Most helpful positive review
The Best Thing Since Sliced Bread
on January 9, 2004
This is just one of those CDs you've got to hear to believe. I bought it yesterday based off my memory of Superstarr, Pt. Zero and Heaven Only Knows, and have listened to it four times through already. The entire CD is fantastic, full of original beats and tight rhymes that are hard to find the likes of. Two of my favorites so far are "Call Me" and "Neutroniks," but the whole CD if off the charts. The two best thing about K-OS?
1) How eclectic he is, incorporating so many different styles to create something truly unique.
2) Not only is he unique, but he's authentic. So much of mainstream hip-hop is arrogant - all about the jewels and girls and fame. K-OS is a true believer who brings it back to where the music is what matters. One of the only hip-hop CDs I've ever seen without the need for an "Explicit Lyrics" warning on the covers, which is so refreshing.
Even if you're not primarily a hip-hop fan, you'll love K-OS. Like Talib Kweli, he has the same ability to rhyme about stuff that matters and use his raw talent for something that's actually worth your while to listen to.