Sept. 12
7 p.m.
Electro Pop, Hip-Hop

An inheritor of the G-funk tradition, Compton native Buddy hasn’t let cosigns from Pharrell and Snoop Dogg overly flatter him. On his introspective debut, July’s Harlan & Alondra, Buddy shows he’s a versatile vocalist and songwriter not to be pigeonholed by his city’s gangsta-rap lore. Violence and early death are only peripheral concerns, as he’s laser-focused on maximizing his present opportunities. Its excellent centerpiece is “Trouble on Central,” like a modern-day “Across 110th Street.” With Rajitheone and KayCyy Pluto.