On the heels of its initial release, Buddy’s “Shine” has received visual treatment.
In the Andy Hines-directed video, the Compton native appears joyful and grateful to be alive as he raps along to the track. Nipsey Hussle, who Buddy collaborated with for “Status Symbol 2,” makes an appearance in the clip.
“‘Shine’ is a ghetto hymn acknowledging inevitable death while showing gratitude for abundant life,” Buddy told The FADER over email. “It’s written from the perspective of an optimistic young black male growing up in Compton as he thrives for enlightenment through all adversity.”