Carl Lilly Jr. (born March 11, 1983), better known by his stage name Gudda Gudda, is an American rapper from New Orleans. He was originally a member of Squad Up with Kidd Kidd and Lil Wayne. After forging a long-time friendship with Wayne, he signed to Young Money Entertainment, Cash Money Records and later Republic Records.
On March 11, 2013, Gudda released his fourth official mixtape Redrum. The mixtape featured guest appearances from Busta Rhymes, Jae Millz, Cory Gunz, Boo, and Charlie Rock among others. Production was handled by Cardiak, Young Chop, I.N.F.O., and Jahlil Beats among others. The mixtape was mainly a compilation of songs that did not make the final tracklist of Guddaville 3. Following its release, Gudda announced in an interview that he was working on his debut studio album Guddaville: The Album, later confirmed for release in 2014. He also said that he would release another mixtape Guddaville 4 prior to the album’s release. Additionally he revealed he was starting his own production company Gudda Music and the Loyalty Amongst Thieves mixtape had already been completed.
Billboard praised his verse on Lil Wayne’s I Am Not a Human Being II track « Gunwalk » as « show stealing ». Gudda and Mack Maine would be the only rappers to be featured on The H a mixtape by Rick Ross and Birdman. He was also featured on two tracks on the 2013 YMCMB compilation album Rich Gang, including « Panties To The Side » with Bow Wow, French Montana and Tyga. He confirmed guest appearances on Guddaville: The Album to come from Lil Wayne, Busta Rhymes, and Drake, while also saying his dream collaborations would be with Kool G Rap or Dr. Dre. On March 11, 2014, Young Money released their second compilation album Young Money: Rise of an Empire, where Gudda was featured on two songs, « Fresher Than Ever » and « You Already Know ». L.A.T (Loyalty Amongst Thieves) will be released in July 2014.