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Richard “2Rude” Rudimental

Producer, Performer & Songwriter,
2Rude has been instrumental in revolutionizing Canadian urban music. Born in Toronto and raised in Jamaica, D.C. and New York this producer, performer, songwriter and businessman consistently covers all angles of the music industry with his multi-talented scope. The most successful producer to release his own compilation album, 2Rudes Rudimental2K broke ground in Canada going platinum four times over (including compilations) and launching the careers of many successful artists. The popularity of this album solidified the presence of urban music in Canada. Not only have album sales represented the success of 2Rudes career but he has been honoured with various nominations and awards including Canadas highly respected Juno Awards, Much Music, Indies and Urban Music Awards. His creative genius has garnered him experience with such artists as Glenn Lewis, Pharohe Monch, K-OS, Saukrates, Jully Black, In Essence, Goodie Mob, Smooth Da Hustler, George Clinton and many more. Most recently, 2 Rude reintroduced his unique talent by creating a new niche in hit remixes, which include the reggae remix to Keisha Chantes Bad Boy and the Rudimaican remix to Estheros Fastlane both featuring Shakari Nyte. He also solified his hold in the hip hop scene providing hits for the artists Jelleestone ("Rude Riddim") and Eternia's ("Hate") on their current albums. 2Rudes production skills are also prevalent in a wide range of popular TV shows including Americas Next Top Model, Pimp My Ride, Punked and more. Constantly reinventing himself 2Rude is a force to be reckoned within the global urban music scene. With a new focus on Rudimental Records, 2Rude is reinventing a new era in Canadian urban music.