Sep 17, 2018

Spend A Day in LA with Buddy

Compton raised Buddy's debut album Harlan & Alondra is a masterpiece. It compares to the handful of mixtapes and singles he’s released since turning 15 and getting signed by Pharrell almost a decade ago. In 2009, Pharrell saw a short video of Buddy (born Simmie Sims) performing, flew him to Miami, and signed him on the spot only to find himself waiting, and waiting, and waiting for anything to happen. The son of a preacher, Buddy’s parents had put him in the church choir and theater productions at a performing arts school Amazing Grace Conservatory in Long Beach.
I started listening to Buddy when Magnolia came out in 2017, named for the street in North Hollywood where he recorded it with Mike and Keyes.

He tells Fader:
“I’ve been on this whole little location type,” he explains. That’s, in part, what makes the full album special: it’s the most personal yet, named Harlan & Alondra for the Compton intersection Buddy was raised. “It’s just more of an insight into who I am as a person, my family and upbringing — just more of the ‘me vibes.’ -Buddy

I love Buddy's voice he is very melodic in his music and has the gift of being a singer and rapper. He is doing what he loves and makes amazing music. With tremendous respect in the game he just keeps doing what he does.

Listen to Harlan & Alondra here Harlan & Alondra


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