Today in Hip Hop History: February 12, 1978
Regan Farquhar, aka Busdriver, of the Los Angeles underground hip hop scene was born 38 years ago today. Busdriver is the son of Ralph Farquhar, one of the screenwriters of early hip hop film Kush Grove. The rapper and producer began rapping at the young age of 9 and joined the Project Blowed open mic scene at 16 years old.
Through that freestyle community, Busdriver met up and recorded with underground artists Aceyalone, Myka 9, Nocando, Abstract Rude and several others. By the time he released his debut solo album Memoirs of the Elephant Man in 2001, Busdriver had built up a repertoire of features, battle raps and songs.
In his 20+ year career in hip hop, Busdriver has thrived in the alternative hip hop scene in Southern California. Despite a lack in immense commercial success, the rapper and producer has revered acclaim among hip hop heads and the local scene.
Happy birthday Regan!