Listen to Buddy’s New High-Energy Hit, Hollywood
Evan Dale // Oct 30, 2019
Compton native, musical enigma, and prolific workhorse, Buddy is a fan of doing the unpredictable. A rapper first, he’s also an adept vocalist and producer whose collaborative credits include names as outrageously important to music as Pharrell, Kaytranada, J. Cole, and Kendrick. And with that kind of collaborative range, too comes his own. And his latest single, Hollywood – also a collaborative effort with low-register melody king, Kent Jamz – is just another example of unpredictability and range manifesting themselves as an inventive hip-hop hit.
An experimental delivery from the very beginning of the track leaves Buddy shining as his risk-taking self before a multi-layered hook with Kent Jamz makes Hollywood one of the most addicting and anthemic party hits of the year so far. With yet another banger credited to his name this year, there is a case to be made that Buddy has been one of the most influential artists on music in 2019.