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Pharrell-Signed Rapper Buddy Talks 'Shine' Video & New Album: 'I Just Feel Like a Light Walking Around'

"I can't help it," the Compton-bred artist tells us. "I been shining all the time"

Pharrell's i am OTHER signee Buddy just dropped the Andy Hines–directed video for his new single "Shine," and Fuse had a chance to chat with the Compton MC about its significance. "It means a lot," he says in the interview above. "I can't help it. I been shining all the time. I'm just so happy, and just so—I just feel like a light walking around, as black as I am."

YG's "Fuck Donald Trump" partner Nipsey Hussle co-stars in the video:

Elsewhere in our conversation, Buddy talks about the way he "grew up as a full-fledged entertainer rather than just like somebody trying to rap about stuff," and a secretive album coming at the beginning of 2017. Unlike the starry 2014 mixtape Idle Time, which featured Miley CyrusKendrick Lamar, Pharrell and Boi-1da, Buddy's aiming to keep the cameos light and show "more of myself" this time.

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