B.U.D.

B.U.D.

 Seattle, Washington, USA
BandHip HopR&B

B.U.D. Has been compared to Platinum Houston rapper Chamillionaire, but undoubtedly with his own style. His ability to, rap, sing, sing-rap, and write R&B style singles are unmatched! As a songwriter has been compared to NeYo.

Biography

B.U.D. has grown to truly be one of Seattle’s most captivating speakers. Whether it’s conversing frankly with a room full of youth about the positive side of staying in school and following their dreams, or moving hundreds at one of his concerts, audiences are engrossed by his words. On April 10th, 2010, he delivered his potent and highly anticipated LP, Chronic Illness.
“This album displays different levels in my life”, B.U.D. says of his new project. “I just want to let everyone know I am coming out, and that I am going to answer a lot of questions in the music. It’s intense and insightful; it’s gonna change the view of Seattle music and it’s me at my best.”
Chronic Illness’s title is a direct reference to B.U.D.’s goal of having great longevity in music business- a mentality he feels many artists make the big mistake of overlooking. It is that type of thinking that gives the album such diversity as B.U.D. made great efforts to create music for everyone.
“A lot of artists out now have lost the passion for creating timeless music. I have always been enamored how artists like Marvin Gaye, Michael Jackson, Run DMC, etc.; have music that can be played 20 years after it was released and still have the same effect. I strive to be that type of artist.”
The new albums official lead single is the #1 smash “Ice Cold,” a creative glance into the world of beautiful independent woman. Produced by acclaimed hitmaker Kevin Gardner, the jubilation take us to a place where the only thing more abundant than B.U.D.’s buzz, is his limitless flow of rhyme and melody.
“In so many of my records I’ve crafted that address women, they have always catered to me. In this particular record, I wanted to show my appreciation and reverse the roles a little. I tell the ladies don’t worry; the sky is the limit. No desire is too great. You are just as valuable as men in this society.”

Lyrics

Sound Off

Written By: B.U.D.

(1st Hook)

Sound off you don't wanna make me Sound off when we flow it makes you Sound off I came to get this Puget Sound off when we get on watch us turn your Sound off

(1st verse)

I use these artists just for target practice it's hard to match this the big screen starving actors it's starring rappers hip hop is multimedia if sales is down who hails the crown talking inside encyclopedias I'm gonna squeeze the game to last drop ask not you got in the game as a mascot ya hustle games unbelievable be crying about small amounts I got a accounts receivable hell no don't wanna be like you or your shadow south end seattle rocking sea light blue walk around with a short fuse I'm dope sifted don't get it twisted like cork screws this is 206 got a blue four fifth hit the set I bet you won't trip yeah he fronting like it's his town till them killas start gunning no longer real he start running like Chris Brown

(2nd hook repeat)

I'm on some other another category respect is mandatory they want our formulas formed in our laboratories think of us as free tutors recruiters "teach us to kill them track up to now been pea shooters" got a town full haters they down like the Raiders should hang around maybe our sound is contagious I'm sick man I sneeze hits before record labels we ceased this them crackers is square like cheeze its I'm off the hook like Fisherman in Switzerland drop shells that aint in the sand when in Japan got that killa flow don't roll with them killaz though just crazy since a baby I make cuts like umbilical

(3rd hook repeat)

Get By

Written By: B.U.D.

(1st verse)

Wake up early and I read me a scripture my day become clear like I'm painting a picture throw a blunt in the mixture then I start shining like a light in the fixture that's just way that I do things and I ain't superstitious had to keep me a routine always looking too clean a playground legend but not on that hoop dream about to ball till I hit ten feet though still considered small trying to make ends meet call me the black jew I been cheap see beauty comes from the money it's not skin deep so do what you gotta do move what you gotta move best be doing something because it's a lot of you see me doing nothing that ain't about to do ain't even kind of cool

(Hook)

I'm gonna stay fly until I hit the sky the niggaz don't care whether I live or die don't wanna go back to flipping pies just to get by I'm going hard up on my 9-5 and me and my boss ain't seeing eye to eye I hope I don't got ta ride tonight just to get by

