Interview: Buddy Talks Musical Inspirations, The City Slickers And Much More


PX, Meet Buddie. The Arkansas born, now Atlanta living producer likes his drums. Wherever they go, he goes!!! (see what I did there?)

Who are you and where are you from?
My name is Buddie, I come from very small place on the east side of Arkansas. A small place called Crittenden, county. Earle to be exact.

When did you first discover your music talent?
I first discovered my music talent in about the 5th grade. My friends and I use to beat on our desks and lunch tables. I swear we rapped until we got detention.


Who has been your greatest inspirations musically and why?
My greatest inspiration was my brother and my 2 cousins. They use to have a group called CITY SLICKERS. I remember they use to hang the microphone from the ceiling fan with a sock around the microphone lol. I use to want to play on their computer so bad that I use to sneak and do it, but they caught me but eventually just let me play with it.

What do you feel you offer the music community that’s different from other producers?
I feel I have a sound that not just a young crowd, but a much older crowd could listen to as well. I feel when the right person hears my sound it will be epic. With the right lyrics my music can touch hearts of millions. I have music that sounds happy, I have music that could make you cry, and I have music that can upset you, I make all of my music off my own personal emotions.

Have you faced any problems in getting to this point in your career that you’re especially proud of being able to conquer?
Man how many problems, It seemed I couldn’t stay out of jail or out of trouble. So I moved to Atlanta with no one and like fifty dollars in my pocket. I stayed on Peach Tree and Pine for months. Some nights I had to sleep outside because I couldn’t make it in time. I wasn’t homeless, homeless is a state of mind. So I stayed focused on my dream knowing what I could be. I stayed on my grind and I stayed prayed up so I wasn’t scared of a thing.

What do you want people to get from your music?
I just want people to feel my pain.

When can we expect some new music from you?
You can expect new music from me for as long as I have breath. I worked hard to be who I am. So it’s easy for me to make high class music.

What has been your biggest “WOW’’ moment in your career so far?
I swear my biggest “WOW” moment is when I won the BEAT ROYALE competition. That boosted my confidence so much and it made a lot of people proud of me. Now it’s not a doubt in my mind that I could be great one day.

If you could collaborate with one artist, living or dead, who would it be and why?
I got this beat I’ve had since 2008 that I remade at least 8 times. It’s a sample from Three Dog Night called “One is the loneliest number”. I been holding on to this beat so long because I could hear only 1 person on it and that’s Lil Wayne. I actually won Beat Royale with this track.

Do you have a specific style that you produce or a track that defines your style?
No I don’t feel like I have a specific style because I make my beats off my emotions. If anyone came to me needing a track but they didn’t like what I played, I would like to sit down with that person and start from scratch until we come up with something they love.

Just a random question…if you weren’t producing music what would you like to be doing with your career?
I really couldn’t tell you because that’s what I do is produce music and rap all day, but if I wasn’t relevant anymore I would probably give the younger people opportunity. The younger people from my community that looks up to me.

For more on Buddie, connect with him on Instagram here

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I spin records. I write things. I love a good photo. And imma foodie.

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