Better known as Brother Ali’s DJ, BK-One takes his years of experience as a DJ and puts on his producer hat joining forces with up and coming Twin Cities beatsmith Benzilla to craft a Brazilian musical bed for some of Hip Hop’s most engaging MC’s. RÃ¡dio Do Canibal features appearances by Scarface, Slug (Atmosphere), Black Thought (The Roots), Brother Ali, Raekwon (Wu-Tang Clan), Murs (Living Legends), Phonte (Little Brother), Haiku D’Etat (Aceyalone, Myka 9 & Abstract Rude), Blueprint, P.O.S (Doomtree), The Grouch (Living Legends), I Self Devine, Toki Wright, Aby Wolf and The Hypnotic Brass Ensemble.
When not touring the globe with Brother Ali, BK-One has traveled extensively throughout Central and South America…these travels would become the inspiration for RÃ¡dio Do Canibal. The title RÃ¡dio do Canibal refers to the Brazilian poet Oswald de Andrade’s “Cannibal Manifesto”. Written in 1928, the poem described Brazil as drawing its power from the absorption of other cultures. Decades later, Brazilians were creating wildly inventive music that drew inspiration from a wide range of sources. From the Brazilian sounds of bossa nova, Bahian folk, and samba, to international styles like psychedelic pop, reggae, Portuguese fado, and the soul, jazz, and funk music of the U.S., nothing was off limits. RÃ¡dio do Canibal is a humble attempt to capture the spirit of that Brazilian music, creating something new and exciting.