Release Date: Sep 21, 2004
Record label: Astralwerks
Anyone familiar with the frazzled beats and rhymes of k-os' 2003 debut should have expected an even more ambitious next step. Fittingly, Joyful Rebellion adds further colors to the Toronto-based artist's palette of both rapping and singing, and emphasizes musical flourishes that were only sketches on Exit. He begins the album as a man given the manual with which to save hip-hop.