Joyful Rebellion

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Joyful Rebellion
Studio album by k-os
Released 13 August 2004
Recorded Metalworks Studios, Mississauga, ON
Genre Rap, Alternative hip hop
Length 57:59
Label Virgin Records (U.S.), EMI (Canada)
Producer
k-os chronology
Exit
(2002)
Joyful Rebellion
(2004)
Atlantis: Hymns for Disco
(2006)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]
HipHopDX 4.5/5 stars[2]
Obnoxious Listeners 4.5/5 stars[3]
Pitchfork Media (7.4/10)[4]
RapReviews (8.5/10)[5]
Rolling Stone 3/5 stars[6]
Sputnikmusic 4.5/5 stars[7]

Joyful Rebellion is the second album of alternative hip hop artist k-os. It was released 13 August 2004 in Canada by EMI and 21 September 2004 in the United States by Virgin Records. It debuted at #7 on the Canadian Albums Chart, and went platinum in Canada, selling over 100,000 units.

Awards[edit]

  • The MuchMusic Video Awards (MMVA's)
    • 2005 Best Pop Video ("Crabbuckit")
    • 2005 MuchVibe Best Rap Video ("Man I Used To Be")
  • Juno Awards
    • 2005 Single of the Year ("Crabbuckit")
    • 2005 Rap Recording of the Year ("Joyful Rebellion")
    • 2005 Video of the Year ("B-Boy Stance")
  • Canadian Urban Music Awards
    • 2004 Hip Hop Recording of the Year ("B-Boy Stance")
    • 2004 Music Video of the Year ("B-Boy Stance")

Lyrics[edit]

Like Exit, Joyful Rebellion primarily focuses on k-os's negative views of the music industry, supplemented by more metaphorical lyrics.

The track "Man I Used to Be" is about a man who wants to revert to his previous self. The tracks "The Love Song" and "The Mirror" are semi-autobiographical. The song "One Blood" is an anti-war message. The song "Papercutz" is k-os's denial that Exit was his last album. "Commandante" features the opening sample of a woman speaking in Spanish on a voice mail.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "EMCEE Murdah" – 3:30
  2. "Crucial" – 3:25
  3. "Man I Used to Be" – 5:04
  4. "Crabbuckit" – 3:48
  5. "B-Boy Stance" – 4:00
  6. "Commandante" – 3:45
  7. "The Love Song" – 4:18
  8. "Hallelujah" – 4:17
  9. "Clap Ur Handz" – 1:20
  10. "Neutroniks" - 3:51 [not featured on American version]
  11. "Dirty Water" [featuring Sam Roberts] – 4:14
  12. "One Blood (Jiggy Homicide)" – 3:29
  13. "Papercutz" [featuring Kamau] – 15:27
    • "The Mirror" [hidden track]

NOTE: "Neutroniks" is not featured on the American version of the album. The song is featured on the American version of his previous album "Exit".

Singles[edit]

Charts[edit]

Chart (2004) Peak
position
Canadian Albums Chart[8] 7

References[edit]