Collie Buddz

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Collie Buddz
Collie Buddz performing at the Sound Academy nightclub in Toronto, January 2012.
Collie Buddz performing at the Sound Academy nightclub in Toronto, January 2012.
Background information
Birth nameColin Patrick Harper
Born (1984-08-21) August 21, 1984 (age 37)
New Orleans, Louisiana, United States
OriginBermuda
GenresDancehall, reggae, reggae fusion, soca
Years active2006–present
LabelsHarper Digital, Sony Music Entertainment
Websitewww.colliebuddz.com

Colin Patrick Harper (born August 21, 1984), better known by his stage name Collie Buddz, is a Bermudian reggae artist best known for his single "Come Around".[1]

Career[edit]

Although Harper was born in New Orleans, Louisiana, his mother was born in a small Bermudian village and he was raised in Bermuda, where his mother was born. He studied audio engineering with Noah Zamudio at Full Sail University in Winter Park, Florida.[2] His name is based on slang for cannabis, and he has been photographed[3] flaunting a device commonly used for its consumption.[4]

Buddz performed on Shaggy's 2007 studio album Intoxication on the track "Mad Mad World".

Self-titled album[edit]

On June 7, 2007, he released his debut self-titled album on Columbia and Sony BMG. It included his first single "Come Around" and second single "Blind To You". However, his greatest radio success was "Mamacita", which boasted sales of approximately 4 million copies thanks to this hit single.

Buddz is well known for his 2007 hit "Blind to You" and performing the song on stage with a guest from the audience who he calls on stage to sing the "Third Verse". One of his more memorable on stage guests was a man he dubbed "Big Jerry" who he brought on stage during Cali Roots X.[5]

After his debut album, Buddz launched his own record label 'Harper Digital Entertainment'.

Touring and EP's[edit]

In 2008, he performed his song "S.O.S." on WWE The Music, Vol. 8 as the entrance theme for wrestler Kofi Kingston. He also appeared in a 2009 remix of Kid Cudi's single "Day 'n' Nite".

Buddz released his first EP, Playback on July 12, 2012. It featured eight tracks with different producers such as Baby Dee Beats, Green Lion, Homegrown Kush, Seani B, Star Kutt, Supa Dups, and TJ Records.

In 2013, he was a featured act with Rebelution, Matisyahu, and Zion I of The Green on the Good Vibes Tour. Buddz' festival appearances include Lollapalooza, Outside Lands, Hot 97 Summer Jam, Reggae on the Rocks, California Roots Music and Arts Festival, UCLA JazzReggae, Seattle City Arts festival, Manifestivus, and the Marley Family's 9 Mile Music Festival, among others.

Buddz released his second EP, Blue Dreamz on May 1, 2015, which featured seven new tracks.

Good Life and Hybrid[edit]

He released his second studio album Good Life on May 19, 2017 via Harper Digital Entertainment.[6] It features guest appearances from Snoop Dogg, Jody Highroller (AKA Riff Raff), Kat Dahlia, Kreesha Turner, and P-Lo. The album peaked at #1 on the US Billboard Reggae Albums chart and #29 on the Independent Albums chart.

His third studio album Hybrid, which released on May 24, 2019 via Harper Digital topped the Billboard reggae albums chart, #70 on the Billboard 200 and #20 on the Independent Albums chart.[7] The album features special guests, B Young, Dizzy Wright, Johnny Cosmic, Russ, Stonebwoy and Tech N9ne.

Cali Roots Riddim[edit]

Buddz released his own Riddim album, Cali Roots Riddim 2020 on May 22, 2020. He produced all 22 tracks and worked with Stick Figure guitarist and reggae artist/producer Johnny Cosmic who mixed and also produced the tracks. The compilation made it to #7 on Billboard Reggae Albums chart. The album features one riddim or rhythm that includes the top reggae rock artists' performing their interpretation of it, including Collie Buddz himself. Some of the bands featured are Arise Roots, Bumpin Uglies, Common Kings, The Elovaters, The Expendables, Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad, Iya Terra, The Movement, Ozomatli, Pepper, SOJA, and Yellowman, among others.