(2 Verse)

One of the hardest things is clocking them hours didn't know that I'd be working with cowards and them powers that be wish my boss was pushing up flowers like the top floor of one of them towers we take ours to the streets can't look me in the eye then he dirty that's my boss act like he twenty and he thirty once a month he bleed cuz he girly act like everyday I come late and leave early
cuz all I'm doing getting by though I aint satisfied till I'm sitting high my coworkers care less if I live or die cuz I'm the best anything less is uncivilized so be you bet that I be me most of these cats is see through y'all can't see me it's like Hebrew y'all can't read me raps is like preview off of that TV

(Hook 2)

I'm gonna stay fly until I hit the sky these niggaz don't care whether I live or die don't wanna go back to flipping pies just to get by I'm going hard up on my 9-5 and me and my boss ain't seeing eye to eye I hope I don't got ta ride tonight just to get by

Ice Cold

Written By: B.U.D.

(Hook)

Ice cold. Yeah you know my baby Ice cold I can see her with my eyes closed yeah you know my baby ice cold

(1st verse)

She definitely a keeper ice cold should be wrapped up in a freezer nice though most would just give her the visa uppety unluckily she known as a diva a premadonna say she only a trophy they mostly on her cuz she finer than most be closely watch her cuz she be rocking that dolce & gabanna like a sauna haters hot cuz she chose me all the ladies turn up they noses she always out modeling popping them poses men buy her champaigne and roses have your man open till that joint closes yeah you the coldest I ever felt so much back probably don't wear belt if I touch ya betcha I'll make you melt S.O.S. man I need help

(Hook repeat)

(2nd verse)

Have too much she'll give me that brain freeze got me stuck and ain't even my main squeeze she smoke bomb it ain't ever no plain trees and get that cheddar I ain't talking bout plain cheese the definition of bad chick not average know the game at all facets a real actor grew from an actress a real factor perfection from practice it's like whatever you want think she pretty think you cute at the club on a hunt 09' on them dubs and will stunt looking for the next baller or the thug of the month always busines it ain't ever personal he want her horizontal she trying to go vertical no she ain't hiding be riding convertible break hearts yeah she know how to work it slow

(Hook repeat)

Get Away

Written By: B.U.D.

Written by: B.U.D. featuring Merrydean

(Hook)

I prayed that we could just hoped that we could just maybe we can get away I prayed that we could just hoped that we could just maybe we can get away

(1st verse)

I keep it mellow open doors saying hello while them other fellows take you for granted foot to the pedal and my girls in stillettos soon we'll be cruising across the atlantic we got all the cars parked in garages so we can just enjoy our massages you see we work hard to make them deposits them skeletons can stay in the closets we both got benzes swing for the fences yeah we're two independents just for instance bought her a business no loans or other contingents I keep it true what I rep until the day that I'll be losing breath fouling out can't get used to the ref lets take a trip think I'm losing my step

(Hook repeat)

(2nd verse)

Where we're going they ain't worried about no bomb mostly Ron cocoa leaves and opiates puff bomb chilling in the front lawn where I'm from that's just never appropriate besides my girl they're all just associates we got a union that's colder than Soviets a solo trip is the loneliest these hoes gonna wanna pimp but the phoniest but we be visiting villages might steal a kid for the day to show em how real it is to them a hero my world is villainous and chilling with B.U.D. will kill a ventriloquist riding cargo with Darko Milicic and bumping "Chronic Illness" he saying they feeling this stay overseas you killing it and bring ya lady y'all should get away and chill a bit

(Hook repeat 2)

Discography

B.U.D.- Chronic Illness LP released in 2010. Released the Smash singles "Get By," "Sound Off," & Get Away. All playing in regular rotation on Peekaboosplayhouse radio!

Urban Seeds (Live band)- Grow LP released in 2011. B.U.D. is the lead singer/MC. Released singles "All in a Day," & "Shady People". Now playing on LastFm, and iHeart.