Music Review: Bus Driver

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Instead of writing a review about this record, I'm just going to write whatever I want. I'm not really in the mood to talk about this awesome new record from Bus Driver. I mean, what am I supposed to say about it? The raps are great, the scratching (by the legendary D-Styles) is amazing, and the production is silly and fun.

The guest appearance by Aceyalone (of Freestyle Fellowship) on "Jazzfingers" is great, better than anything on his most recent album, "Accepted Eclectic". The guest spot by 2mex on "The Truth of Spontaneous Human Combustion" would already be amazing just based on his verse, but the whole song is built on a John Frusciante sample, which is worth about two hundred points of extra credit in my book.

And Bus Driver continues to prove that he's one of the most exciting young MCs in all of hip-hop. Yeah, he can be a little preachy and wordy, but no more so than doseone or KRS-1, and Bus Driver is way funnier than either of them. Also, I'm a total sucker for fast rapping, and the guy rhymes like a hilarious machine gun, comically murdering thousands upon thousands of people with murderous glee. Plus, there's a cool skit where he raps to the lady at the drivethrough. I don't think I need to tell you that wacky hijinks ensue.

But I don't want to talk about any of that. What I really want to talk about is the A's. I mean, is Barry Zito awesome or what?

Michael Baker


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