Buddy May Be One Of The Best Singing MCs. A New Song Shows Both Talents
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Buddy made one one of 2018’s most impressive albums in Harlan & Alondra. Named to Ambrosia For Heads‘ best-of list, the RCA Records LP featured the smooth realism of “Trouble On Central,” the shrug of “Shameless,” and the relatable “Real Life Sh*t.” Now, Buddy has released a Deluxe Edition of the LP, containing four additional songs.
One of those songs is “Bad Attitude.” Like Buddy’s catalog throughout the 2010s, the track walks the line between rapping and singing. Proud of his accomplishments as a voice of Compton that’s shown new range, Buddy looks at his life now. With a knocking drum line with some piano accents, this versatile artist looks at his hustle. Not in the best mood, Buddy is gifted at applying the circumstances of his life to a spirit that non-entertainers can relate to. In the past, that’s been family woes, broken cars, and care navigating the streets. This time, it’s a packed schedule and not enough rest. He drives the track with a melodic chorus. Although he rarely leads with it, the 25-year-old has one of the brightest voices among rappers. Background vocalists enhance the presentation at the close.
2019 promises to be a big year for the artist born Simmie Sims, III. He was among the invited guests at J. Cole’s Dreamville sessions. The Harlan & Alondra deluxe edition also includes a song with Cole’s artists, J.I.D. and Bas. However, Buddy stated that the track, “Link Up” was recorded in Los Angeles, California ahead of the Atlanta, Georgia gathering in January.
In addition to new music from Buddy, the playlist features cuts from Boogie, Eminem, Method Man, Anderson .Paak, Black Thought, Apollo Brown & Joell Ortiz, Mac Miller, Missy Elliott, Busta Rhymes, Childish Gambino, Action Bronson, Drake, Nas, Jay Rock, Westside Gunn, Kanye West & Kid Cudi, Pusha-T, Lil Wayne, Bun B, Dave East, Royce 5’9 (and his group PRhyme), Phonte, Masta Ace & Marco Polo, J. Cole, Logic, Trippie Redd, Kendrick Lamar, Black Milk, and a host of others.