Busdriver

0 Shouts   -   3,187,203 Scrobbles

Biography

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.

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Top Songs

Total plays on Last.fm over the last 6 months
  1.  
    Lyrics
    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
  3.  
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    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
  4.  
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    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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