Temporary Forever

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Temporary Forever
Temporary Forever cover.jpg
Studio album by Busdriver
Released 2002
Genre Underground hip hop
Length 63:55
Label Temporary Whatever
Producer Cerebro, Daddy Kev, Paris Zax, O.D., Conartist, Marques Broadwell, Hive
Busdriver chronology
Memoirs of the Elephant Man
Temporary Forever
Cosmic Cleavage
Singles from Temporary Forever
  1. "Imaginary Places"
    Released: 2002
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4/5 stars[1]
CMJ New Music Monthly favorable[2]
Exclaim! favorable[3]
Urban Smarts 84/100[4]

Temporary Forever is the second studio album by American indie hip hop artist Busdriver. It was released in 2002 under Temporary Whatever. It features guest appearances from Radioinactive, Rhetoric, Of Mexican Descent, and Aceyalone. 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.


In 2008, Vibe chose the album as one of the "24 Lost Rap Classics", noting that "his adenoidal flow, a breathless bundle of consonants and exclamation points, will challenge anyone looking to tune the MC out."[5]

In 2015, HipHopDX named it one of the "30 Best Underground Hip Hop Albums Since 2000".[6]

Track listing[edit]

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


  1. ^ Bush, John. "Temporary Forever - Busdriver". AllMusic. Retrieved September 8, 2014. 
  2. ^ Weingarten, Christopher R. (October 2002). "Busdriver - Temporary Forever". CMJ New Music Monthly: 44. 
  3. ^ Quinlan, Thomas (October 2002). "Busdriver - Temporary Forever". Exclaim!. 
  4. ^ Tadah. "Temporary Forever". Urban Smarts. Retrieved September 8, 2014. 
  5. ^ Fennessey, Sean (August 2008). "Busdriver - Temporary Forever". Vibe: 75. 
  6. ^ "The 30 Best Underground Hip Hop Albums Since 2000". HipHopDX. August 26, 2015. Retrieved February 18, 2017. 

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