For my next trick, I will connect the seemingly disparate worlds of Canadian indie rock heroes Broken Social Scene and (also Canadian) hip-hop hitmaker Drake in a mere two moves.
1. Broken Social Scene’s self-titled album (TMT Review) contained the track “Windsurfing Nation” featuring a guest verse from rap veteran k-os.
2. k-os will be going on tour this April with hitmaker/Degrassi superstar Drake.
And there you are! Of course, there’s a lot more worth knowing about k-os than his association with Broken Social Scene. For one, the man’s released four full-length albums, the latest of which, Yes!, saw release this past Tuesday, which was preceded with an appearance the day before on BET co-hosting a “Black History Month” episode of The Deal. Of course, all of this leads up to his role opening for Drake on his “Away From Home Tour,” which hits up a number of college campuses in hopes of promoting eco-friendly technology. Drake and k-os: a couple of guys who care! Now, if only they could get through to that dastardly Broken Social Scene crew. Bunch of hearts of stone over there.
k-os solo dates:
03.02.10 - New York, NY - Le Poisson Rouge
03.04.10 - Los Angeles, CA - The Roxy
Dates with Drake:
04.06.10 - Charleston, IL - Eastern Illinois University
04.07.10 - State College, PA - Penn State University
04.11.10 - Lock Haven, PA - Private Location
04.14.10 - East Lansing, MI - Michigan State
04.15.10 - Rochester Hills, MI - Oakland University
04.16.10 - Morgantown, WV - West Virginia University
04.21.10 - Orlando, FL - University of Central Florida
04.22.10 - Greenville, SC - Furman University
04.26.10 - Kansas City, MO - University of Missouri
04.27.10 - Lexington, KY - University of Kentucky
04.29.10 - Lowell, MA - University Mass Lowell
04.30.10 - Syracuse, NY - Private Location
05.01.10 - Boston, MA - Private Location
05.04.10 - Worchester, MA - Holy Cross
05.05.10 - Towson, MD - Towson University
05.06.10 - Cheyney, PA - Cheyney University
05.07.10 - Ithaca, NY - Private Location
05.08.10 - Plymouth, NH - Private Location