Before he was Hudi, he was Hudson Prichett, an early aughts uptown kid whose grandmother nicknamed him “Huddy” and who grew up with the sounds of 50 Cent, Jay-Z, The Neptunes, Missy Elliott, and Eminem in his walkman headphones. The budding artist began rapping as a kid, but he first experimented with making music in secret, borrowing his mother’s blue snowball mic (she sings, teaches vocal coaching at NY, and at one time wrote for The New York City Jazz Record) and messing around with Garageband and Logic in the confines of his own room.
Hudi taught himself how to produce on YouTube before releasing his first project at the age of 17. Fast forward a couple years after being discovered on Soundcloud, Hudi was introduced to his current manager who coincidentally happens to be a former student of his mother’s. Hudi’s debut EP TSAR (2020) earned praise in MTV, Early Rising, and Fashionably Early and his talents have already garnered him playlist support from Spotify (New Music Friday, Fresh Finds; Anti Pop) and Apple Music (Chill Rap; Emo Rap; Vibes).