k-os - Yes!Canada’s top-selling rapper has always had one foot in indie-rock and the other in hip-hop. Born Kevin Brereton, k-os has recorded with Sam Roberts and remixed Feist. Here, the rap ’n’ roller teams up with Metric’s Emily Haines and the Dears’ Murray Lightburn on the guitar-driven “Uptown Girl” and creates a rap response to Feist’s hit “1,2,3,4” with his own “4,3,2,1.” Summoning characters from astronauts and superheroes to rock-star groupies, the always inventive k-os delivers some infectious positivity on his latest.

April 2009

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