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Known for hits like 'Come Around' & 'Mamacita' Collie Buddz is back with his newest album Good Life. Unlike his previ- ous work this is a straight up reggae fueled LP. Jammed full of beats that will get you 'turnted up', Buddz is securing fans worldwide with his latest offering. As the reggae star gets ready to come to London this coming October, he lets us know about owning his own "OG Kush hybrid" his upcoming LP & how being a father has added a whole new meaning to 'Good Life.' 2017 / ISSUE 100 REGGAE 49 So let's take it right back to the beginning, how did you get into reggae? I moved to Bermuda when I was 5 years old, reggae was the only mu- sic that we listened to, growing up from 5 - 20. It was a sound clash, it was David Rodigan versus Stone Love, Kilimanjaro versus Black Cat and really that's my upbringing, that's how I grew up, it was only reggae music. Tell us about your latest album Good Life? It's been ten years since I put out a full length album, it is a mix of old songs that I didn't really get to finish back in the day. So I actu- ally finished them on this album. It's been a long a journey, from ten years ago up until right now and to be honest, for me right now, I am living the Good Life, I have been able to be successful in my career, and do what I want to do with my music, so it's a blessing. So what is the 'Good Life' to you right now? Things have changed obviously with having kids, my daughter is six and my son is three, and it is definitely like I am living almost for them now, I want to see them have the best life ever and so that kinda translates into the songs of the lyrics as well. We know that you are a big weed supporter, so when did you start smoking weed? As a youth in Bermuda it is always around, and I mean it was always a part of reggae music, it kinda fell into place, with the whole mu- sic and I have actually come so far that I bought my own strain out here in California. It's called the 'Bermuda Triangle', The 'Bermuda Triangle' is a indica hybrid so it is like an OG Kush hybrid. So you worked with Snoop Dogg on the song 'Yesterday', did you know each other prior? It's actually funny that you say Snoop, cause Snoop smokes all day, every day, but nah, I never met Snoop Dogg before the track. We met briefly at a festival, I forget where it was but it was somewhere in the states, and we were actually on a few tracks together and never been in the studio. So it was Riff Raff that actually hit me up about the track, I got the song and I was like 'okay, cool' I am picturing like a real trap sort of song, so when he sent it to us I was like 'Yo, this is nice'. Cause he wasn't rapping or what- ever he was singing the chorus, and the actual managers of Riff Raff actually got Snoop Dogg on the track so I didn't even know he was going to be on there. So when you and Snoop do meet, who do you think would out smoke who? He would definitely out smoke me, 100%! You are going on tour in the UK this October, what are you most looking forward to? I love England, that's my place. Pubs and footy, I am there! Last time we were there we did Electric Ballroom in Camden and that was amazing, we also did Manchester, Birmingham, we haven't done Liverpool yet but we will get there one day. London, I am looking forward to that show, it's going to be turned up! You are already working on an- other album, you are clearly on a roll.... You know it's crazy, we already started working on a couple of tracks and I just had my studio hooked up just three days ago when we were on Oakland. I have had no sleep, I am just working on things, and I am not sure where it is going to go, you never know until you have enough songs in the archive, then you can say 'o'right this is the direction.' So what vibe are going for with this LP? It's more like having fun but with a reality check at the same time. What would you do to make the world a better place? I would say free health care & free education. What would you feel a swimming pool with if it could be anything? In Bermuda we have a drink called Rum Swizzle, I would just like to swim in it and then take a sip every now and again. As long as there is no one else in the pool, and it's just me. Cause you never know some- one might be off in the corner, and might be like ' let me let the bladder flow'. So what's next? Just getting ready for the road life. "I AM LIVING THE GOOD LIFE, I HAVE BEEN ABLE TO BE SUCCESSFUL IN MY CAREER, AND DO WHAT I WANT TO DO WITH MY MUSIC, IT'S A BLESSING.'' Patience Takyuka | Guestlist follow @CollieBuddz INTERVIEW: COLLIE BUDDZ

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