Pharrell’s child-of-the-’90s protégé Buddy’s “Staircases” cut, featuring fellow Comptonite Kendrick Lamar—a song that seems to have been incubating since last summer—has at long last made its way into the world. While the chorus’ gratuitously literal catalogue of building elements that “get you high”—escalators, ladders, staircases—doesn’t inspire much awe or personal reflection, that dumbness actually magnifies the song’s buoyant, summer-lounging vibe. Instead of struggling to remember all the different ways of getting to the mall’s second floor, you can relax on the porch, sip slowly and squint at cars while the Buddy and Lamar unfurl their verses like clumps of grass they’ve plucked up, rolled in their palms and flicked out over the sidewalk.
Buddy f. Kendrick Lamar, “Staircases” (Prod. by The Neptunes) MP3
POSTED March 29, 2012 12:30PM IN MP3 / STREAMS