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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Albums

Busdriver - Memoirs Of The Elephantman album art Busdriver Memoirs Of The Elephantman (Album) Afterlife Recordz US 2001 Sell This Version
none Busdriver - This Machine Kills Fascists album art Bus Driver* This Machine Kills Fascists(CDr) Not On Label (Busdriver Self-released) none US 2001 Sell This Version
Busdriver - Temporary Forever album art Busdriver Temporary Forever (Album) Temporary Whatever US 2002 Sell This Version
none Busdriver - This Machine Kills Fashion Tips album art Bus Driver* This Machine Kills Fashion Tips(CDr, Album) Not On Label (Busdriver Self-released) none US 2002 Sell This Version
none Busdriver - Memo Records Presents... Live Concert Series album art 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 - The Weather album art Busdriver & Radioinactive With Daedelus - The Weather (5) Busdriver & Radioinactive With Daedelus - The Weather (5) - The Weather(2xLP, Album) Mush MH-215 US 2003 Sell This Version
Busdriver - Cosmic Cleavage album art Busdriver Cosmic Cleavage (Album) Big Dada Recordings UK 2004 Sell This Version
none Busdriver - Live Radio Concert album art 2Mex & Bus Driver* 2Mex & Bus Driver* - Live Radio Concert(CDr, Ltd) Not On Label none US 2004 Sell This Version
Busdriver - Fear Of A Black Tangent album art Busdriver Fear Of A Black Tangent (Album) Mush US 2005 Sell This Version
Busdriver - RoadKillOvercoat album art Busdriver RoadKillOvercoat (Album) Epitaph Europe 2006 Sell This Version
Busdriver - Jhelli Beam album art Busdriver Jhelli Beam (Album) Anti- Australia 2009 Sell This Version
none Busdriver - Computer Cooties album art Busdriver Computer Cooties(15xFile, MP3, 192) Not On Label (Busdriver Self-released) none US 2010
Busdriver - Beaus $ Eros album art Busdriver Beaus $ Eros (Album) Fake Four Inc. US 2012 Sell This Version
Busdriver - Perfect Hair album art Busdriver Perfect Hair (Album) Big Dada Recordings US 2014 Sell This Version
Busdriver - Thumbs album art Busdriver Thumbs (Album) Temporary Whatever US 2015 Sell This Version
TW009 Busdriver - Electricity Is On Our Side album art Busdriver Electricity Is On Our Side(2xLP, Album) Temporary Whatever TW009 US 2018 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

ALR-004 Busdriver - Legion / Bus Driver album art 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' album art 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 album art 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 album art Busdriver Imaginary Places(12") Temporary Whatever BUS-001 US 2002 Sell This Version
MH-021 Busdriver - Touch Type / Winthorp & Winthorp album art Busdriver And Radioinactive As The Weather (5) Busdriver And Radioinactive As The Weather (5) - Touch Type / Winthorp & Winthorp(7") Mush MH-021 US 2003 Sell This Version
VK/OB|017/2004 Busdriver - Operating Instructions / Smart Buyer album art Neila / Busdriver Neila / Busdriver - Operating Instructions / Smart Buyer(10", Ltd) subversiv*rec VK/OB|017/2004 Germany 2004 Sell This Version
Busdriver - Avantcore album art Busdriver Avantcore (Single) Mush UK 2005 Sell This Version
Busdriver - Kill Your Employer (Recreational Paranoia Is The Sport Of Now) album art Busdriver Kill Your Employer (Recreational Paranoia Is The Sport Of Now) (Single, Maxi) Epitaph US 2006 Sell This Version
HR004 Busdriver - Everybody Is The Best / Viacom Puppeteer album art $Martyr & Busdriver $Martyr & Busdriver - Everybody Is The Best / Viacom Puppeteer(12", Single) High Art Records HR004 US 2006 Sell This Version

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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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