Buddy
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Buddy

Detroit, Michigan, United States | SELF

Detroit, Michigan, United States | SELF
Band Hip Hop R&B

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Discography

As main performer: 13, March 13, 2013

As Ingenuity (w/ Sigidy & B.Ez): Ingenuity, 2007

As The VirtuoSouls: Feng Shui, 2009, Things that Go Bump in the Night, 2010, The Righteous Quest for Jamaican Kool-Aid, 2011

Beat Tapes: Suites Addressing Hip-Hop

Production Credits (executive produced projects):
The VirtuoSouls- Feng Shui, The Righteous Quest for Jamaican Kool-Aid
restrictEd- The Silver Lining, Chapter Ariel, The Golden Child from Atlantis
Merlie Merle- Words With Friends, The Legend of Dopeman, Kungfoo Treachey 2, Cool
Sigidy- The Revenge
A.D.- Utopia, Eonian F.I.R.E.
J-Stielz- Young White Male, White Rap is Dead
Intricate Minds- Legion of Tunes

Production Credits (individual songs):
Raven Sorvino-Convenient Friend
Mystery-Lies No More
Ingenuity- Cold Flame ft. Sigidy, Buddy & B.Ez, 1, 2, 3 ft. Sigidy & Buddy, Microphone Check ft. Sigidy, Buddy & B.EZ, I'd Rather be with you ft. Sigidy & B.EZ
MailMaxx- MAXIMUS
CG Everyday- Devine Retribution
Decando- It's Forever ft. restrictEd & Buddy
Caesa- Wally World
Alisha Baldwin- Unthinkable
Andri Lamar- Hometown
Green Horton- The Gimmick
Mr. Djeno- Sweet Lips, Truth Hurts

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Born and raised in Detroit, MI, Buddy has been in band playing multiple instruments such as the trumpet, drums, clarinet, trombone, baritone and piano. However, he didn’t realize how much passion he had for hip hop. Rapping at the early age of 9, Buddy and his cousin would rap over cassette tapes in which Buddy would loop Kriss Koss songs until they created an instrumental. Though others around him, including his sister, listened to hip hop artists like Tupac and Biggie, his parents listened to other genres. He grew up in a household where his father primarily listened to 80’s rock and his mother favored various Motown artists. As a result, Buddy began to develop a meticulous ear for composing music.
Buddy started composing music after acquiring a videogame entitled, “MTV Music Generator 2,” for Playstation 2. He continued producing music until they released the sequel, “MTV Music Generator 3” on Xbox. The sequel allowed you to sample songs, which intrigued Buddy to focus more on sampling. His cousin B.Cali was tired of Buddy calling himself a producer and decided to bring over popular computer software “Fruity Loops” (FL) a week before Buddy’s 13th birthday. Buddy didn’t like FL because he considered it to be too basic. As a result, B.Cali brought over “Propellerhead Reason 2.0” (Reason) and the rest is history. Buddy has been using Reason diligently ever since, upgrading when possible, and continues to be a sample based artist to this date.
Currently producing more than rapping, Buddy has executive produced more than 10 projects over the last 5 years. He hopes that one day his determination and drive will cultivate into a career that can be appreciated. He looks forward a day where he can be financially stable strictly off his music and be able to travel around the world changing lives with his production. Happiness is the long term goal for his musical successes instead of fame and fortune. Until then, his story is to be continued.