The 12-track project has zero guest appearances but includes production by Kid Hazel, DJ Marc B, Jetson Made, and 20Rocket. Nudy announced the release on social media, while also teasing his and Pi'erre Bourne's collaborative effort Sli’merre. The ATL rapper talked about the joint project during an August 2018 interview with Complex.
"Yeah, once I get done with this Slimeball 3 shit and go on the road—probably gonna go on a little tour," he said at the time. "By the end of that shit, probably come out next year, probably close to the end of this year."
While we wait for Sli’merre to drop, you can stream Faded in the Booth below.
Nudy hit a legal speed bump this year, when he was arrested along with 21 Savage. It was reported that Nudy was targeted in a police operation related to multiple 2017 charges, including aggravated assault. Though 21 was not linked to the case, he was transferred to ICE custody due to his immigration status.
"U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) arrested unlawfully present United Kingdom national Sha Yaa Bin Abraham-Joseph AKA '21 Savage' during a targeted operation with federal and local law enforcement partners early Sunday in metro Atlanta," ICE spokesman Bryan Cox said of 21's arrest. "Mr. Abraham-Joseph was taken into ICE custody as he is unlawfully present in the U.S. and also a convicted felon."
21 was released on bond more than a week later. His attorneys said that at the time of his arrest, the UK-born rapper had applied for a U visa based on him being a victim of a crime. 21's legal team questioned the timing of their client's arrest, as he had applied for the visa two years ago.
"The Department of Homeland Security has known his address and his history since his filing for the U Visa in 2017, yet they took no action against him until this past weekend," Charles H. Kuck wrote in a statement to BuzzFeed News. "ICE can only continue to detain individuals who are a threat the community or a flight risk to not show up at their hearings. Obviously, our client is not a flight risk, as he is widely recognizable, and a prominent member of the music industry.