12 Songs, 39 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

The Buddy of Harlan & Alondra is a far cry from the Billionaire Boys Club-dipped teenager who sat beside Pharrell and rapped excitedly from a suburban rooftop in the video for his 2011 single “Awesome Awesome.” Where there was once skittering Neptunes production—which Buddy tackled with confidence beyond his years—there are now deeply funky basslines and a flow that lends itself to Nate Dogg-like harmonizing as much as it does the battle-ready bars of his past. The album is a glimpse into the artist’s life as it has unfolded since his debut, the Compton native taking great pride in his ability to navigate L.A.’s tiered social landscape (“Trouble on Central”) while bristling at the memory of selling weed to famous friends while living in an $800-a-month apartment (“Shameless”). Guests include A$AP Ferg, Ty Dolla $ign, and the perennial SoCal cosign—Snoop Dogg—who appears amid vocoder-ed background vocals on the boogie-referencing “The Blue.”

Parental Advisory: Explicit Lyrics. Mastered for iTunes

EDITORS’ NOTES

The Buddy of Harlan & Alondra is a far cry from the Billionaire Boys Club-dipped teenager who sat beside Pharrell and rapped excitedly from a suburban rooftop in the video for his 2011 single “Awesome Awesome.” Where there was once skittering Neptunes production—which Buddy tackled with confidence beyond his years—there are now deeply funky basslines and a flow that lends itself to Nate Dogg-like harmonizing as much as it does the battle-ready bars of his past. The album is a glimpse into the artist’s life as it has unfolded since his debut, the Compton native taking great pride in his ability to navigate L.A.’s tiered social landscape (“Trouble on Central”) while bristling at the memory of selling weed to famous friends while living in an $800-a-month apartment (“Shameless”). Guests include A$AP Ferg, Ty Dolla $ign, and the perennial SoCal cosign—Snoop Dogg—who appears amid vocoder-ed background vocals on the boogie-referencing “The Blue.”

Parental Advisory: Explicit Lyrics. Mastered for iTunes
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Ratings and Reviews

4.9 out of 5
50 Ratings
50 Ratings
KayPlaya ,

Too Much Fire

This Is The Album Of The Year

XoxoMonaXoxo ,

🔥♥️

How can I get ringtones 😩

Drugga ,

2018 got some justice with this album

Next one up. Buddy you got one. This one put you on... heard black on a HBO show Ballers, purchased the album on the spot. Then just finished it dropping my drunk as friend off across town played the whole album through. Great story being told. Rumble. 👊🏽💪🏾💯

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