Resonant Residents is a series exploring the influence of physical spaces on creative musicians. We aim to discover why they do what they do where.

On this episode, LA rapper Busdriver takes us to Leimert Park to share how this African American arts hub has inspired his music. From the legendary hip hop testing grounds of Project Blowed at KAOS Network to the influential jazz venues The World Stage and 5th Street Dick’s, we discover how this Los Angeles community helped shape his sound.

Songs featured, in order of appearance:

Busdriver “Imaginary Places”
Busdriver “Absolutions in the Hottentot Supercluster” Unreleased Version Produced by Fumitake Tamura
Horace Tapscott & Pan Afrikan People Arkestra “Macrame”
Busdriver “Drone Bump”
Busdriver “Everybody’s Styling”
Drum solo as heard through the walls of The World Stage
Busdriver with Aceyalone “Jazz Fingers”
Busdriver “Skit”
Busdriver featuring Milo and Anderson .Paak “Worlds to Run”
+ Busdriver’s bonus tour below features “Airegin” by Lambert, Hendricks & Ross

To explore Busdriver’s music further click here.