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Last year, Buddy dropped his debut album Harlan & Alondra and it was revered as one of the best rap albums in 2018. The Compton rapper is kicking off the new year with a special appearance on NPR’s renowned series Tiny Desk Concert, making him the first rapper to perform on the program in 2019.

During his set, Buddy performed “Legend,” “Trouble On Central,” “Hey Up There,” and “Real Life S**t.” According to NPR, Buddy lit up a blunt before he started “Hey Up There” which led to an unexpected delay because smoking isn’t allowed on the property, but that sequence wasn’t included in the final cut of the segment.

Scroll down and enjoy the mini concert. While you’re here, revisit our in-depth interview with Buddy right here. For more from the show, head over to NPR.

In other news, Lana Del Rey dropped a new single called “hope is a dangerous thing for a woman like me to have – but i have it.” Get all the details right here.

Words by Renz Ofiaza
Staff Writer

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