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'''Regan John Farquhar''' (born February 12, 1978), better known by his [[stage name]] '''Busdriver''', is a [[rapping|rapper]] and [[hip hop production|producer]] from [[Los Angeles, California]].<ref>{{cite web|first=Wade|last=Kergan|url=http://www.allmusic.com/artist/busdriver-mn0000642728|title=Busriver - Music Biography, Credits and Discography|publisher=[[Allmusic]]}}</ref> He has collaborated with rappers such as [[Myka 9]], [[Nocando]], [[2Mex]] and [[Ellay Khule]]. His primary producers have been [[Daedelus (musician)|Daedelus]], [[Boom Bip]], [[Daddy Kev]], [[Loden (musician)|Loden]], [[Paris Zax]], [[Omid Walizadeh|Omid]] and [[Nobody (producer)|Nobody]]. He has also worked with [[D-Styles]] on two albums.


==Life and career==

Born in Los Angeles, Regan Farquhar was introduced to hip hop at an early age, his father Ralph Farquhar being the screenwriter for the 1985 film ''[[Krush Groove]]''. He began rapping at age 9. By 13, he was part of the group 4/29, which was inspired by the [[1992 Los Angeles riots]]. At 16, he joined the [[Project Blowed]] scene.<ref>{{cite web|first=Reyan|last=Ali|url=http://www.avclub.com/articles/busdriver,68226/|title=Busdriver - Music - Interview - The A.V. Club|publisher=[[The A.V. Club]]|date=3 February 2012}}</ref>


Busdriver's solo album, ''[[Temporary Forever]]'', was released in 2002.<ref>{{cite web|first=John|last=Bush|url=http://www.allmusic.com/album/temporary-forever-mw0000040543|title=Temporary Forever - Busdriver|publisher=Allmusic|date=}}</ref> He released ''[[Cosmic Cleavage]]'' on [[Big Dada]] in 2004.<ref>{{cite web|first=Jamie|last=Collinson|url=http://www.xlr8r.com/reviews/busdriver/cosmic-cleavage|title=Cosmic Cleavage|publisher=[[XLR8R]]|date=15 June 2004}}</ref>


Busdriver released ''[[RoadKillOvercoat]]'' on [[Epitaph Records]] in 2007.<ref>{{cite web|first=Jason|last=Crock|url=http://pitchfork.com/reviews/albums/9832-roadkillovercoat/|title=Busdriver: RoadKillOvercoat|publisher=[[Pitchfork Media]]|date=1 February 2007}}</ref> Another solo album, ''[[Jhelli Beam]]'', was released on [[ANTI-]] in 2009.<ref>{{cite web|first=Ian|last=Cohen|url=http://pitchfork.com/reviews/albums/13228-jhelli-beam/|title=Busdriver: Jhelli Beam|publisher=Pitchfork Media|date=12 June 2009}}</ref> He is the executive producer of [[Thirsty Fish]]'s 2009 album ''[[Watergate (album)|Watergate]]''.<ref>{{cite web|first=Daiana|last=Feuer|url=http://larecord.com/interviews/2009/07/31/busdriver-the-gumdrop-eats-the-puppy/|title=Busdriver: Worse Things Than The World Blowing Up|publisher=[[L.A. Record]]|date=31 July 2009}}</ref>


Busdriver released a free mixtape ''[[Computer Cooties]]'' in 2010.<ref name="AGM">{{cite web|author=Janak|url=http://abovegroundmagazine.com/the-leak/10/05/busdriver-computer-cooties/|title=Busdriver – Computer Cooties|publisher=Above Ground Magazine|date=5 October 2010}}</ref> He also started a band Physical Forms with Jeff Byron, who is a former member of [[The Mae Shi]], in the same year.<ref name="Carnage">{{cite web|last=Carnage|first=Sean|url=http://www.seancarnage.com/2010/08/27/lets-get-physical-jeff-byron-post-mae-shi-with-physical-forms/|title=Let's get physical: Jeff Byron debuts post-Mae Shi music this Monday with Physical Forms|publisher=[[Sean Carnage]]|date=27 August 2010}}</ref> Physical Forms released a split 7-inch single, ''Hoofdriver'', with [[Deerhoof]] on [[Polyvinyl Records]].<ref name="Pitchfork">{{cite web|last=Breihan|first=Tom|url=http://pitchfork.com/news/40221-new-release-deerhoof-and-physical-forms-ihoofdriveri/|title=New Release: Deerhoof and Physical Forms: Hoofdriver|publisher=Pitchfork Media|date=1 October 2010}}</ref> Another of Busdriver's projects is [[Flash Bang Grenada]], a collaboration with the rapper [[Nocando]]. The duo released the debut album, ''[[10 Haters]]'', on [[Hellfyre Club]] in 2011.<ref name="LA Weekly">{{cite web|last=Martins|first=Chris|url=http://blogs.laweekly.com/westcoastsound/2010/09/busdriver_and_nocando_are_flash_bang_grenada.php|title=Exclusive: Busdriver and Nocando Form Alt-Rap Superduo, Flash Bang Grenada|publisher=[[LA Weekly]]|date=10 September 2010}}</ref>


