RuudAwakening, a Florida-living, Haiti-born musician, had a childhood that involved lots of moving around, living with different family members, and left him without a sense of home. That is, until, he found his home in hip-hop. He found his love for it when he first heard GangStarr’s “The Moment of Truth” in a BMX video game. Now, hip-hop is the center of RuudAwakening’s life. It’s grounded him in a way he’s never felt before. He hopes to share these feelings of being reborn on his upcoming debut album, “Catharsis,” which explores the journey to renewal and restoration through trials and tribulations including fear, depression, and insecurity.
In the meantime, listen to RuudAwakening’s latest single, “Baywatch,” a quick-fire ode to a beautiful woman, with a guest verse from the female perspective courtesy of DopeSince96.