“One of this year’s brightest insurgents” The New Yorker
“Buddy is crossing generations, building new paths” The New York Times
“An emerging artist to be reckoned with” NPR
“Buddy’s knack for filling up empty space in bursts like this shows he can more than carry a song all his own” Pitchfork
Buddy continues his industrious streak this year by sharing a new song today. ‘Ain’t Sweet‘ features Matt Ox, the 15-year-old Philadelphia rapper and viral wunderkid, and marks the second track in a handful of new collaborations from Buddy to come this year following ‘Faces‘, which features his Grammy-nominated label mate Lucky Daye. Listen to ‘Ain’t Sweet‘ HERE.
The new track also arrives after Buddy’s powerful, cinematic visual for ‘Black 2‘, the sequel to ‘Black‘ from his 2018 debut album Harlan & Alondra featuring A$AP Ferg, as well as his critically-acclaimed joint project with fellow LA rapper Kent Jamz, Janktape Vol 1., released in April.
‘Ain’t Sweet‘ continues a momentous past few months for Buddy that have poised him to become one of the year’s greatest breakout stars. Last year, he released the deluxe edition of his critically-acclaimed album Harlan & Alondra, joined Vince Staples on an explosive North American tour, performed at NPR’s Tiny Desk, The Late Late Show with James Corden and The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon. The same year, Buddy also played a major role in the Grammy-nominated Revenge of the Dreamers III album, featuring on seven tracks on the Director’s Cut version including fan favorites ‘Costa Rica‘ and ‘1993‘. Most recently, he was profiled in Document Journal and teamed up with fellow LA rapper Kent Jamz in April for Janktape Vol.1 which NPR called “one of the best collab tapes of 2020 so far.”
Listen to ‘Ain’t Sweet‘ feat. Matt Ox above and stay tuned for more from Buddy coming soon.
‘Ain’t Sweet‘ feat. Lucky Daye by Buddy is out now, buy/stream it here.