Birth Through Knowledge

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Birth Through Knowledge
Also known as BTK
Origin Canada
Genres Hip-hop, rock
Labels Tommyboy/Ignition
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.

The band won the 1997 MuchMusic Best Independent Video Award for "Superchile." They were also nominated for a Juno Award in 1999 in the Best Alternative Album category,[1] losing to Rufus Wainwright.



  1. ^ "Juno Awards Database". Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences. Retrieved 5 June 2011. 


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