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
Busdriver chronology
Memoirs of the Elephant Man
Temporary Forever
Cosmic Cleavage
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".


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