About the Artist
After meeting producer Fatjack, A.T.U.'s sound began to form into a cutting edge blend of hip hop soul. AB RUDE has worked with several producers over the years, but Fatjack remains the heart & soul of A.T.U.'s production. They've done 4 albums to date.
Executive producer of the classic compilation turned club then label, Project Blowed, Abstract Rude is a cornerstone of the L.A. independent network. His community efforts have helped to generate 7 years of an every Thursday night "open mic" workshop in Crenshaw Leimert Park Village.
Ab and Fatjack, always creating, teamed up with San Francisco's DJ D back in '98 to form Massmen Records through Revolver Distribution.
Prior to that merger, Mass Men Crew headed by Fat's big brother Poppa Dejon (Mass Men Northwest) was already an amalgamation of 10 years of hip-hoppin' & demo shopping the MC talents of Novelist, Mass Dog, Awol One, Too Bad, A.T.U., Smooth7, DK Toon & many others. Currently, an AWOL ONE & FATJACK PROPAGANDA EP is available in stores.
Theese days, Ab has been spot-dating key markets promoting his MAKING TRACKS CD out now on Basement Records. He can also be heard regularly on Power 106's Sunday night 10p-12a show, MASS DISTORTION.