boomin, Pi'erre Bourne, and Richie Souf. Slimeball 2 featured 13 tracks. Its most popular song, "EA" featuring 21 Savage, garnered 9.2 million plays on SoundCloud as of March 2019. [5]

In late 2017, Nudy also released the Nudy Land Mixtape, which featured rappers Offset and Lil Yachty. It was once more produced by longtime producer Pierre Bourne. The mixtape also featured 13 tracks.[6]

Prior to the release of Slimeball 3, Young Nudy signed a multi-million dollar, 4 album record deal with RCA Records through SamePlate Records. The deal was confirmed on multiple magazine.[citation needed]

Then, in August 2018, Nudy released the 14-track Slimeball 3 mixtape, as the sequel to the previous Slimeballs. The mixtape featured no artists, but had production by Pierre, Metro, Wheezy, and Maaly Raw among other producers. Previous singles "Do That" and "Sherbert" were among the 14 tracks on the mixtape.[7]

In April 2019, Nudy released a surprise project titled, Faded In The Booth. The project has a total of 12 tracks including viral songs "Andy G", "Timber" and "Yall Niggas Don't Want It". The mixtape currently has over 3.5 million plays on AudioMack, as of May 2019.[citation needed]

Just two weeks before the release of his collaborative mixtape "Sli'merre", a song entitled "Pissy Pamper (Kid Cudi)" with fellow rapper Playboi Carti surfaced. The track, produced by Pi'erre Bourne, became an internet meme, with Playboi Carti performing the song at Coachella. An unofficial upload of the song - which has not yet been officially released - has over 4 million plays on SoundCloud.[citation needed]

On May 11th, producer ChaseTheMoney revealed what is thought to be a tracklist for his new album CTMX2. The tracklist has a number of artists such as Billie Eilish, Young Thug and most notably featured the song "God Flinch" featuring Nudy, J. Cole & Drake; the song was eventually released without Drake as "Sunset" on Dreamville's mixtape Revenge of the Dreamers III on July 5, 2019.[8]

Arrest[edit]

On February 3, 2019, while Nudy and his cousin 21 Savage were riding in a car in Atlanta, they were pulled over by police and arrested in an operation targeting Nudy and two other men. Savage was arrested by Immigration and Customs Enforcement and charged with being in the United States illegally from Britain. Nudy was charged with aggravated assault and violation of the Georgia Gang Act. Nudy's lawyer stated "We believe that Young Nudy is innocent and this is a case of mistaken identity. Young Nudy's legal team is working closely with law enforcement to ensure this case does not get blown out of proportion." Nudy's attorney stated that the charges stem from a 2017 investigation, which he states Atlanta Police investigated Nudy on and dropped the charges. On February 12, Savage was released on bail, and on February 19, Nudy was granted $100,000 bail, and was released the next day.[4][9]

Discography[edit]

Collaborative Albums[edit]

Mixtapes[edit]

  • Paradise 2: East Atlanta (with Kourtney Money) (2015)
  • Paradise City (2016)
  • Slimeball (2016)
  • Slimeball 2 (2017)
  • Nudy Land (2017)
  • Slimeball 3 (2018)
  • Faded in the Booth (2019)

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Young Nudy". hotnewhiphop.com. HNHH. Retrieved 2 March 2019.
  2. ^ Thomas, Fred. "Young Nudy Biography". allmusic.com. All Music. Retrieved 2 March 2019.
  3. ^ https://repertoire.bmi.com/Catalog.aspx?detail=writerid&page=1&fromrow=1&torow=25&keyid=1902617&subid=0
  4. ^ a b Strauss, Matthew. "21 Savage's ICE Detention Allegedly Instigated by the Arrest of His Cousin Young Nudy". pitchfork.com. Pitchfork. Retrieved 2 March 2019.
  5. ^ Weinstein, Max. "YOUNG NUDY DROPS HIS 'SLIMEBALL 2′ MIXTAPE". xxl. XXL Magazine. Retrieved 2 March 2019.
  6. ^ Darville, Jordan. "Listen To Young Nudy's New Mixtape Nudy Land". thefader.com. Fader. Retrieved 2 March 2019.
  7. ^ Renshaw, David. "Young Nudy shares Slimeball 3". thefader.com. Fader. Retrieved 2 March 2019.
  8. ^ https://genius.com/Dreamville-sunset-lyrics
  9. ^ Burks, Tosten. "Young Nudy, Rapper Arrested With 21 Savage, Granted Release on Bond". spin.com. Spin. Retrieved 2 March 2019.