Add It Up – [Buddy]
Compton’s own, Buddy has been taking the industry by storm as of late. The 25-year-old was the last signee to Pharrell’s Star Trak label, recently renamed to I am OTHER, back in 2011. He released his first project, a mixtape titled IDLE TIME, in 2014 that featured the likes of Kendrick Lamar, Freddie Gibbs, Robin Thicke and Miley Cyrus. His debut album, Harlan & Alondra, was released in late July and received critical acclaim from publications and artist around the country. Known for his blend of hip-hop and jazz, Buddy has remerged to share a new song on his SoundCloud titled, “Add It Up.” The song exploits Buddy’s range as a vocalist as he bounces along to a funky, gospel-fused beat that focuses on live instrumentation. The song is a motivational anthem, sampling a passionate sermon whose message aligns with the song’s overall theme; resilience. Listen to Buddy’s new song and tell us your thoughts in the comments below!