As rap eccentrics from Odd Future to Nicki Minaj have bubbled up to the mainstream (and beyond), it has gotten considerably harder to seem like a true weirdo in hip-hop. Busdriver pulls it off: On this year’s Beaus$Eros—say it aloud—the Los Angeles–based MC layers his insanely wordy flow over busy digital beats that throb and shimmer; though he talks about “vaporiz[ing] weed with a Jacuzzi jet” in “Here’s to Us,” dude sounds like he has never relaxed a day in his life. Busdriver has collaborated with loads of fellow oddballs—including Flying Lotus, Islands, and Deerhoof—so there’s no telling who might join him... More >>>