BK: Thank you for doing this. Let's pretend there's no COVID and you're inviting six people to a backyard bbq, who do you invite?
k-os: Zoe Kravitz, Viggo Mortenson, MIA, Noam Chomsky, Chris Hemsworth, ASAP Rocky
BK: It’s midnight at your BBQ, work with me—what record is playing?
k-os: JOHN COLTRANE
BK: You’re in Vancouver now. What’s the difference between summer in Toronto and Vancouver and which is more fun at 2 a.m.?
k-os: It's easy not to care what people say/it’s harder to pretend to try. Aye... I'm usually sleeping by 2 a.m. these days, but... I am up again by 5 a.m. to run the Seawall in Vancouver. That's what I do for fun now.
BK: What's your all-time favourite summer music festival? Who did you see, where and when?
K-os: Osheaga. Kendrick Lamar.
BK: If you were planning the k-os Christmas music festival, who'd be on the bill?
k-os: Billie Eilish, ASAP FERG, Jesus, the Strokes, Chastity, LOONY, Peach Pit, Kyatranada, Joey Badass, Mother Mother, Uzi Vert, Willow Smith.
BK: And who would play the after-party?
k-os: A TRACK and JUST BLAZE.
BK: Now let’s talk about weed. Does your cannabis consumption change in the summer versus the winter and fall?
k-os: It rains a lot in Vancouver during the winter because it’s a rainforest. Rainy day consumption in a rainforest is calming.
BK: What about edibles, and have you tried the weed drinks? It’s a pretty mellow high that I think you’d enjoy.
k-os: I recently started cooking with cannabis. It feels like nature’s way. Yes to weed drinks. I'll drink all the drinks!
BK: Your last record was such a shot of joy, that cover of The Cars tune. What makes a great ride, and are you still driving that VW van?
k-os: I like to feel the road when I drive. My legendary uncle had a truck in Trinidad that he would let us ride in the back of and that's where my love for “feeling the road” started. The 1984 Westfalia I own drives like an army vehicle. The driver is positioned directly above the two front wheels so you feel it all. I don't like driving/having a smooth ride. Maybe in a taxi.
BK: If you could have any car, what would it be and where would you go?
k-os: I'll keep the VW Westfalia and go to my fave camping spot—Elora Gorge Ontario.
BK: Anyone cool you’ve ever smoked with? I’ve seen your Instagram photos. I know there’s great people who’ve passed you a joint.
k-os: Black Thought from The Roots in Sweden. He invited me to his dressing room and we smoked and talked about Rap. I remember thinking that my life would never be the same after that moment. And it never was the same.