What? Youâ€™ve never heard of BK-One and yet you call yourself a beat fiend? Okay, maybe you donâ€™t call yourself that, and I donâ€™t actually blame you for not knowing about him.
BK-One is probably most famously known as the dj of Brother Ali.Â And he just dropped his own album featuring a whole slew of guest artists.Â Brother Ali, Murs, Slug (from Atmosphere, if you donâ€™t know) and a veritable whoâ€™s who of the indie hip hop scene.
The album, titled Radio Do Canibal and is supposed to be heavily influenced by Brazilian music and culture.Â You canâ€™t tell that much from the leak track below, but itâ€™s dope enough to be worth a listen.
You can stream a whole bunch more tracks off his MySpace page, so if youâ€™re looking for more take a peek.Â And for those of you who are heading out to pirate this, BK-One has a polite message for you:
If you downloaded it, I’m glad you’ve gotten a chance to hear my music…but you’re really missing out.Â The packaging is pretty innovative and is made from 100% recycled material.Â Inside, you’ll find English translations to all the Portuguese interludes (they help to explain the connections between Brazil’s music history and American music from the past and present).