Canadian rapper who touches on themes of wealth, class, and violence in promoting what he calls a positive message.
He lived in Trinidad from the age of 9 to 13, and surrounded himself with music to cope with the loneliness.
His set his messages often in opposition to mainstream hip-hop, criticizing the glorification of violence and fame.
He was born Kevin Brereton in Toronto, Ontario, and styled his rap name k-os to mean 'knowledge of self.'
Slick Rick was one of his musical influences growing up.