Order in k-os: The Evolution of an Ethos

May 22, 2009

By Amalia Judith

k-os - Exclusive interview on HipHopCanada.com

* April 30th performance photos by Julia Kozlov

Vancouver, B.C. – Despite a certain reputation, k-os seems quite formidable and he’s not above cracking a few jokes in between his well thought-out responses. K-os knows what he believes and is a strong advocate of his own distinct philosophies on music. He refuses to restrict himself by way of self-definition, so to call him a mere rapper isn’t entirely accurate but the man can sure rhyme.

k-os live in concert April 30th in Vancouver on the Yes! Karma TourHis fourth album in, Kheaven is proving that he’s not just talk. He’s putting his money where his mouth is and offering up his ethos in the form of free music. Okay, his album is still $12.99 on iTunes for the special edition but his shows are free, his beats are up for grabs and there might be some ringtones thrown in the mix too. Crown Loyalist Recordings, k-os’ own subsidiary to parent label Universal Music Canada, has also released a remix album, letting any one of the public have their dirty way with a k-os beat. Canada has rhythm in reserves and an open call for it reinforces the musical community and takes the term “music sharing” back to grassroots.[read more]

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