Busdriver

Busdriver

Real Name:
Regan Farquhar
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Busdriver, whose birth name is Regan Farquhar, is an underground MC hailing from Los Angeles. He is known for his rapid-fire, jazzy, free-association style of hip-hop.

Some listeners consider Busdriver to be an abstract rapper. His rhymes sometimes border on dadaist and even pure nonsense, but there is almost always a concrete message amongst his fast-paced, seemingly stream of conciousness rhymes. An interesting thing that sets Busdriver somewhat apart from other rappers is how he raps to the melody in addition to the beat on some songs.
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Busdriver Discography

Albums

none Busdriver Memoirs Of The Elephantman (Album) Afterlife Recordz none US 2001 Sell This Version
none Bus Driver* This Machine Kills Fascists(CDr) Not On Label (Busdriver Self-released) none US 2001 Sell This Version
9916-2 Busdriver Temporary Forever (Album) Temporary Whatever 9916-2 US 2002 Sell This Version
none Bus Driver* This Machine Kills Fashion Tips(CDr, Album) Not On Label (Busdriver Self-released) none US 2002 Sell This Version
none Of Mexican Descent With Special Guests Brother J (2), Busdriver, Writer's Block Of Mexican Descent With Special Guests Brother J (2), Busdriver, Writer's Block - Memo Records Presents... Live Concert Series(CDr) Memo Records (2) none US 2002 Sell This Version
MH-215 Busdriver & Radioinactive with Daedelus Busdriver & Radioinactive with Daedelus - The Weather (Album) Mush MH-215 US 2003 Sell This Version
BDCD070 Busdriver Cosmic Cleavage (Album) Big Dada Recordings BDCD070 UK 2004 Sell This Version
none 2Mex & Bus Driver* 2Mex & Bus Driver* - Live Radio Concert(CDr, Ltd) Not On Label none US 2004 Sell This Version
MH-235 Busdriver Fear Of A Black Tangent (Album) Mush MH-235 US 2005 Sell This Version
6810-2a Busdriver RoadKillOvercoat (Album) Epitaph 6810-2a Europe 2006 Sell This Version
E86956-2 Busdriver Jhelli Beam (Album) Anti- E86956-2 Australia 2009 Sell This Version
none Busdriver Computer Cooties(15xFile, MP3, 192) Not On Label (Busdriver Self-released) none US 2010
FFINC034-LP Busdriver Beaus $ Eros (Album) Fake Four Inc. FFINC034-LP US 2012 Sell This Version
none Busdriver Arguments With Dreams(File, AAC, ALAC, FLAC, MP3, ogg, MiniAlbum, EP) Hellfyre Club none US 2013
BDDNL248X Busdriver Perfect Hair (Album) Big Dada Recordings BDDNL248X US 2014 Sell This Version
none Busdriver Thumbs (Album) Temporary Whatever none US 2015 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

ALR-004 Legion (3) / Bus Driver* Legion (3) / Bus Driver* - Legion / Bus Driver(12") Afterlife Recordz ALR-004 US 2000 Sell This Version
MM09 Busdriver Get On The Bus / Everybody's Stylin'(12", Single) Massmen Records MM09 US 2001 Sell This Version
none Busdriver Party Pooper / Buy One Style, Get Second Style Free(7", Yel) Afterlife Recordz, Project Blowed none US 2002 Sell This Version
BUS-001 Busdriver Imaginary Places(12") Temporary Whatever BUS-001 US 2002 Sell This Version
VK/OB|017/2004 Neila / Busdriver Neila / Busdriver - Operating Instructions / Smart Buyer(10", Ltd) subversiv*rec VK/OB|017/2004 Germany 2004 Sell This Version
BD076 Busdriver Avantcore (Single) Mush BD076 UK 2005 Sell This Version
86829-2S1 Busdriver Kill Your Employer (Recreational Paranoia Is The Sport Of Now) (Single, Maxi) Epitaph 86829-2S1 US 2006 Sell This Version
HR004 $Martyr & Busdriver $Martyr & Busdriver - Everybody Is The Best / Viacom Puppeteer(12", Single) High Art Records HR004 US 2006 Sell This Version
none Busdriver Sun Shower(4xFile, MP3, Maxi) Epitaph none US 2007

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Ralph_Aesop

August 3, 2003
"Out of the legendary Project Blowed crew, Busdriver has carved a niche in underground hiphop with unique performance and freestyle skills that combine elements of vocal jazz, theatrics, spoken word, and machine precision with witty and incisive free association lyrics. A frequent collaborator with many of Los Angeles' hiphop elite, Busdriver has worked with Aceyalone, Abstract Rude, Mikah-9, 2Mex, Xololanxinxo, Fat Jack, Daddy Kev, Paris Zax, and Omid. His releases for Celestial, Massmen, and Afterlife including his most recent full length, 'Temporary Forever' have received glowing praise in The Wire, Muzik, Village Voice, and XLR8R among many others, and have landed him a spot in Urb's lauded Next 100 for 2002."

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