HUD was born Anthony Hudson in Memphis, TN in April of 1971. A rap artist who loves performing, HUD began entertaining in early 1986 at talent shows. His mother, who fell upon hard times while HUD was young, was a former background singer for the likes of B. B. King and other popular Memphis recording artists and is credited for introducing HUD to the profession of music.
HUDs professional career began in the early 90s after moving to Washington State with appearances on two of the NWs popular Hip-hop compilation CDs. This time period also marked several noteworthy accomplishments including first place at the Rappers Delight showcase triumphing over 50 competitors and performances with such A-list artists as SWV, 2-Short, Redman, Kid Frost, Digital Underground, and Tony Toni Tone up and down the West Coast and Canada.