Over the past couple weeks, we’ve premiered a couple of singles from Busdriver‘s now-released Thumbs mixtape. “Worlds to Run” featuring Anderson .Paak and Milo, and “Ministry of the Torture Couch” contained deep metaphors that weren’t simple to pick up on first listen. The Cali native followed with “MUCH,” that ran along the same lines of intricacies.
Busdriver makes tunes to teach — to inform the listener of his feelings on police brutality, to inspire you to speak your mind, to not give into overruling powers all while using deep layers of history from rap, America and beyond. The trend is sure to continue on Thumbs…
on the writing on Thumbs: The metaphors are there if you care to sort them as they fly at you.
— Driver (@Busdriverr) November 3, 2015
I talked to Busdriver in an email about what the difference was between a mixtape and an LP (seeing as this, a mixtape, is being sold). He said that a mixtape is a place for “buzz building,” while an album is grows much deeper than that. Whatever comes next, you know we’ll be all over it here.
Stream Thumbs below, and head to iTunes to pick up a copy of the tape.