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Hello. I'm Buck 65 and this is my bio… I was born with the name Ricardo Terfry. My dad started calling me Buck 65 the day I was born. I don't know why. That's the truth. A lot of stories have been made up about where the name comes from, some of them by me. I've lied about it. But "where does the name come from?" is a boring question. And the truth is, I don't even know myself. I also get asked all the time, "how would you describe your sound?" I don't have a good answer for that either. I could say "hip hop", but a lot of people would disagree with that. Why would they? Well, best I can figure is that it's a very conservative genre and my take on it is very liberal, to say the least. I've long argued that the roots of hip hop music go all the way back to folk and blues �" even minstrel music that pre-dates the birth of both those genres (take a listen to a song called 'The Gypsy' by Emmett Miller to see where I'm coming from, for example)

Album

Situation

Label: Warner Bros.
Released: 2007

Album

Buck 65: Situation

Label: Warner Bros.
Released: 2007

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Buck 65: Situation

Read "Buck 65: Situation" reviewed by Jeff Dayton-Johnson


Buck 65 Situation Warner Music 2007 Buck 65 is a rapper well past 30 from semi-rural Nova Scotia, Canada. His earlier Talkin' Honky Blues (Warner Music Canada, 2003) was a masterpiece. Indisputably a hip hop record, its banjos and pedal steel guitars, overlaid by Buck's gravelly voice, had ...


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