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."
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 Cyrus, Kendrick Lamar, Pharrell and Boi-1da, Buddy's aiming to keep the cameos light and show "more of myself" this time.