Bud'da (real name Stephen Anderson) is an American West Coast hip hop producer for artists such as Ice Cube, Dr. Dre, Xzibit and Aaliyah. Bud'da was born and raised in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and began his career with production for Da Lench Mob Records' group Kausion. He went on to work with a wide range of artists including Xzibit, Nas, Timbaland, Shanice, Lenny Kravitz, Tank, Dawn Robinson of En Vogue, King T, Dr. Dre, Aaliyah, and Ice Cube. It was with Ice Cube that Bud'da came into more prominence. Producing five tracks on the Ice Cube-led Westside Connection album "Bow Down", along with WC and Mack 10, including the title track "Bow Down", Bud'da became a reputable producer while revitalizing the west coast sound amidst the East vs. West era.
Through the successful Westside Connection stint, and the mutual acquaintance of fellow Pittsburgh producer Sam Sneed, Dr. Dre wanted to feature snippets of a Bud'da-produced track in the beginning and end of the 2pac & Dr. Dre video for "California Love," off Tupac Shakur's All Eyez on Me. Soon after Dr. Dre's historic departure from Death Row Records, Bud'da was once again recruited by Dr. Dre to co-produce the lead single "Been There, Done That" off the "Dr. Dre Presents...The Aftermath" compilation project.
After numerous credits for Snoop Dogg, Xzibit, Ice Cube, Knoc-turn'al, Onyx (where 1998's "React", is notable for featuring the first recorded appearance of 50 Cent). and others, Disney invited Bud'da to score "The Proud Family" animated television series, the WB Network enlisted him to compose their animated series "The Boom Crew", he later worked with both Spike Lee and Bill Duke on the television miniseries "Miracle's Boys, which led Spike Lee to call upon Bud'da to score his wife's 2006 show "That's What I'm Talking About". Currently, Bud'da is working with Disney on their upcoming television program "As the Bell Rings", as well as working with his artists on his record label Bout Time Entertainment.