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Editor’s Pick #181: Busdriver’s “Least Favorite Rapper” (Feat. Nocando) by JohnCassillo
September 24, 2009, 11:35 am
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Busdriver is unashamed at being your "Least Favorite Rapper"

Busdriver is unashamed at being your "Least Favorite Rapper"

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I wouldn’t call Busdriver‘s “Least Favorite Rapper,” off his most recent effort, Jhelli Beam, self-loathing, as much as humble.

For the uninitiated, perhaps you recognize Busdriver from Nick Thorburn‘s ridiculous side project Th’ Corn Gangg, or as the unfamiliar voice on Islands’ “Where There’s a Will There’s a Whalebone.” One of the fastest rappers in the game today, Busdriver was embracing indie rock years before Jay-Z did, and has piled up a pretty fair amount of friends within the genre.

Unfortunately, as a pioneer in this type of a relationship with both hip-hop and indie rock however, Busdriver’s career has floundered a bit, as no one’s really sure which side to categorize him as. Knowing this full well, Busdriver can easily record songs like this one, tallying off reason after reason why you like Lil’ Wayne, Kanye West and Jay more than you’ll ever like him.

At least give him this: What he might be lacking in commercial appeal, he gains in humility, so perhaps it’s worth a listen for people into the art of rap in the purer sense.

— John Cassillo, Reviews Editor

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