Legendary Nova Scotia emcee Buck 65 is back with a self-described “exercise in extreme self-indulgence.” Dirtbike 4 is an hour-long expedition into the depths of Rich Terfry’s remarkable braindelving into subjects ranging from the Toronto Tunnel Guy to Marcel Duchampall anchored by boom-bap instrumentals and a pervasive punk aesthetic.

Whether he’s throwing out the first pitch at a Cubs game, or scoring an x-rated French film, Buck 65 always finds a way to surprise us. Dirtbike 4 is no exception.

From Buck 65:

“’Dirtbike 4’ was recorded in my living room. Legendary Halifax producer Jorun Bombay contributed a beat. Otherwise, everything was done by mevocals, beats, cuts. This album like the other Dirtbike albumsis a return to the approach I took when making albums like ‘Vertex’ and ‘Man Overboard’ in the late ‘90s. The album features a tribute to Elton McDonald, the Toronto tunnel-digger guy; a tribute to Booger from the Revenge of the Nerds movies; a tribute to the Lykov family, who lived in the Siberian taiga, cut off from all human contact for 40 years; a song about my distaste for the band The Police; a song about my cat, Kevin; and a lot more. The centerpiece of the album is a simultaneous tribute to Marcel Duchamp, the spirit of Dadaism and John Lennon's song "Imagine." Mostly, ‘Dirtbike 4’ is an exercise in extreme self-indulgence by a white boy from Nova Scotia who was in high school between '86 and '89, the era of Ultramagnetic, M.C. Shan, Eric B. & Rakim, The Jungle Brothers, Mantronix, Run-DMC and UTFO. It's dirty.”

Stream Dirtbike 4 below, and keep scrolling for Buck 65’s upcoming tour dates:

4/23 at Bluebird Theater in Denver, CO
4/24 at The Grain Station in Albuquerque, NM
4/25 at Last Exit in Phoenix, AZ
4/27 at The Bunkhouse in Las Vegas, NV
4/28 at The Casbah in San Diego, CA
4/29 at The Roxy in Los Angeles, CA
4/30 at The New Parish in Oakland, CA
5/1 at Star Theater in Portland, OR
5/2 at The Crocodile in Seattle, WA