It’s been nearly three years since we were introduced to Buddy, the promising Compton rapper on Pharrell’s iamOTHER label (he recently parted ways and is currently unsigned), and sadly he just hasn’t been able to get it going. 2014 looks hopeful, though, as his long-awaited Idle Time LP is finally set to arrive on Feb. 25, complete with guest appearances from Kendrick Lamar and Pharrell. It’ll also feature Freddie Gibbs, who helps out on this hazy West Coast cut “Kids on the Block,” premiered by DJ Booth.

Stream and download after the jump…

New Music: Buddy Feat. Kendrick Lamar “Staircases”
New Music: Buddy feat. Pharrell “As Far As They Know”
Things I Love: Buddy’s “Awesome Awesome” Video, Feat. Pharrell