Shamieka “Buddie Pachino” Thomas was born on October 20, 1990 in Columbus, Georgia. Being born and raised on the south side was a struggle for her and her family. This gave Buddie the drive and determination to achieve more and get out of the hood. She began having an ear for music while growing up around three uncles who played a lot of rap, hip hop, and r&b music. She eventually discovered a passion for writing, singing, and dancing.
She was formally one half of the female rap group, “1st Ladies”, which she founded with her group mate J-Lady. They were the first females in Columbus, GA history to have their hit singles retired off of Foxie 105’s Battle of the Beats twice, with their songs “Rainman” in the spring of 2010 and “Girlz” in the fall of 2011. After being on several local record labels, Buddie remains unsigned. She is the 1st place winner in the rap category of the 2010 Foxie 105 Spring Break Talent Show. She’s performed at various venues across Georgia and Alabama, both solo and as a group artist. She has opened up for artists such as the Dirty Boyz, Prince Santana, V.I.C., Roscoe Dash, Pastor Troy, and more. Her mixtape “Buddie Pachino vs. Buddie Da Therapyst” has sold more than 50,000 copies throughout Georgia and Alabama alone. She is also noted for her work in helping to develop the artists Y.N.C.K., the new teen sensation of Georgia.
She is currently an artist on the move with a style that can’t be compared. Her next mixtape that is currently untitled is set to be released in the summer of 2013. Life has brought her trials as it does everyone, and she refuses to give up on this dream. She puts her all into every verse she writes and never forgets where she comes from. Her future is bright and at the age of 22, she proves to be one of the hottest female rappers anyone has presented. [+]