19 Songs, 1 Hour 3 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

One of the biggest solo acts to recently come out of Canada, k-os has been rhyming since the early '90 and releasing increasingly popular albums for more than a decade now. Black on Blonde is his fifth full-length since 2002's No Exit, and it features two distinct sides. The first part is more or less straightforward hip-hop, emphasizing his emcee origins with lyrical gymnastics set to uptempo boom-bap-inspired production. The second half is more representative of what k-os has become: a multi-genre pop artist and chameleonesque singer who's as comfortable crooning alongside guitars as rhyming to the beat. No matter what style you prefer, there's something for everybody here. Even if you're not a rap fan, his music is melodic and unthreatening enough to get into (think The Black Eyed Peas). Even if you're not a rock fan, there's enough soul in the mix to enjoy it (think Jay-Z with Linkin Park). Standouts here include "Mojo On," "Play This Game," and "Try Again" featuring Black Thought.

Parental Advisory: Explicit Lyrics.

EDITORS’ NOTES

One of the biggest solo acts to recently come out of Canada, k-os has been rhyming since the early '90 and releasing increasingly popular albums for more than a decade now. Black on Blonde is his fifth full-length since 2002's No Exit, and it features two distinct sides. The first part is more or less straightforward hip-hop, emphasizing his emcee origins with lyrical gymnastics set to uptempo boom-bap-inspired production. The second half is more representative of what k-os has become: a multi-genre pop artist and chameleonesque singer who's as comfortable crooning alongside guitars as rhyming to the beat. No matter what style you prefer, there's something for everybody here. Even if you're not a rap fan, his music is melodic and unthreatening enough to get into (think The Black Eyed Peas). Even if you're not a rock fan, there's enough soul in the mix to enjoy it (think Jay-Z with Linkin Park). Standouts here include "Mojo On," "Play This Game," and "Try Again" featuring Black Thought.

Parental Advisory: Explicit Lyrics.
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Ratings and Reviews

4.4 out of 5
31 Ratings

31 Ratings

Nictwisp ,

What?!

Bro, you've never allowed cursing on your albums, what's going on?! I still love all your music, Im a fan, have all your albums, but I am shocked to see a Parental Advisory. Was it really necessary or even worth it letting them say those words?

Much love

DiddyQuest ,

Sub-par

What happen to your meaningful lyrics with substance? Just because you have Black Thought on an album doesn't mean it's good. I have been a fan for a long time. There was a time when you didn't allow cursing on your album because your vocab was so extensive. I know rappers want to get paid but don't sell your self short.
-Diddyquest

Youth&BeautyBrigade! ,

Excellent As Always

K-OS can tackle any style of music in my opinion, and over the course of his career he has. While he is a hip-hop artists you can tell his taste and inspirations come from all over and no one album is the same. That's a true fan of music and a true talent. And to all the people complaining about the album being Parental Advisory and the assumption that he's changed his mind about bad language all you have to do is LISTEN TO THE ALBUM before you condemn it. There is bad language on ONE TRACK from the FEATURED artist. Not K-OS. Cool the fussing and groove to the tunes.

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