|“Hoochie Mama” (feat. Tyga)
WATCH: https://youtu.be/G3I-0LQCbiwSuperghetto (Deluxe)
What the press is saying about Superghetto:
“Superghetto is another strong reminder of how much Buddy has to offer.”
“an eclectic mix of rap and R&B crooning that shows off the Compton-bred lyricist’s impressive range.”
“Superghetto is another masterful project from Buddy, who continues to prove himself to be a true craftsman when creating a cohesive body of work.”
(July 29, 2022) – Following his sophomore album Superghetto, released earlier this year, Compton’s own Buddy returns to announce the project’s deluxe edition arriving on Septemper 9th via Cool Lil Company / RCA Records. In addition to the announcement, Buddy also shares the visualizer for a new version of his Superghetto track “Hoochie Mama,” featuring Tyga.
In addition, kicking off next month, Buddy will play shows in New York City, Houston, Las Vegas and more supporting Blxst on his Before You Go tour. Purchase tickets HERE.
Superghetto finds Buddy continuing to expand his uniquely eclectic sound, utilizing his unusual blend of experiences and influences to tap into a wide swath of moods as diverse and expansive as the Los Angeles area itself. The 10-track project, which now includes 4 new songs, features appearances from Tinashe, T-Pain, and Ari Lennox as well as the previously released single “Wait Too Long” featuring Blxst, which Buddy previously performed on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.
Watch “Hoochie Mama” and listen to Superghetto above, see full album details and tour routing below and stay tuned for more from Buddy coming soon.
Upcoming Tour Dates:
8/8/22 – New York, NY @ The Greens on The Rooftop at Pier 17
8/9/22 – Silver Spring, MD @ The Fillmore
8/10/22 – Philadelphia, PA @ Theatre of Living Arts
8/12/22 – Charlotte, NC @ The Underground
8/17/22 – Fort Lauderdale, FL @ Revolution Live
8/19/22 – New Orleans, LA @ House of Blues New Orleans
8/20/22 – Dallas, TX @ House of Blues Dallas
8/22 – Houston, TX @ House of Blues Houston
8/23/22 – Austin, TX @ Emos Austin
8/25/22 – Denver, CO @ Summit Music Hall
8/26/22 – Salt Lake City, UT @ The Depot
8/28/22 – Las Vegas, NV @ House of Blues Las Vegas
8/20/22 – Tempe, AZ @ Marquee Theatre
Cool Lil Company / RCA Records
July 29, 2022
01. Hoochie Mama
02. Ghetto 24
03. Wait Too Long feat Blxst
04. Black 2
05. High School Crush
06. Happy Hour (feat. TPain)
07. Coolest Thing (feat. Ari Lennox)
08. Aint Fair
09. Bad News
11. Or Something
12. Long Day (Pussy Crazy) (feat. Gwen Bunn)
13. Broad Day
14. Hoochie Mama (feat. Tyga)
Born and raised in Compton, California, Buddy seemed destined for greatness at an early age. He was just 15 years old when he had his first brush with stardom, signing to Pharrell’s Star Trak imprint and releasing his first viral single, “Awesome Awesome.” A few short years later, he had delivered on that promise with the soulful, autobiographical RCA Records debut, Harlan & Alondra, in 2018.
A stark departure from the G-funk sounds listeners might have expected given Buddy’s origins, Harlan & Alondra was instead an eclectic collection of sun-soaked styles influenced by Buddy’s experiences. After years playing within LA’s flourishing underground scene, he’d developed relationships with prominent musicians, adding his own church-honed flair, and come up with a unique style that brought critical acclaim to his major-label debut and a hunger to see what he would come up with next.
After detours through J. Cole’s vaunted Revenge of the Dreamers III recording sessions and releasing the Jank Tape, Vol. 1 mixtape alongside Los Angeles native Kent Jamz, Buddy builds even more on his debut’s sonic experimentation with its follow-up, Superghetto. Again, Buddy utilizes his unusual blend of experiences, tapping into moods as diverse and expansive as the L.A. area itself. On album opener “Hoochie Mamas,” he delves into the party-rap ratchet-style that has been the backbone of the city’s underground scene for years for comic tales of racy mischief.
Then, he turns on a dime to relay recollections of life at the bottom of America’s totem pole on the moody title track, laying bare the lows he’s survived as readily as he celebrates the highs on “Black 2,” the spiritual successor to his pride anthem, “Black.” “I was talking about different Black things that we just self proclaim,” he says of his decision to revisit the track, “And just that Black pride that we have, I was putting all that on the mic. The second one is a cool vibe record, but it still has that prolific message about just Black pride and just being Black.”
He truly breaks out of the box with “HSC,” taking on the loose-limbed energy of an indie garage band while putting his own sly twist on the formula. He continues that upbeat, pop-rock vibe on “Bad News,” spinning a “gangster” narrative over a backing beat that wouldn’t be out of place on a Beach Boys compilation. Taken, together, these tracks highlight his philosophy for this album — and really, for his life.
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