|MH-235 Busdriver - Fear Of A Black Tangent
With the most cohesive work of his career, Busdriver turns his razor sharp wit on his place in the music industry with his new full-length release, Fear Of A Black Tangent. It is the follow-up to his career establishing release, Temporary Forever. Songs covering small club touring, independent music promotion, and the barrage of uninspired hip-hop releases on the market all contribute to the album's theme of trying to break as a emerging artist. Busdriver has taken a year's worth of material and trimmed it down to thirteen impressive tracks that range from lightning fast Project Blowed style raps to sing-song pop. The album features production by Daedelus, Danger Mouse, Thavius Beck, Omid, and Paris Zax and has guest appearances by fellow Project Blowed MCs Abstract Rude, Ellay Khule, Mikah-9, and 2Mex.
|Outstanding - Urb / Genius - BBC / Experimental and fresh - Hip-Hop Connection / Intoxicating - Straight No Chaser / Decidedly cool and deadly - XLR8R / Treads where most wouldn't dare - DJ / Busdriver straight kills it - Hour / Certainly the best I've heard in a long time - Indigo Flow
|Crazy mental underground jazz hop emcee Busdriver returns with this new genius record. High quality indie rappers are hardly a rarity with cLOUDDEAD and Buck 65 getting either massive critical acclaim or British festival appearances galore but Busdriver has only the first one. The beats seem genuinely fresh and the dexterously speedy rapping is original and scathing in equal measure while the singalong aspect is more than evident. The album, featuring production by Daedalus and Danger Mouse among others, is filled with wonderfully refreshing tales of woe about the American's experiences. There is certainly no machismo here and the only slight beef covers a few sly digs at the bigger scene from which this is progeny. There is little more that you could want. - Drowned in Sound