Thumbs, came out in 2015, he’s released a steady stream of “Free Black Press Radio” segments, combining sociopolitical spoken word with experimental soundscapes that verge on sci-fi. At Zebulon, he’ll be accompanied by Leimert Park’s The Underground Railroad, a jazz band known for their work with The Freestyle Fellowship. They all participated in the ’90s open-mic workshop Project Blowed, the precursor to Low End Theory and today’s jazz-influenced beat scene. After encountering West Coast alt-rap in the late 1990s, Kenny Segal switched gears from drum ’n’ bass to producing hip-hop and has never looked back. Journalist turned performance poet Jerry Quickley travels the world with his politically charged spoken word, including several collaborations with Philip Glass.
Busdriver’s frenetic, insightful lyricism and propensity for unconventional beats have established his legacy in L.A. hip-hop of the last two decades. Since his last album,