Rock & Pop, Seasonal Special Happenings

Busdriver/Clipping/Milo/DJ Kenny Segal

When: Fri., Oct. 24, 9 p.m. 2014

After dropping his 10th studio album earlier this year, Busdriver has once again proven his chops as one of hip-hops great eccentric writers. Problem is, his work falls too often on ignorant ears. "Honestly, I don't think that people are really paying attention," he told Scene in a 2007 interview. Years later, Busdriver’s stature in the hip-hop community hasn’t changed much, despite him churning out eye-opening albums this whole time. And that’s not a misnomer; Busdriver’s music is visual. He’s an imaginative lyricist, dwelling in metaphor and onomatopoeia more often than not. The new album is good, but the best entry point is 2005’s Fear of a Black Tangent. That one sees him at his most inventive and his most political. Cue up “Unemployed Black Astronaut” ASAP. You’ll never hear another rap song like that one. (Sandy)

Price: $13

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