Busdriver's solo album, ''[[Beaus$Eros]]'', was released on [[Fake Four Inc.]] in 2012.<ref>{{cite web|url=http://exclaim.ca/Reviews/HipHop/busdriver-beauseros|title=Busdriver - Beaus$Eros|publisher=[[Exclaim!]]|first=Thomas|last=Quinlan|date=13 March 2012}}</ref> He released the free EP, ''Arguments with Dreams'', later that year.<ref>{{cite web|url=http://www.prefixmag.com/news/download-busdrivers-new-ep-arguments-with-dreams/69504/|title=Download Busdriver's New EP: 'Arguments With Dreams'|publisher=Prefix|first=David|last=Padula|date=21 September 2012}}</ref> In 2014, he released  ''[[Perfect Hair (album)|Perfect Hair]]'' on Big Dada.<ref>{{cite web|url=http://consequenceofsound.net/2014/09/album-review-busdriver-perfect-hair/|title=Busdriver – Perfect Hair|publisher=[[Consequence of Sound]]|first=Adam|last=Kivel|date=September 12, 2014}}</ref>


==Discography==


===Studio albums===

* ''[[Memoirs of the Elephant Man]]'' (2001)

* ''[[Temporary Forever]]'' (2002)

* ''[[The Weather]]'' (2003) with [[Radioinactive]] and [[Daedelus (musician)|Daedelus]]

* ''[[Cosmic Cleavage]]'' (2004)

* ''[[Fear of a Black Tangent]]'' (2005)

* ''[[RoadKillOvercoat]]'' (2007)

* ''[[Jhelli Beam]]'' (2009)

* ''[[10 Haters]]'' (2011) with [[Nocando]], as [[Flash Bang Grenada]]

* ''[[Beaus$Eros]]'' (2012)

* ''[[Perfect Hair (album)|Perfect Hair]]'' (2014)


===Mixtapes===

* ''[[Computer Cooties]]'' (2010)

* ''Vidal Folder'' (2015)


===Compilation albums===

* ''This Machine Kills Fashion Tips'' (2002)

* ''Heavy Items Such as Books, Record Albums, Tools'' (2003)

* ''Taxed Jumper Mix'' (2006)


===Live albums===

* ''Live Airplane Food'' (2003) with [[Daedelus (musician)|Daedelus]]

* ''Live Radio Concert'' (2004) with [[2Mex]]


===EPs===

* ''Arguments with Dreams'' (2012)


===Singles===

* "Walking Dead" (2000)

* "Get on the Bus" b/w "Everybody's Stylin'" (2001)

* "Party Pooper" b/w "Buy One Style, Get Second Style Free" (2002)

* "[[Imaginary Places]]" (2002)

* "Touch Type" b/w "Winthorp & Winthorp" (2003) with [[Radioinactive]], as The Weather

* "Smart Buyer" (2004)

* "[[Avantcore]]" (2005)

* "Viacom Puppeteer" (2006)

* "Kill Your Employer" (2006)

* "Sun Shower" (2007)

* "Ellen Disingenuous" (2008)

* "Me-Time (With the Pulmonary Palimpsest)" (2009)

* "I Did Crimes Behind Your Eyelids" b/w "On the Brink" (2010) with [[Deerhoof]]

* "Leaf House" (2011)

* "ATM" (2011)

* "Superhands' Mantra" (2012)


===Guest appearances===

* [[Fat Jack]] - "Life or Death" and "Drive Safe" from ''Cater to the DJ'' (1999)

* [[The Mind Clouders]] - "Upside Down 6" from ''Fake It Until You Make It'' (1999)

* [[Daddy Kev]] - "Blowed Anthem" from ''Lost Angels'' (2001)

* [[2Mex]] - "Making Money Off God" from ''B-Boys in Occupied Mexico'' (2001)

* [[Daedelus (musician)|Daedelus]] - "Quiet Now" from ''Invention'' (2002)

* [[Omid Walizadeh|Omid]] - "Shock and Awe" from ''Monolith'' (2003)

* Daedelus - "Girls" from ''The Quiet Party'' (2003)

* [[Haiku D'Etat]] - "Transitions and Eras" from ''[[Coup de Theatre (album)|Coup de Theatre]]'' (2004)

* [[TTC (band)|TTC]] - "Latest Dance Craze" from ''[[Batards Sensibles]]'' (2004)

* Daedelus - "Something Bells" from ''Something Bells'' (2004)

* [[Shape Shifters (band)|Shape Shifters]] - "American Idle" from ''Was Here'' (2004)

* Mums the Word - "They Wanna Rap" from ''Constant Evolution'' (2005)

* [[Onry Ozzborn]] - "Educated Guess" from ''In Between'' (2005)

* SonGodSuns - "Minors into Fire" from ''Over the Counter Culture'' (2005)

* [[Ellay Khule]] - "Dandylions" from ''Califormula'' (2005)

