A firm believer in the melting pot that is hip-hop, Canadian singer/MC k-os brings his own sound to the masses via his Astralwerks debut.

A firm believer in the melting pot that is hip-hop, Canadian singer/MC k-os brings his own sound to the masses via his Astralwerks debut. A melodic trip that focuses on issues of life and love, Exit is one of those albums that falls into several categories. From the reggae stylings of "Superstarr Pt. 1" to the melodic R&B leanings of "Call Me," the album offers a little something for everyone. K-os pays homage to hip-hop with "The Anthem," an infectious track that showcases both his vocal and lyrical abilities. "Superstarr Pt. Zero," the album's strongest track, is a mixture of house and hip-hop. Sampling both Soho's "Hot Music" and Public Enemy's "She Watch Channel Zero," k-os finds a balance between the two genres not often achieved. With fans like India.Arie already singing his praises, k-os may soon be receiving the commercial attention he so deserves.—RH