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Dive into Busdriver's kaleidoscopic 'Motion Lines' video

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L.A. rapper Busdriver has spent the past decade-plus navigating the outer fringes of hip-hop, and his trailblazing efforts have helped to push rap music away from traditional structures and into its current phase of wild sonic experimentation. His latest album, Perfect Hair (out now on Big Dada) features guest appearances by Danny Brown, Aesop Rock, and Open Mike Eagle (as well as cover art by counterculture superhero and former Fishing With John host John Lurie).

But the real star is Busdriver’s inimitable elastic flow, which he twists and stretches to fit beats that refuse to conform to a steady boom-bap. The video for his latest single “Motion Lines” launches the rapper into a kaleidoscopic light show that compliments the song’s jazzily improvised vibe.

Busdriver Tour Dates

10/15/14 – Carrboro, NC @ Cat’s Cradle Tickets *

10/16/14 – Washington, D.C. @ U Street Music Hall Tickets *@#

10/17/14 – Philadelphia, PA @ Ortlieb’s Lounge Tickets *@#

10/18/14 – New York, NY @ Mercury Lounge Tickets *

10/19/14 – Boston, MA @ Church of Boston Tickets *@#

10/20/14 – South Burlington, VT @ Higher Ground Showcase Lounge Tickets *@#

10/22/14 – Pontiac, MI @ The Pike Room Tickets *@#

10/23/14 – Milwaukee, WI @ The Cactus Club Tickets *@#

10/24/14 – Cleveland, OH @ Beachland Tavern Tickets *

10/25/14 – Cincinnati, OH @ Thompson House (Parlor) Tickets*

10/26/14 – Chicago, IL @ Schubas Tavern Tickets *

10/28/14 – Indianapolis, IN @ The Hi-Fi Tickets *@#

10/29/14 – St. Louis, MO @ The Demo Tickets *@#

10/30/14 – Kansas City, MO @ The Record Bar Tickets *

10/31/14 – Denver, Co @ Lost Lake Lounge Tickets *

@# with clippng

* with milo