13 Songs, 51 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

On his turbocharged third album, K.O. seeks to redress missteps made on his criminally slept-on SR2. He also settles into his formula, a fine mix of Skhanda raps and R&B hooks. Comedy, braggadocio and social awareness are his signature traits, and they’re abundant on songs like “CR17”, where the rapper likens himself to South Africa’s current head of state; and “Better Choices”, where the fire-spitting emcee enlists Loki and long-time collaborator Ma-E for a refreshingly modern take on the “black tax” and its effects; and “Flight School”, where Sjava helps deliver an update on ancient fables with pearls of wisdom.

EDITORS’ NOTES

On his turbocharged third album, K.O. seeks to redress missteps made on his criminally slept-on SR2. He also settles into his formula, a fine mix of Skhanda raps and R&B hooks. Comedy, braggadocio and social awareness are his signature traits, and they’re abundant on songs like “CR17”, where the rapper likens himself to South Africa’s current head of state; and “Better Choices”, where the fire-spitting emcee enlists Loki and long-time collaborator Ma-E for a refreshingly modern take on the “black tax” and its effects; and “Flight School”, where Sjava helps deliver an update on ancient fables with pearls of wisdom.

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