BuddaFlyWolf has co-produced on some records that you heard of. He recently helped with Ye Ali’s project, Traphouse Jodeci 2, by co-producing and producing some tracks off the project. He has been producing for some time now, and now his creativeness is spreading to where fans can relate to his vibes. We have caught up with the Florida native and discussed how the growth of producing, his recent project he dropped and more.
RESPECT.: What made you get into producing?
I always had an ear for music. I always found ways to connect to music when I was growing up. When I was nine and up BET Soul Donnie Simpson was the thing in the house. My first experience listening to tonality and vocal depth, was by listening to Sade. I learned how she spoke with her tone. I identified with music early on as a kid and it is how I express myself to this day. In 2002 to 2003 Pharell was a huge influence to me. Either way I am still a student of music at the end of the day.
RESPECT.: With the release of Traphouse Jodeci 2 with Ye Ali, tell us your experience working with the r&b island guru?
I had beats on my catalog on SoundCloud literally just dropping beats from 2011, consistently till and how the universe aligns, Ye found out about me thru it. I’m happy to be apart of the project as co-producing and producing some tracks on it. It definitely has been a fresh energy of r&b and musical atmosphere for the scene of genre he is in. I had the pleasure of working hand-in-hand with him and his camp and still do. A lot in store in the future.
RESPECT.: How you get the name Buddafly Wolf? What does it mean?
It is a bit of an epiphany/ metaphorical analogy. Butterfly is just phrased differently. It constructs by a wolf’s connection to a butterfly. Butterfly meaning open toward a new series of ideas. Blossoming always. It allows me to be as free spirited as the idea of a butterfly,creative and grounded at the same time with the nature of the wolf. Instinctual. I value the approach of feeling, and it mixes with each other. It is a balance in between of life and music.
RESPECT.: What can you say is your style of music?
It is very grounded in a mix of R&B, Soul, Jazz, Funk and ‘80s wave. A hybrid of some sort. I’m not trying to label it to some degree. I can be a musician and beat maker and/or producer all at the same time. I am here to make and create what I feel and paint sonically, as well as, examine how artists paint with their words when we collaborate.
RESPECT.: Define RESPECT.
When you walk into a room, you should know what you value by knowing your worth, gift or craft. I know what I represent by valuing my worth and listening to my identity as a musician or producer. You should not be intimidated to do the thing that makes you different.
RESPECT.: I had seen you had worked with Kehlani in the past, tell us your experience about that?
The record was “Bad Ting.” I didn’t think she would get on the beat but it is an underground classic.
RESPECT.: With the Jimmy Kimmel premiere of Chika’s single “Richey vs Alabama” song. Tell us how that was in the studio?
I was a co-producer on the track. I was working on some melodies and sent something to Ye Ali. Chike and Ye came together and made it happen, organically. I’m still mind blown as we speak to see a record I was apart of on such a huge stage and platform. Shouts to Ye Ali, Chika and the whole camp.
RESPECT.: With your compilation EP, ‘Sunsets in the Moon,’ what was your main target of setting the goal with releasing it?
A personal and special project to me, because I haven’t dropped a project that is a compilation of everybody I had worked with. There were a lot of acts that represent the vibes as being the new age of R&B and bringing ideas together. I am blessed to work with artists like Ye Ali, Todd Zack Jr, Drina J, IBN Nahki and more in the future. Jason Ivy, out of Chicago, is on the first single entitled “Higher” which is produced by me. It has an ‘80s nostalgic feel good R&B vibe. Before the idea of the internet, social media and/or how many likes you get, it was about being in the studio with artists and simply connecting with the music first and foremost that comes from a musical place.
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