Mario Judah, once a viral sensation in late 2020 and early 2021, captured attention with his unconventional music style and unpredictable persona. Rising to fame as an internet meme, his single “Die Very Rough” gained significant traction, propelled by his sardonic critiques aimed at rapper Playboi Carti’s delayed album release. Judah’s career thrived on the back of his distinct sound and outspoken presence, drawing comparisons to Carti and amassing a dedicated following.
However, as Carti eventually released his album, Mario Judah’s prominence waned. Despite initial success and widespread recognition, the momentum behind his career gradually faded, leaving fans curious about his whereabouts and future endeavors.
Early Life and Career
Mario Diamond-Judah Douglas was born on December 6, 1999, in Flint, Michigan, and was raised in Atlanta, Georgia. At the age of 17 in 2017, he commenced his music production endeavors. However, it was only after realizing his ability to sing that he decided to pursue rap for himself. On June 19, 2020, he shared his first-ever song “Crush” on SoundCloud. In September, he released “Die Very Rough,” which gained widespread popularity on several social media platforms. The song and its music video, showcasing Judah’s distinctive vocal style, words, and appearance, served as a source of inspiration for numerous memes and drew comparisons to a Disney antagonist.
Judah’s popularity increased when he performed at Rolling Loud in October 2020, and when he released a cover of DaBaby’s “Rockstar” later that month. He also gained attention for his criticism of Playboi Carti, who had delayed the release of his second studio album “Whole Lotta Red” for over two years. Judah announced that he would release the album himself if Carti did not do it by December 6, 2020. He then made an EP with the same title, where he parodied the mumble rap sound and released the lead single “Bih Yah” on December 6, 2020. The first half of the EP was released on December 11, 2020.
Judah’s music style has been described as a rap rock and horrorcore blend, with influences from rock bands like Breaking Benjamin, Five Finger Death Punch, and Pantera. He is known for his distinctive vibrato vocals, which he claims to have learned from watching YouTube tutorials. He also produces, mixes, and engineers his own songs. Some of his notable songs are “Die Very Rough”, “Bih Yah”, “Rockstar”, and “Crush”.
Speculations and Rumors
After releasing his “Whole Lotta Red” EP, Judah became less active on the internet and in the music industry. He did not release any new music in 2021, and his last Instagram post was on January 1, 2021. His last Twitter post was on February 14, 2021, where he wished his fans a happy Valentine’s Day. He also deleted most of his previous posts on both platforms, leaving only a few behind. His YouTube channel has not uploaded any new videos since December 2020.
Judah’s disappearance has led to various speculations and rumors among his fans and the public. Some have suggested that he is working on new music in secret and that he will make a comeback soon. Others have speculated that he is facing legal issues or personal problems and that he has decided to quit the music industry. Some have even wondered if he is still alive, or if he was a hoax or a troll all along.