Ko began to develop his own unique style he refers to as both urban funk and urban folk. "I like to think of myself as a folk musician. But I'm not singing about country folk things, I'm singing about city folk things. I didn't come from an impoverished background, but I still see things on the street every day." While Ko is still influenced by Toronto's underground rap community, he also enjoys more mainstream rap and ranks such diverse artists as Everlast, Kid Rock, Ani DiFranco, Thelonious Monk and Van Morrison among his favourites. He even has a tattoo of a lyric from Neil Young's "Down by the River" on his chest, Be on my side, I'll be on your side. Kos eclectic taste is reflected in the originality of his organic sound. "I want people to turn their heads love it or hate it," Ko says of his craft.
"People say, 'Where can I get your CD? I've never heard this kind of stuff.'" "I wrote some songs on the album when I was 18, but they still mean as much to me now as they did back then, especially when I play them for people who haven't heard them before. They didn't know that it was written four years ago. And even if they do, they can still sing along and enjoy it." Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..
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