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k-os “Yes!” (2009)

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Canadian rapper k-os doesn’t play by the rules. Hitting the hip-hop scene with 2002’s “Superstarr Pt. Zero” and his album Exit, he was praised for a back-to-basics hip-hop approach, incorporating breakbeats, live instrumentation, and introspective lyricism. Subsequent albums Joyful Rebellion and Atlantis: Hymns for Disco expanded k-os even further musically, widening the scope to include more singing, along with reggae, funk and indie rock influence.

On Yes!, k-os brings the focus closer back to hip-hop, although all the influences and styles he’s adapted are still readily audible. Continue reading

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