On Big Dada
Coming on like a cross between John Hendricks, Lord Buckley, Bone-Thugs-N-Harmony and a TV continuity announcer, Busdriver is one of the most original voices in hip hop today.
As a performer, Busdriver grew out of the LA Underground scene based around the Goodlife Café that also nurtured the Freestyle Fellowship, the Pharcyde, Jurassic 5, Abstract Rude and many, many more.
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, Omid and Nocando.
His 2002 self-released album "Temporary Forever" made it into many underground hip hopper's records of the year (with the Village Voice describing his rap styles as "a syncopated giggle") and it was closely followed by his collaboration with producer Daedalus and Radioinactive as The Weather on Mush.
Since then he has collaborated with Awol One on "Slanguage," worked with Daddy Kev on "Cosmic Cleavage," released "Fear Of A Black Tangent" via Big Dada and Mush plus put out two albums via Epitaph, "RoadKillOvercoat" and "Jhelli Bean." In between, he's guested all over the place, toured like a lunatic, formed the band Physical Forms and generally made himself heard.
And every the he comes through with a unique mixture of humour, discrete social commentary and snapping on the pretensions and foolishness of both those around him and himself:
"I don't love hip hop.
I don't even like it.
Let me break it down into its smallest form for everyone in your college dorm.
I don't love it, I don't dedicate hours every day to writing sappy poetry in its name.
Okay, maybe I do."
- "Rap Sucks"
"dressed like a bullet at SX. so that Doritos can use your smile to sell themselves to us all in perpetuity"Sun Mar 16 04:07:36 2014
"If you aren't watching @BreezyLovejoy at the Hellfyre Club showcase right now ... You are missing something vital #SXSW"Sun Mar 16 02:55:24 2014
"This is us playing earlier. #hellfyreclub http://t.co/k3MNeAE7OP"Sun Mar 16 02:48:47 2014
"We had somewhat of a day off yesterday. Now we pick up where we left off with shows and… http://t.co/E02C567TbQ"Sat Mar 15 18:27:53 2014
"Every time I walk outside in Austin, I feel almost obligated to yell 'we out here!'. #sxsw"Sat Mar 15 17:22:02 2014