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Compton rapper Buddy's rise has been a slow grind, but it seems to have done him all sorts of good. Signed to Pharrell's i am OTHER label, he's had access to some of the best songwriters and producers in the industry, something that was glaringly obvious on his soulful Zane Lowe-premiered 2016 single "Shine." Yesterday, he released his collaboration with beat genius Kaytranada, a smart, tightly-produced track that has Buddy jumping between stoned rap melodies and intentionally catchy choruses, showcasing his skills.
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