Pros: Has high-profile co-signs and more personality than most
Cons: We haven’t seen a full body of work yet.
Essential Listening: Upcoming mixtape Idle Time
Since being spotted in the studio with Snoop Dogg and Pharrell, word around town is that Buddy is next up. Although there’s still not much material available from the 18-year-old Compton rapper outside of his Neptunes-produced singles “Awesome, Awesome” and “Staircases” featuring Kendrick Lamar, there’s not much else that needs to be said. Those co-signs alone speak volumes.
Originally discovered by Scott Vener (former music director of Entourage), who put Pharrell on, Buddy is one of the few MCs signed to the Neptunes’ frontman’s i am Other label. His debut project Idle Time, will be the first time the world gets a taste of a full body of his work. However, it’s clear that this young rhymer is being primed for the big leagues. Let’s hope he doesn’t disappoint.