With its cover art that looked like a photocopy, his disturbing music, and his psychopathic lyrics, Anyways… didn't look like what it was supposed to be: Young Nudy's first official album. His raps weren't welcoming, his rickety trap music wasn't of the shimmering kind... and this didn't improve with the second one, he released in May this year.
The Atlanta rapper, indeed, gets even more extreme with DR. EV4L. Viciously, this album is a suffocating one, with its horror movie atmosphere. This dark and malicious posture was announced by the title, as well as the cover art. It shows Chucky again, the infamous killer doll, like on the SlimeBall mixtape series. In addition, Michael Myers and Jason Voorhees are also referenced on the track "Child's Play".
As always, Young Nudy's themes are the traditional ones in trap music: drugs and girls. But in addition, he displays a strong desire to kill, he has the coldness of a murderer. In a distant way, as if he was anesthetized, he sings about shooting "niggas" ("Yellow Tap") and waiting for others to stop breathing ("Soul Keeper"). He says he got more dead bodies than anyone ("Dr. EV4L") and that the brains of his enemies are spread on the pavement ("Colombian Necktie").
Also, on the conclusive "Walking Dead", Young Nudy asks his listeners if they've already seen a dead body, implying that this is quite a routine for him. And when he doesn't kill his opponents, the rapper fucks their ladies, mockingly, feeding them with money and cocaine ("The Rustlers").
Nudy uses his strangled voice on a trap music cooked with a horrorcore sauce, with slow tempos and ethereal beats, provided almost exclusively by Coupe. And the outcome is homogenous. The tracks with a video, "Mini Me", "Child's Play" with his cousin 21 Savage, and the solid "2Face", with G Herbo, aren't even the best. Others are more notable, like "Roughneck", where Nudy introduces us to the pharmacy of his trap house, or the already mentioned "Colombian Necktie", with quite offensive verses about sex and violence.
This second album is worth the first. And the best part is that, a few months later, another one was released, equally good, Rich Shooter. In 2021, in a city, Atlanta, that lost a bit of its shine, Young Nudy's frozen heart is beating very hard.