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Busdriver performing at Coachella in 2007.
Background information
Birth name Regan Farquhar
Born (1978-02-12) February 12, 1978 (age 37)
Origin Los Angeles, California, US
Genres Alternative hip hop
Underground hip hop
Occupation(s) Rapper, producer
Years active 1999–present
Labels Afterlife Recordz, Temporary Whatever, Mush Records, Big Dada, Epitaph Records, ANTI-, Fake Four Inc., Hellfyre Club
Associated acts Project Blowed, Nocando, Radioinactive, Daedelus, Loden, Daddy Kev, D-Styles, Nobody, Boom Bip, 2Mex, Milo, Open Mike Eagle
Website busdriverse.com

Regan John Farquhar (born February 12, 1978), better known by his stage name Busdriver, is a rapper and producer from Los Angeles, California.[1] He has collaborated with rappers such as Myka 9, Nocando, 2Mex and Ellay Khule. His primary producers have been Daedelus, Boom Bip, Daddy Kev, Loden, Paris Zax, Omid and Nobody. He has also worked with D-Styles on two albums.

Life and career[edit]

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.[2]

Busdriver's solo album, Temporary Forever, was released in 2002.[3] He released Cosmic Cleavage on Big Dada in 2004.[4]

Busdriver released RoadKillOvercoat on Epitaph Records in 2007.[5] Another solo album, Jhelli Beam, was released on ANTI- in 2009.[6] He is the executive producer of Thirsty Fish's 2009 album Watergate.[7]

Busdriver released a free mixtape Computer Cooties in 2010.[8] He also started a band Physical Forms with Jeff Byron, who is a former member of The Mae Shi, in the same year.[9] Physical Forms released a split 7-inch single, Hoofdriver, with Deerhoof on Polyvinyl Records.[10] 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.[11]

Busdriver's solo album, Beaus$Eros, was released on Fake Four Inc. in 2012.[12] He released the free EP, Arguments with Dreams, later that year.[13] In 2014, he released Perfect Hair on Big Dada.[14]


Studio albums[edit]


Compilation albums[edit]

  • This Machine Kills Fashion Tips (2002)
  • Heavy Items Such as Books, Record Albums, Tools (2003)
  • Taxed Jumper Mix (2006)

Live albums[edit]

  • Live Airplane Food (2003) (with Daedelus)
  • Live Radio Concert (2004) (with 2Mex)


  • Arguments with Dreams (2012)


  • "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[edit]



  1. ^ Kergan, Wade. "Busriver - Music Biography, Credits and Discography". Allmusic. 
  2. ^ Ali, Reyan (3 February 2012). "Busdriver - Music - Interview - The A.V. Club". The A.V. Club. 
  3. ^ Bush, John. "Temporary Forever - Busdriver". Allmusic. 
  4. ^ Collinson, Jamie (15 June 2004). "Cosmic Cleavage". XLR8R. 
  5. ^ Crock, Jason (1 February 2007). "Busdriver: RoadKillOvercoat". Pitchfork Media. 
  6. ^ Cohen, Ian (12 June 2009). "Busdriver: Jhelli Beam". Pitchfork Media. 
  7. ^ Feuer, Daiana (31 July 2009). "Busdriver: Worse Things Than The World Blowing Up". L.A. Record. 
  8. ^ Janak (5 October 2010). "Busdriver – Computer Cooties". Above Ground Magazine. 
  9. ^ Carnage, Sean (27 August 2010). "Let's get physical: Jeff Byron debuts post-Mae Shi music this Monday with Physical Forms". Sean Carnage. 
  10. ^ Breihan, Tom (1 October 2010). "New Release: Deerhoof and Physical Forms: Hoofdriver". Pitchfork Media. 
  11. ^ Martins, Chris (10 September 2010). "Exclusive: Busdriver and Nocando Form Alt-Rap Superduo, Flash Bang Grenada". LA Weekly. 
  12. ^ Quinlan, Thomas (13 March 2012). "Busdriver - Beaus$Eros". Exclaim!. 
  13. ^ Padula, David (21 September 2012). "Download Busdriver's New EP: 'Arguments With Dreams'". Prefix. 
  14. ^ Kivel, Adam (September 12, 2014). "Busdriver – Perfect Hair". Consequence of Sound. 

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