I thought things were supposed to move slower on the West Coast. With formerly new school artists like Pac Div and Nipsey Hussle approaching 5 years in the national consciousness, and Kendrick Lamar and the Odd Future collective currently enjoying their time in the spotlight, the next next generation of Westside wunderkind are at the on-deck circle and moving towards the batter’s box at an alarming rate.
Armed with cacophonous production by The Neptunes themselves, as opposed to one of their many disciples, Compton-native Buddy is the latest in a long line of streetwear-clad rappers who are light on substance but heavy on…well this is a pretty lighthearted effort all around. No need to over think. Put your headphones away. This one’s for the speakers.