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Possessing a hyper-literate, intellectual style of rapping augmented with dizzying elocution that would tongue-tie even the fiercest auctioneer, Busdriver is eclectic and eccentric enough to cite vocalese jazz singer Jon Hendricks as a primary influence. Born Regan Farquhar, the Los Angeles MC was introduced to hip-hop culture early – his father wrote the screenplay to one of the earliest films focusing on hip-hop, Krush Groove. He began rapping at age nine, releasing his first record at age 13 with his group, 4/29, named after the 1992 L.A. riots. By the mid-'90s, Busdriver was a regular at the Project Blowed open mic, where he would meet future collaborators and underground luminaries like Aceyalone, Abstract Rude, and Freestyle Fellowship. And shortly after, the vinyl did flow.


Top Songs

Total plays on Last.fm over the last 6 months
    I'm just here to hold your hand when you die
    And to show you around imaginary places
    Put money lumps in my bloody stump
    And I will have a smile that's a perfect circle
    Die in your sleep with the sky at your feet
    Imaginary Places  -  232,247 plays
  2. Casting Agents and Cowgirls  -  90,481 plays
    I am the first black astronaut
    To walk the bare moon, from my air balloon
    I am the first black astronaut
    To walk the bare moon... (Or possibly, one of the great all-time bus-drivers.)
    It's the resurgence of the happy black rappers
    Unemployed Black Astronaut  -  79,121 plays
    I know this group and they're so avantcore
    I bought their shit at the mom and pop store
    And I give all of their songs the top score
    I'll see them play on their small hip-hop tour
    They're treated like sex symbols, out the stretch-limos
    Avantcore  -  77,491 plays
  5. The Troglodyte Wins  -  74,977 plays
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