Temporary Forever

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Temporary Forever
Studio album by Busdriver
Released 2002
Recorded 2002
Genre Indie hip hop
Length 63:55
Label Temporary Whatever
Producer Daddy Kev
Paris Zax
Omid
Hive
Conartist
Busdriver chronology
Memoirs of the Elephant Man
(1999)
Temporary Forever
(2002)
Cosmic Cleavage
(2004)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Urban Smarts (84/100)[1]
Allmusic 4/5 stars[2]

Temporary Forever is an album by American indie hip hop artist Busdriver, released on Temporary Whatever in 2002.

Album information[edit]

The album features guest appearances from Aceyalone, 2Mex, Xololanxinxo, Radioinactive and Rheteric. Most of the tracks were recorded and mixed by Daddy Kev, who is a co-executive producer of the album. All scratching on the album was done by D-Styles.

The song "Imaginary Places" is based on an excerpt from Bach's Suite for Orchestra No. 2 in B Minor and from Paganini's 24 Capricci Per Violino Solo Op. 1, No. 5 Agitato in A Minor. "Imaginary Places" appeared in the video game Tony Hawk's Underground in 2003.[3]

The tracks "New Aquarium" and "Wrong Route" do not contain Busdriver's vocals at all, instead being sampled dialogue on top of beats. "New Aquarium" contains a montage conversation sampled from the 1984 cult film Repo Man. "Wrong Route" contains an apparent news report on an incident of a bus driver kidnapping a bus-load of school children.

The song "Stylin' Under Pressure" is a freestyle done spontaneously at a fast food restaurant. At the end of "Post Apocalyptic Rap Blues," there is an alternate take of "Stylin' Under Pressure".

Reception[edit]

Vibe (p. 75) - "[H]is adenoidal flow, a breathless bundle of consonants and exclamation points, will challenge anyone looking to tune the MC out." [4]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "New Aquarium"   1:07
2. "Imaginary Places"   3:15
3. "Along Came a Biter"   4:05
4. "Idle Chatter"   3:38
5. "Gun Control"   3:11
6. "Mindcrossings"   2:56
7. "Suing Sony"   2:46
8. "Stylin' Under Pressure"   2:20
9. "Single Cell Ego"   2:39
10. "Somethingness" (featuring Radioinactive and Rhetoric) 6:08
11. "Driver's Manual"   0:50
12. "The Truth of Spontaneous Human Combustion" (featuring Of Mexican Descent) 4:39
13. "Opposable Thumbs"   4:43
14. "Unplanned Parenthood"   1:44
15. "Jazz Fingers" (featuring Aceyalone) 4:34
16. "Reality Sandwich"   4:14
17. "Wrong Route"   1:03
18. "Post Apocalyptic Rap Blues"   10:04

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