Colin Patrick Harper (born August 21, 1981), better known by his stage name Collie Buddz, is a Bermudian reggae artist best known for his single “Come Around”.
Harper was born in New Orleans, Louisiana to a Bermudian mother and he was raised in Bermuda. He studied audio engineering with Noah Zamudio at Full Sail University in Winter Park, Florida. His name is based on slang for cannabis, and he has been photographed flaunting a device commonly used for its consumption.
Buddz performed on Shaggy’s 2007 studio album Intoxication on the track “Mad Mad World”.
On June 7, 2007, he released his debut self-titled album on Columbia and Sony BMG. It included his first single “Come Around” and second single “Blind To You”. However, his greatest radio success was “Mamacita”, which boasted sales of approximately 4 million copies thanks to this hit single.
Buddz is well known for his 2007 hit “Blind to You” and performing the song on stage with a guest from the audience who he calls on stage to sing the “Third Verse”. One of his more memorable on stage guests was a man he dubbed “Big Jerry” who he brought on stage during Cali Roots X.
After his debut album, Buddz launched his own record label ‘Harper Digital Entertainment’.