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Buddy

Rapper, Singer, Dancer & Actor; Member of Hip-Hop Supergroup Zoink Gang

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 Buddy Biography

Simmie Sims III, known by his stage name, Buddy, is a rapper, singer, dancer, and actor from Compton, California. Buddy is also a member of the hip-hop supergroup Zoink Gang, along with J.I.D, Smino, Guapdad 4000, and EarthGang.

Introduced to gospel and soul by his father, a preacher and choir director, he began his performance career at age seven by starring in plays and musicals including "The Wiz," "Oliver With a Twist," and "Dreamgirls" at Amazing Grace Conservatory. When the school became too expensive for his family he withdrew, later attending a high school performing arts program in Long Beach, California.

As a teenager, he began recording his own material. In 2009, he got a break when TV music supervisor Scott Vener showed Pharrell Williams an early effort by the 15-year-old Buddy. Impressed, Pharrell began to work with the teenager and signed him to his I Am Other creative collective and record label. When Buddy was 18, his song "Awesome Awesome" was produced by The Neptunes and Pharrell made an appearance in the accompanying music video.

In 2014, continuing to work with Pharrell, he released his debut mixtape, Idle Time, which featured Kendrick Lamar, Miley Cyrus, Robin Thicke, and others.

After releasing two EPs, Ocean & Montana and Magnolia, in 2018, he released his debut full-length album, Harlan & Alondra, on July 20, 2018. It includes the singles "Black" featuring A$AP Ferg, "Trouble on Central," "Hey Up There" featuring Ty Dolla $ign, and "Trippin'" featuring Khalid. His aim, he has said, was "to paint a well-rounded portrait of my home city," Los Angeles.

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    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Buddy for both live and virtual events for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment. Fill out a booking request form for Buddy, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Buddy or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO BOOK Buddy?

    Booking fees for Buddy, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Buddy, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • WHO IS THE AGENT FOR Buddy?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Buddy for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Buddy for your next private or corporate function.
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    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Buddy or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Buddy or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.
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Buddy

Rapper, Singer, Dancer & Actor; Member of Hip-Hop Supergroup Zoink Gang

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Los Angeles, CA, USA
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Buddy Biography

Simmie Sims III, known by his stage name, Buddy, is a rapper, singer, dancer, and actor from Compton, California. Buddy is also a member of the hip-hop supergroup Zoink Gang, along with J.I.D, Smino, Guapdad 4000, and EarthGang.

Introduced to gospel and soul by his father, a preacher and choir director, he began his performance career at age seven by starring in plays and musicals including "The Wiz," "Oliver With a Twist," and "Dreamgirls" at Amazing Grace Conservatory. When the school became too expensive for his family he withdrew, later attending a high school performing arts program in Long Beach, California.

As a teenager, he began recording his own material. In 2009, he got a break when TV music supervisor Scott Vener showed Pharrell Williams an early effort by the 15-year-old Buddy. Impressed, Pharrell began to work with the teenager and signed him to his I Am Other creative collective and record label. When Buddy was 18, his song "Awesome Awesome" was produced by The Neptunes and Pharrell made an appearance in the accompanying music video.

In 2014, continuing to work with Pharrell, he released his debut mixtape, Idle Time, which featured Kendrick Lamar, Miley Cyrus, Robin Thicke, and others.

After releasing two EPs, Ocean & Montana and Magnolia, in 2018, he released his debut full-length album, Harlan & Alondra, on July 20, 2018. It includes the singles "Black" featuring A$AP Ferg, "Trouble on Central," "Hey Up There" featuring Ty Dolla $ign, and "Trippin'" featuring Khalid. His aim, he has said, was "to paint a well-rounded portrait of my home city," Los Angeles.

Buddy Videos

  • A day with Californian rapper Buddy in London -
    Buddy is a breath of fresh air. The LA actor-turned-rapper's peppy humor is highly entertaining, while his A-star collaborations have done littleĀ to...
  • Buddy - Shine (Official Video)
  • Buddy "Awesome Awesome"

FAQs on booking Buddy

  • How to book Buddy?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Buddy for both live and virtual events for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment. Fill out a booking request form for Buddy, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Buddy or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Buddy?

    Booking fees for Buddy, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Buddy, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Buddy?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Buddy for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Buddy for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Buddy or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Buddy or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Buddy is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Buddy for your event is $20,000 - $30,000. Buddy generally travels from Los Angeles, CA, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Rahzel, Jumex, Rob $tone, Tyler, The Creator and Post Malone. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Buddy for an upcoming live or virtual event.

Buddy Speaker Videos

  • A day with Californian rapper Buddy in London -
    Buddy is a breath of fresh air. The LA actor-turned-rapper's peppy humor is highly entertaining, while his A-star collaborations have done littleĀ to inflate his ego.
    Buddy - Shine (Official Video)
  • Buddy "Awesome Awesome"

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All American Entertainment (AAE) exclusively represents the interests of talent buyers, and does not claim to be the agency or management for any speaker or artist on this site. AAE is a talent booking agency for paid events only. We do not handle requests for donation of time or media requests for interviews, and cannot provide celebrity contact information.

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