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k-os, aka Kevin Brereton aka Kheaven, has made his name pushing the limits of rap and hip-hop - pioneering his own distinct and innovative sound.
A self-declared "historical opportunist who's grown up on everything from Dylan to Marley to KRS-One", k-os has been anything but typical.
Born in Trinidad and Tobago, he was raised in a strict Jehovah Witness family and spent his formative teen years in Whitby, Ontario... and it's easy to see how he became a determined non-conformist when you hear him talk about how he had to stand outside the classroom when the national anthem was being played.
Well, since then he's been making his voice heard: two platinum-selling albums, a Grammy nod, and multiple Juno and MMVA Awards. Two years in the making, k-os is back with a cutting edge double album that was recorded at Hayden Christensen's deserted Laurel Canyon mansion.
Collaborators include Sam Roberts, Metric's Emily Haines, Sebastien Grainger (Death from Above 1979) and Corey Hart. *Check out George's appearance on the single, "The Dog Is Mine". "BLack on BLonde' is available now.