Thumbs is pure bliss. Complex and layered beats, a variety of production styles, sick features, and Regan's signature syllable-laden lyrical barrage. This mixtape makes most LPs look like trash. Why haven't you bought it already?
Favorite track: Black Labor (as understood by Equiano) (prod. by greyhat).
Driver has progressed so much in these years, I genuinely believe this is his best work so far; self released and with no promo, how driver likes it I would assume.
Favorite track: Species of Property (prod. by Labeatski).
Thumbs are no longer anatomical but rather the static characters of approval for a job well done. The likes that catalog our individual preferences.
They grade the successes playing out in a virtual world and within our own minds. Endlessly gathered into a sprawling market-ready databases rivalled only by our idea of a God.
Thumbs was made as a mixtape by Busdriver to further explore the concept of a homogenous citizenry from his last record Perfect Hair. It draws from the defining musical tropes of the LA underground rap experience with the isolation born from racial politics fixed as a central theme. Frequent collaborators such as milo, Mono/Poly, Kenny Segal, Fumitake Tamura all appear for the most action-packed Busdriver release to date.
Executive produced by Driver
Mastering by Daddy Kev at Cosmic Zoo
All songs recorded and mixed by Kenny Segal
except for Black Labor(as understood by Equiano), mixed by greyhat
Hyperbole 2, mixed by Driver
Shadows and Victories, recorded and mixed by Jeremiah JAe