Collie Buddz

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... read moreBorn Colin Harper to Bermudian parents, Collie Buddz was raised primarily in Bermuda. Collie Buddz plays contemporary reggae with a heavy dancehall and hip-hop influence, and his melodic, appealing style earned him a deal with Sony BMG, who released the artist’s self-titled debut in 2007. The album...

Key songs

Come Around
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3:41
Mamacita
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3:17
Blind To You (Radio Version)
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3:48
Havetomorrow's Another Day
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3:16
Let Me Know
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3:06

Biography

Active: 2000s-2010s
Country Of origin: United States of America

Born in New Orleans but raised in Bermuda, dancehall singer Collie Buddz was entranced by the urban music of his island home. He favored dancehall the most, but soca and hip-hop were important too, all of which exploded out the speakers of his DJ brother. His brother was also involved in recording Collie's demo track "Come Around," an infectious song that blew up in Europe and topped the charts in the U.K. before it came to Jamaica. As the marijuana anthem was climbing the JA charts all the way up to number one, rapper Busta Rhymes cut his own unauthorized remix, which increased the track's presence on urban American radio. Guest vocals on a remix of Beyoncé's "Ring the Alarm" began his relationship with the Sony label, while hooking up with Lil' Flip for the rapper's I Need Mine album kept spreading the Collie Buddz name on the streets. Everything was in place as his second single, "Mamacita," and his self-titled debut album were both released by Sony in the summer of 2007. In 2011 he returned with the free download EP Playback. In 2014 he released the singles "Light It Up" plus "Yesterday" with Riff Raff and Snoop Dogg, while the release of "Prescription" followed in 2015. Following an extended hiatus, Buddz returned in 2017 with his second full-length album, Good Life, featuring guest appearances from Kat Dahlia, Kreesha Turner, P-Lo, Jody Highroller, and Snoop Dogg. The album topped the U.S. Reggae chart. Two years later, he returned with his third album, the self-produced Hybrid. ~ David Jeffries~ Rovi

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