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    Years active: 1993 - present Hometown: Toronto, Ontario

    k-os released his first single in 1993, and shortly after he dropped out of college and started getting attention within the music industry. Within a few years, he stepped out of the spotlight and later explained that he wasn't happy with the direction of his music. It wasn't until 2002 that he ended up dropping his debut album. Always employing sounds and styles from pop, rock, and electronic genres, k-os found his place in hip-hop as not only one of the most eclectic and creatively forward-thinking rappers, but one that could balance his artistic integrity with mass appeal. Several of his albums have gone platinum in Canada.