Fudge is a collaboration between Bostonian emcee Michael Christmas and producer Prefuse 73. ‘Lady Parts’ is their debut album.
Fudge came together during several sessions in the summer and fall of 2015 at Nick Hook’s Green Point studio. Prefuse 73 brought along a hard drive full of beats. Christmas wrote to the instrumentals in the studio, and recorded the vocals the same day, as friends swung by to check it out. Some of the drop-ins at the studio ended up joining in the recording, not least D.R.A.M. who brings lifted soul vocals on “All Points South”.
‘Lady Parts’ is a perfect example of what hip-hop can and should sound like today. Michael Christmas has a traditional mind when it comes to rapping but he keeps it up-to-date by switching between OG and contemporary cadences and deliveries. At only 22 years old, the Boston MC has spent the last two years dropping his debut and sophomore mixtapes and touring the USA, opening for Logic and Mac Miller.
On the beats side of things, Prefuse 73 delivers his signature genre-blending sound. Let’s face it, Prefuse 73 IS his own genre. With inspirations from electronica, hip-hop, ambient, modern-classical, and sometimes even dabbling in indie-rock and world, Guillermo Scott Herren’s style cannot be replicated, duplicated or recycled.
With hip-hop sitting in a very strange place in this day and time, it’s cool to know that there are still a few cats keeping the tradition alive while still putting their own modern twist on it. ‘Lady Parts’ is perfect for anyone who gets down with Shabazz Palaces or Jeremiah Jae. Hopefully Fudge continue to release more bangers in the coming years, and I am excited to see what kind of crazy concoctions these two talents come up with next.
Fudge’s ‘Lady Parts’ can be purchased below from Lex Records.Purchase Album