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Buddy: Tiny Desk Concert

The preacher's son from Compton brought his flare for the dramatic, and an air of rebellion, to the Tiny Desk.
Buddy performs a Tiny Desk Concert on Dec. 4, 2018 (Cameron Pollack/NPR). Source: Cameron Pollack

When Buddy, a preacher's son from Compton, turns to me with eyebrows raised on the elevator ride inside NPR's corporate headquarters, it's hard to tell if the question that comes next is in preparation for his performance or pure provocation.

"Can we smoke in here?!" he asks with a grin that elicits stifled laughter

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