* [[Subtitle (rapper)|Subtitle]] - "Cray Crazy" from ''[[Young Dangerous Heart]]'' (2005)

* [[DJ Z-Trip]] - "Take Two Copies" from ''[[Shifting Gears (DJ Z-Trip album)|Shifting Gears]]'' (2005)

* [[Islands (band)|Islands]] - "Where There's a Will There's a Whalebone" from ''[[Return to the Sea]]'' (2006)

* [[Antimc]] - "Bellies Full of Rain" from ''It's Free, but It's Not Cheap'' (2006)

* Scream Club - "Intoxicating" from ''Life of a Heartbreaker'' (2006)

* [[Toca (band)|Toca]] - "Hearts and Gold" from ''Toca'' (2007)

* [[Rob Sonic]] - "Spy Hunter" from ''[[Sabotage Gigante]]'' (2007) 

* [[Edit (musician)|Edit]] - "Crunk De Gaulle" from ''[[Certified Air Raid Material]]'' (2007)

* [[Reefer (band)|Reefer]] - "Crony Island" from ''Reefer'' (2008)

* [[K-the-I???]] - "Sabbath Faster" from ''[[Yesterday, Today & Tomorrow (K-the-I??? album)|Yesterday, Today & Tomorrow]]'' (2008)

* [[Moderat]] - "Beats Way Sick" from ''[[Moderat (album)|Moderat]]'' (2009) 

* [[Themselves]] - "Party Rap Sucks" from ''[[The Free Houdini]]'' (2009)

* [[Myka 9]] - "Chopper" from ''[[1969 (Myka 9 album)|1969]]'' (2009)

* [[Loden (musician)|Loden]] - "Self-Aware Wolf" (2010)

* 2Mex - "Career Suicide for Dummies" and "AFC West" from ''My Fanbase Will Destroy You'' (2010)

* [[Open Mike Eagle]] - "Original Butterscotch Confection" from ''[[Unapologetic Art Rap]]'' (2010)

* [[Nocando]] - "Two Track Mind" from ''[[Jimmy the Lock]]'' (2010)

* [[Modeselektor]] - "Pretentious Friends" from ''Monkeytown'' (2011) 

* [[Thirsty Fish]] - "Grind It Out" from ''[[Watergate (album)|Watergate]]'' (2011)

* Daedelus - "What Can You Do?" from ''[[Bespoke (album)|Bespoke]]'' (2011)

* [[Sole (hip hop artist)|Sole]] - "We Stay Eatin'" from ''[[Nuclear Winter Volume 2: Death Panel]]'' (2011)

* [[Eligh]] & [[AmpLive]] - "L.A. Dreamers" from ''[[Therapy at 3]]'' (2011)

* [[Radioinactive]] - "Gypsy Shoe" from ''The Akashic Record'' (2012)

* [[Dark Time Sunshine]] - "Look at What the Cat Did" from ''[[Anx]]'' (2012)

* [[P.O.S]] - "Oh, Ouch" from ''[[We Don't Even Live Here]]'' (2012)

* Myka 9 - "Enter the Slayer" from ''Gramophone'' (2012)

* [[Abstract Rude]] - "The Media" from ''Dear Abbey'' (2012)

* [[Kool A.D.]] - "Question Jam Answer" from ''[[63/19|63]]'' (2013)

* [[Milo (musician)|Milo]] - "The Gus Haynes Cribbage League" from ''Things That Happen at Night'' (2013)

* Lapalux - "Forlorn" (2013)

* Open Mike Eagle - "Degrassi Picture Day (Hellfyre Jackets)" from ''Sir Rockabye'' (2013)

* Milo - "Red Oleanders" from ''Cavalcade'' (2013)

* Loden - "About Busdriver with Colors" from ''The Star-Eyed Condition'' (2013)

* [[Latyrx]] - "Close Your Eyes" from ''[[The Second Album (Latyrx album)|The Second Album]]'' (2013)

* [[Armand Hammer (music group)|Armand Hammer]] - "New Museum" from ''Race Music'' (2013)

* [[Ceschi]] - "Forgotten Forever" from ''Forgotten Forever'' (2014)

* [[Shawn Lee (musician)|Shawn Lee]] - "Christophe" from ''Golden Age Against the Machine'' (2014)

* Milo - "Argyle Sox" from ''A Toothpaste Suburb'' (2014)

* Memory Man - "Live from Death Row" from ''Broadcast One'' (2015)


===Productions===

* [[2Mex]] - "My Intro Won't Destroy You", "Bluetooth Cyborg", "Career Suicide for Dummies", and "Jolly Rancher" from ''[[My Fanbase Will Destroy You]]'' (2010)

* [[Open Mike Eagle]] - "Nightmares (Busdriver Remix)" and "Four Days" from ''Extended Nightmares Getdown: The Dark Blue Door'' (2011)

* [[Sole (hip hop artist)|Sole]] - "The Inferno" from ''[[A Ruthless Criticism of Everything Existing]]'' (2012)

* [[Tera Melos]] - "Snake Lake (Busdriver Remix)" from ''X'ed Out Remixes'' (2013)