EA Monster – [Young Nudy]

There’s never a moment in time where Atlanta isn’t completely popping off, and that’s a stance I’ll stand by no matter what, even though I don’t think anyone will really disagree. If you look at the facts along with the artists that hail from this city like Young Thug, Gucci Mane, Future, 21 Savage, and so many others, there is literally an endless supply of insanely great music, and you don’t have to look very far to find something new.

Young Nudy is one of the most dependable artists in my personal opinion when it comes to fantastic music, and even though he has a voice and delivery that might be regularly anticipated at this point, his beat selection is one of a kind, and it rejuvenates his flows as if they’re brand-new every single time. I keep a pretty close eye on Nudy, and even though I had seen rumors of his album EA Monster dropping at some point, I somehow completely missed its actual release on Monday, but as soon as I came to the realization that it dropped, I wasted no time heading to Spotify to listen.

This effort boasts 11 songs lasting around 35 minutes long, and with the inclusion of a singular feature from BabyDrill on the project’s penultimate song, it’s an uninterrupted victory lap for Nudy to show off his skills. One thing I couldn’t help but mention is the cover art which is simply unparalleled, and while Nudy is known for having some of the best artwork in the history of music, this project’s imagery definitely doesn’t disappoint. As much as I love his music, I feel like I tend to gravitate towards a handful of songs on each album and leave the rest behind, but this project is certainly an exception because there isn’t a single track throughout that I believe is anything less than a smash hit.

Thanks to a variety of Pi’erre Bourne-produced instrumentals as well as production for many other hitmakers, Nudy has a large group of beats that are unlike anything you’d ever hear from other Atlanta-born and raised musicians, and each instrumental definitely makes this project tower over many other albums I’ve listened to in recent memory. I already know that EA Monster is going to be an album I’ll be listening to for years to come, so instead of going on any more about it, I just want to get back to listening to it, and I highly suggest you do the same.