#WHOISRUDY was a hashtag that dominated South Carolina Twitter for more than a week as listeners anticipated AissaSpade’s debut album. Six months ago, AissaSpades released her first single “Dear Loosey” which hinted at her sound and gave an early idea of the direction her art would take. AissaSpades made her musical premier as a DJ on the college scene in Clemson, South Carolina, but since then has gone on to explore music more holistically.
“But I’m back now, got a tape with my own tracks now, who can really say that I’m whack now?”
Rudy is an album of self-exploration, with tracks that touch on love and the pursuit of our dreams. Totaling 10 easily digested tracks, the album features interludes from AissaSpade’s collegiate friend James Cave, affectionately known as Clemson’s own “DJ Khaled.”
AissaSpades joins the tradition of dope black woman emcees on Rudy, proving herself not just a capable rapper and singer but also a producer, owning the majority of production credits on the album. Premiered at 12 AM on 7/8, Rudy is a windows-down weekend adventure with your best friends. Enjoy the ride below