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Busdriver: Jhelli Beam

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3.7 Stars (13 customer reviews)
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A dashing young figure in the Los Angeles underground hip hop scene, Busdriver returns with his latest, Jhelli Beam - both smart and smartass, theatrical without being pompous, and, as always, funny as hell. BD's legendarily breath-defying flow teeters precariously on top of samples of classical music, jazz drumming and proggy guitar parts, without ever losing sight of the electronic music that helped define his sound, enthralled fans and stood out from the soggy beats that weighed down much of his contemporaries' work. Sound schizophrenic? It's not. And as usual, Busdriver has some heavy friends to help out: legendary underground battle rapper Nocando guests on a classically witty Busdriver track "Least Favorite Rapper" while Islands' precocious Nick Thorburn's influence can be heard on an almost ELO-flavored song "Happy Insider." The sum of Jhelli Beam's seemingly disparate parts creates a record that is mindfully engaging and booty shaking at the same time - a wholly unique take on what an underground hip-hop album should be.

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1. Split Seconds (Between Nannies and Swamis)
Producer: Nosaj Thing
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2. Me - Time (With The Pulmonary Palimpsest)
Producer: Omid
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3. Handfuls Of Sky
Producers: Nobody; Busdriver
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4. Scoliosis Jones
Producer: Daedelus
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5. Least Favorite Rapper
featuring Nocando
Producer: Free the Robots
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6. Quebec And Back
Producer: Nobody
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7. Manchuria
featuring Myka 9 (of Freestyle Fellowship)
Producer: Nobody
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8. Happy Insider
featuring Nick Thorburn
Producers: Daedelus; Busdriver
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9. Fishy Face
featuring John Dieterich (of Deerhoof)
Producer: Daedelus
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10. Moon Boots
11. Sorry, Fuckers (Bonus)
Producer: Busdriver
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3.7 Stars (3.7 Stars )
Total Comments: 13
1 Star
Name: (Posted: 2/16/2012 8:25:00 PM; Partial IP: 192.137.94)
Location: Bottom of the Sea
Comment: This guy is proof anyone can drog an album. For instance, I dropped this one out my car window after one track. I think this guy should stick to being an actual bus driver.
5 Stars
Name: (Posted: 8/28/2011 7:53:00 AM; Partial IP: .54.39.155)
Location: LA
Comment: Big ups to Bus!! Always been a Driver fan because Of his outstanding creativity and brilliant rhyme schemes. True art balanced with a good sense of humor with a very wity original delivery. This a record every real hip hop fan should have, and to anyone out there who thinks hip-hop is dying? Please do your self a favor and buy this album. The whole album is solid. Bus driver always puts down a real well thought out LP. Also I want to thank Bus for getting me and my cousin in @ Aesop Rocks show sold out show in LA @ the trubador. Again the show was 100% sold out, and bus came threw and hooked us up with FREE tickets, and It turned out to be One of the greatest shows I have ever seen.....thanks brother
5 Stars
Name: (Posted: 8/2/2009 4:46:00 AM; Partial IP: .49.65.220)
Location: O.C. So. Cali
Comment: What I really like about this album is that it doesn't have that Eastcoast boring fall asleep take a nap rap lyrics!It has real mc skills and not those same looooooooped beats. Hoist up yet another Project Blowed trophy for this one.
5 Stars
Name: (Posted: 6/19/2009 4:50:00 AM; Partial IP: 137.225.75)
Location: nor cal
Comment: Busdriver is one of the most talented mc's on the planet. The shit he can pull off in a verse is seriuosly bonkers. Granted, you have to be into strange type, non "standard" style hip hop to dig him, but once you start feeling him he really delivers. I will also say the beats also have gotten extremely good on his recent projects.
5 Stars
Name: (Posted: 6/15/2009 6:11:00 AM; Partial IP: .85.237.66)
Location: leeds uk
Comment: I always enjoys the craziness a new busdriver album brings
5 Stars
Name: (Posted: 6/14/2009 10:38:00 PM; Partial IP: 169.159.86)
Location: 805
Comment: Busdriver has been a west coast underground legend for 15 years! Check out his early stuff, It's a little rough but dope! Peep "Memoirs of th Elephant Man", and "Temporary Forever", Hes an aquired taste. Like most dope westcoast underground , you need to start with their earlier stuff then work your way up to the new!
5 Stars
Name: (UGHH Staff) (Posted: 6/12/2009 6:02:00 PM; Partial IP: 154.231.53)
Location: UGHH World HQ
Comment: I was never a Busdriver fan until mad recently, when I picked up Fear Of A Black Tangent which I loved, and thus copped this joint which is off the slam chain in my humble opinion. While I understand how BD can be too much at first, once you get past that, he's really one of the most original and interesting emcees in the hip hop world in general. If you're down with abstract avantcore space rap or are looking for something completely different I highly recommend this album, it's a breath of fresh air. Props to Nocando for a super slam guest shot too.
1 Star
Name: (Posted: 6/8/2009 11:30:00 PM; Partial IP: 91.242.225)
Location: Atlanta
Comment: Uhhhhh.......I guess if I could rate this one in herb potency it would be along the lines of Florida(Orlando) schwag! cLimB TreeS
1 Star
Name: (Posted: 6/8/2009 10:16:00 AM; Partial IP:
Location: Charlotte, NC
Comment: This Sh*t is corny ass hell, how does this dude continue to draw crowds & sell merch with his wack delivery & wack ass rhymes.
Name: (Posted: 6/2/2009 7:03:00 PM; Partial IP: 146.105.50)
Location: AKRON
Comment: that last jam he put out was kinda hit or miss. either way... dude has his own sound. that's for sure.
Name: (Posted: 5/28/2009 2:09:00 PM; Partial IP: 32.148.110)
Location: so-cal
Comment: blows my mind
Name: (Posted: 5/27/2009 2:45:00 PM; Partial IP:
Location: ?????????????
Comment: If you are waiting for this to come out you are fuckin retarted this dude blows.
Name: (Posted: 4/22/2009 2:23:00 PM; Partial IP: 32.148.110)
Location: so-cal
Comment: all I know is that if it has busdriver, nocando, and myka 9, then all is well. 5 stars
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