He released another riddim compilation, Cali Roots Riddim 2021 on May 28, 2021 with 27 tracks; once again mixed and additional produced by Johnny Cosmic. It features top reggae/rock bands such as Alborosie, Atmosphere, Ballyhoo!, The Expanders, Groundation, Iration, Josh Heinrichs, KBong, New Kingston, Passafire, Through The Roots, Tropidelic, and many more.

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

  Chart History[8]
Year Album Label Billboard 200 US Indie US R&B US Rap US Reggae
 2007 Collie Buddz Columbia/Sony BMG  68 15 7 1
 2017 Good Life  Harper Digital Entertainment 29 1
 2019 Hybrid  Harper Digital 79 20 1

Extended plays (EPs)[edit]

  Chart History[9]
Year Album Label Billboard US Reggae
 2011 Playback EP  Harper Digital
 2015 Blue Dreamz EP  Harper Digital 3

Compilations (Riddims)[edit]

  Chart History
Year Album Label Billboard US Reggae
 2020 Cali Roots Riddim 2020  Harper Digital 7
 2021 Cali Roots Riddim 2021  Harper Digital TBD

Promos (Mixtapes)[edit]

  Chart History
Year Album Label Billboard peak
 2007 420 Mixtape  Harper Digital Entertainment
 2009 On The Rock  Harper Digital Entertainment
 2010 The Last Toke  Harper Digital Entertainment

Singles[edit]

