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Pasadena rapper Buddy Bud talks New Music, Inspiration, & Influences in an Exclusive Interview with Mistah Wilson

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"I LISTEN TO EVERYBODY LITERALLY EVERYBODY AND ALL GENRES OF MUSIC. I HAVE A EAR FOR IT ALL!!! BUT NOT JUST ARTIST INSPIRE ME PEOPLE IN GENERAL INSPIRE ME." @Buddy Bud


Mistah Wilson: Yo, Buddy Bud! Honored to finally have you here with us for this exclusive interview with thawilsonblock magazine. How ya been?
Buddy Bud: I’VE BEEN SOLID BRO BRO JUST TRYNA STAY CONSISTENT AND STAY OUT THE WAY. AND I APPRECIATE YOU HAVING ME.

Mistah Wilson: For our audience reading this, could you give us a quick background on yourself?
Buddy Bud: I GO BY BUDDY BUD AND MY STAGE NAME WAS ACTUALLY MY NICKNAME AS A KID. I PROBABLY HAD 5 TO 7 RAP NAMES AND I WAS IN THE STUDIO WITH ONE OF THE HOMIES AND HE TOLD ME I SHOULD JUST GO WITH MY CHILDHOOD NICKNAME AND I PROBABLY SAT ON IT FOR A COUPLE WEEKS AND SAID YEA HE’S RIGHT SO HERE WE ARE NOW. I’VE BEEN INTO MUSIC EARLY. MY
WHOLE FAMILY ARE MUSICIANS. I STARTED OFF PLAYING THE PIANO AND DRUMS AROUND 9 OR 10 AND FROM THERE STARTED WRITING MY OWN LYRICS TO MELODIES I CAME UP WITH. I USE TO PRODUCE BEATS FOR MY COUSIN BACK IN THE DAY BUT HAD MORE PASSION IN RECORDING MUSIC.

Mistah Wilson: We go back some years. How would you say you've evolved as an artist over tha years?
Buddy Bud: BACK IN THE DAY I THOUGHT I WAS ILL AS FUCK!!! I GO BACK AND LISTEN TO THOSE TRACKS AND LAUGH. I HAD A COUPLE DIFFERENT STYLES. I REMEMBER I USE TO RAP FAST AND HAD A BACK PACK RAPPER STYLE. I’M NOT GOING TO LIE IT TOOK A LOT OF RECORDING AND WRITING. BUT TO ANSWER YOUR QUESTION I FOUND MY SOUND, MY LANE AND CADENCE. I STOPPED TRYING TO MIMICK OTHER RAPPERS FLOW AND HOW THEY SOUNDED AND PERFECTED WHAT I COULD DO TO RHYME BETTER.

Mistah Wilson: In your own words, what's the local music scene like in Pasadena, CA?
Buddy Bud: WE HAVE A LOT OF TALENT OUT HERE BUT EVERYBODY FOR THEMSELVES. IMA KEEP IT G, IT’S EVERY MAN FO THEMSELVES OUT HERE INSTEAD OF UNITY AND US ARTIST WORKING TOGETHER AND KILLIN SHIT.

Mistah Wilson: Let's talk new music! What current and upcoming projects do you have in tha works and who could we expect to see you collaborate with?
Buddy Bud: SO I DROPPED MY 3rd TAPE “CORTEZ & OEZ” IN NOVEMBER AND I’M WORKING ON MY NEW TAPE AS WE SPEAK. I DO HAVE A TITLE FOR IT BUT DON’T
WANT TO LEAK IT YET AND I’M NOT SURE ON THE DATE I’M DROPPING IT. I’VE BEEN PUSHING MYSELF TO DO A LOT MORE FEATURES THIS YEAR BUT I’M LOOKING TO WORK WITH WS BULLET, EV B, MAJOR JAMES, KING MACK, UNO MASH AND KATORI WALKER

Mistah Wilson: Who or what inspires you to create songs and why?
Buddy Bud: I LISTEN TO EVERYBODY LITERALLY EVERYBODY AND ALL GENRES OF MUSIC. I HAVE A EAR FOR IT ALL!!! BUT NOT JUST ARTIST INSPIRE ME PEOPLE IN GENERAL INSPIRE ME. I CAN HAVE A REGULAR CONVERSATION WITH SOMEONE AND WRITE A SONG ABOUT WHATEVER WE TALKED ABOUT. MOVIES, TV SHOWS, PODCAST AND THE NEWS INSPIRE ME.

Mistah Wilson: Who are some musical artists that have influenced tha artist you are today?
Buddy Bud: IT’S SO MANY BUT TUPAC, XZIBIT, EMINEM, TWISTA, BOOSIE, LIL WAYNE, NIPSEY HUSSLE, BONE THUGS, AND ACE HOOD

Mistah Wilson: What positive, encouraging words do you have for other aspiring artists and musicians?
Buddy Bud: PROMOTE YOURSELF AND DON’T LOOK FOR PEOPLE TO SUPPORT YOU. BLOCK ALL THE NEGATIVITY AND HATERS OUT DON’T TRY TO MAKE A HIT RECORD OR MUSIC FOR OTHER PEOPLE MAKE THE MUSIC THAT MAKES YOU FEEL GOOD.

Mistah Wilson: Where can we find and follow your music online?
Buddy Bud: YOUTUBE CHANNEL - BUDDY BUD
SOUNDCLOUD - BUDDY BUD
NEW SINGLE SEARCH - BUDDY BUD - NO ISSUE
MOST RECENT MUSIC VIDEO - BUDDY BUD - DEPENDIN ON ME
INSTAGRAM - BUDDYBUD__

Mistah Wilson: Yo, Buddy Bud! Thanks so much for coming thru for this exclusive interview with thawilsonblock magazine. If you have any shout outs, let's hear em...
Buddy Bud: I WANNA SHOUT OUT MY TEAM, MY 3 ENGINEERS COLI, MIC WEST AND IGOR. MY VIDEOGRAPHERS RODRIGO AND KG, MY MANAGER SCOOB, AND MY NICCAS BARNEY REBEL, JAYSEN LAZY, ZAAE AND NBD. AND I WANNA SHOUT OUT THAWILSONBLOCK AND THANK YOU AGAIN BING I APPRECIATE CHU MY G FO REACHING OUT AND HAVING THIS INTERVIEW WITH ME.

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