Bruce Buddah is an alternative funk and hip-hop artist based in Boston.Trademarked by soulful vocals, playful lyrics and boundless energy, Buddah’s offbeat brand of hip-hop isn’t afraid to experiment. Buddah’s unique sound draws from an eclectic variety of genres like alternative R&B, psychedelic ambient and funk. Buddah’s artistry feels true and unfiltered, with heartfelt lyrics alternating between pain and joy on every track. Having fun whilst making music is as important to Buddah as the end result. The artist grew up around musicians.Today, Buddah continues to connect with the joy and healing that making music brings and with musical role models spanning from Kendrick Lamar, Nas, Stevie Wonder, Pharrell, and Erykah Badu as inspirations, it seems the only way is up for Bruce Buddah. So, we decided to catch up with him for an exclusive interview on Camden Monthly.
What inspired you to get into music?
I was inspired to get into music since a kid as far back as 5 years old going to the studio with my father watching him go through the process, hearing something different from what I was hearing on the radio, That was the start for me.. i used to go in the booth at 5 years old and speak in the microphone. After that I always wanted to be involved. When I was 8 i said I wanted to be a music producer when I grow up.
How would you describe your music?
My music comes from my personal experiences. I give myself solutions and questions.. sometimes I feel as I’m speaking to the spirit when I write and perform it’s all energy. I want my music to also lead myself and others in a positive way. I love giving music characters and art I think of It as a canvas and I can use a brush to really detail what I want to put out or just have fun and throw paint and still captivate the thinker and listener.
What would you say is your recording and song writing style?
When I’m preparing for writing music I first tap into a book and read. I listen to a few different artist to gain some inspiration for ideas and vibes. After i get the vibe I write down a concept and think of words that are associated with the concept, I think of situations based off the concept, and I’ll take my feelings and capture them to add to writing, once my song is written I practice and practice til I hear new ideas to add for Adlibs and extra space for creativity and melodies. Once I have the song right I prepare to record. Before I record I have to mediate and do some yoga to build the energy i want for the record.
Where would you like to see your music career in 5 years time?
In 5 years I am a very influential artist and I have payed a way for generations after me doing something very different in the music industry and being open and inviting. Building with other artists and sharing a platform that works to keep music and creating alive!!
Where can music fans listen your music?
Bruce Buddah is streaming on all platforms Spotify is where I want my audience to tune in.
Listen to Bruce Buddah on Spotify here