Birth Through Knowledge
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|Birth Through Knowledge|
|Also known as||BTK|
|Associated acts||Beastie Boys, Korn|
Birth Through Knowledge (aka BTK) was a Canadian hip-hop/rock band best known for their 1998 single "Peppyrock," the video for which was nominated for the 1998 MuchMusic Best Video Award. The band consisted of Lo-Ki (vocals), Stone Groove (vocals), DJ Spinz (turntables), Adam Carlo (bass),Sam Cino (drums,percussion) and Matt deMatteo (drums).
After signing onto the Tommyboy/Ignition label, BTK released one album "Birth Thru Knowledge" in 1998.
BTK first came to attention when their song "Corncob Pipe" was included on the sampler disc that Korn released alongside Follow the Leader. They were the first indie band to ever open the main-stage at Edgefest '97. In 1998, the band toured with the Beastie Boys and with Our Lady Peace. They appeared in the 1998 Summersault tour.
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