I warned you I’d attempt to interview Busdriver to preview his show tonight at Club Red in Tempe, and here is the result.
A couple of points worth noting:
He’s a very nice guy.
His new album is turned in to Anti- and he hopes it will be released before summer. It’s called Jhelli Beam.
We talked about his touring with indie bands (Deerhoof, Islands, etc.) as opposed to hip-hop acts. When I asked him if he thought his audience existed outside the niche hip-hop crowd, here’s what he said (also in the story):
“I don’t think hip-hop circles really like it, to be quite honest. Some of them do. … The reason I was touring with those bands is, apart from me being really into them and them being friends of mine, rappers weren’t really fuckin’ with me. I really have to form some pretty strong connective tissue between another rap guy for him to invite me on a bill.”
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I totally love Busdriver. However I saw him play and realized I was the awkward white indie girl in the room. I like the point you made about him playing with indie bands. I think he made it okay for awkward indie girls like me to stand awkwardly at a hip hop show