Title Release Date Album
"Come Around"  2007 Collie Buddz
"Blind To You"  2007 Collie Buddz
"Mamacita"  2007 Collie Buddz
"Tomorrow's Another Day"  2007 Collie Buddz
"What A Feeling" (feat. Paul Wall)  2007 Collie Buddz
"Sensimilla" (feat. Roache)  2007 Collie Buddz
"Defend Your Own"  2007 Collie Buddz
"Love Deh"  2007 Collie Buddz
"Movin' On"  2007 Collie Buddz
"Wild Out"  2007 Collie Buddz
"My Everything"  2007 Collie Buddz
"Lonely" (feat. Yung Berg)  2007 Collie Buddz
"Let Me Know It" 2007 Collie Buddz
"The First Time" 2007 Collie Buddz
"Defend Your Own" (feat. Krayzie Bone)  2007 Collie Buddz
"Blind To You" 2007 Collie Buddz
"Hustle"  2007 Collie Buddz
"B-E-R-M-U-D-A" 2007 420 Mixtape
"Come Around" (feat. Shaggy) 2007 420 Mixtape
"S.O.S."  2008 WWE The Music, Volume 8
"She Gimme Love"  2008 I Love Ragga (Single)
"Eyez" January 1, 2009 (Single)
"Herb Tree"  January 14, 2009 On The Rock (Mixtape)
"Fly Away" (with Michael Montano)  2009 (Single) (song on Heavenly Drum by Michael Montano)
"Par Wid I Mon" March 6, 2009 (Single)
"Mary Jane"  2010 The Last Toke (Mixtape)
"Private Show"  2010 The Last Toke (Mixtape)
"Serious"  2010 The Last Toke (Mixtape)
"Now She's Gone"  2010 The Last Toke (Mixtape)
"Phone Call"  2010 The Last Toke (Mixtape)
"Young Girl"  2010 The Last Toke (Mixtape)
"Not For No Chain"  2010 The Last Toke (Mixtape)
"Never Good Enough" (feat. Major Lazer & Lindi Ortiz) November 3, 2010 (Single)
"Kush" (Collie Buddz Remix) (Dr. Dre feat. Snoop Dogg & Akon) December 13, 2010 (Single)
"Start It Up" (Remix)  December 24, 2010 (Single)
"Holiday"  2011 Playback EP
"Come Down"  2011 Playback EP
"Playback"  2011 Playback EP
"On My Way Back Home" (feat. Sean Paul)  2011 Playback EP
"I Feel So Good"  2011 Playback EP
"Hope" (feat. Demarco)  2011 Playback EP
"Won't Be Long"  2012 (Single)
"Nuh Easy"  2012 Sweety & Nuh Easy (Single)
"No Time"  2012 Cornershop Riddim (Single)
"Ganja Pipe" September 6, 2012 (Single)
"Payback's A B**ch"  2013 (Single)
"My Yout" (with Joey Bada$$)  2013 (Single) (song on Summer Kings by Joey Bada$$)
"Smoke the Weed" (with Snoop Lion)  2013 (Single) (song on Reincarnated by Snoop Dogg)
"Light It Up" October 19, 2013 (Single)
"Prescription"  2015 Blue Dreamz EP
"Go Hard"  2015 Blue Dreamz EP
"It Nice" (Produced by Jr Blender) July 8, 2015 (Single)
"Wake & Bake" (with Iamsu! & Berner)  October 5, 2015 (Single)
"Yesterday" (feat. Jody Highroller & Snoop Dogg) July 10, 2017 (Single)
"Good Life"  2017 Good Life
"Control"  2017 Good Life
"Save Me From The Rain" (feat. Kat Dahlia)  2017 Good Life
"Part of My Life"  2017 Good Life
"Used To" (feat. Kreesha Turner)  2017 Good Life
"Level" (feat. P-Lo)  2017 Good Life
"Legal Now" April 20, 2018 (Single)
"Love & Reggae"  2019 Hybrid
"Bounce It" (feat. Stonebwoy)  2019 Hybrid
"The Feeling" (feat. Johnny Cosmic)  2019 Hybrid
"Show Love"  2019 Hybrid
"Callaloo" (feat. Dizzy Wright)  2019 Hybrid
"Legal Now"  2019 Hybrid
"Bank" (feat. B Young & Russ)  2019 Hybrid
"Love Is Life"  2019 Hybrid
"Time Flies" (feat. Russ)  2019 Hybrid
"Everything Blessed" (feat. Tech N9ne)  2019 Hybrid
"Chill Out" (feat. Anthony B)  May 22, 2020 Cali Roots Riddim 2020 (Single)
"Hold Firm"  May 22, 2020 Cali Roots Riddim 2020 (Single)
"Brighter Days" June 12, 2020 (Single)
"Deh Yah" (with Gyptian & Ricky Blaze) September 11, 2020 (Single)
"Planter's Paradise" (with Kamrun)  November 13, 2020 (Single)
"Close To You" December 4, 2020 (Single)
"Sun and the Moon" (with Johnny Cosmic) January 22, 2021 (Single)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Jeffries, David. "Biography: Collie Buddz". AMG. Retrieved 23 June 2021.
  2. ^ Esther Park (2007-05-24). "A Star Is Buddz". Miami New Times. Retrieved 23 June 2021.
  3. ^ "The Magic-Flight Launch Box". Mflb.tumblr.com. 2012-04-26. Retrieved 23 June 2021.
  4. ^ "Question about magic flight launch box". Marijuana.com. Retrieved 23 June 2021.
  5. ^ Collie Buddz brings out special guest 'Big Jerry' for third verse of Blind To You at Cali Roots 2019, retrieved 23 June 2021
  6. ^ Radic, Randy (2017-07-18). "Reggae Sensation Collie Buddz Releases New Album – "Good Life"". Huffington Post. Retrieved 23 June 2021.
  7. ^ Jackson, Kevin (2019) "Collie Buddz tops Billboard", Jamaica Observer, 11 December 2019. Retrieved 25 December 2019
  8. ^ https://www.billboard.com/ music/collie-buddz/chart-history/TSL
  9. ^ "Collie Buddz". Billboard. Retrieved 2021-06-23.

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