K-os gets thoughtful

K-os, the rapper who has a song called “I Wish I Knew Natalie Portman” on his new album “Yes!”, talks about Natalie and the inspiration behind the song in this new article. A lot more interesting than I would have expected.

“I think Natalie Portman is the best America has to offer, the ideal that America has to offer,” said k-os, who sampled Phantom Planet’s California on the song.

“I think it’s my subversive thing on, ‘Go south, Kevin.’ I was afraid of America for a long time. When I toured, I opened for a band called Gym Class Heroes, and it was the first time I went to Alabama, Oklahoma, New Orleans. It blew my mind because I had considered myself a fairly well-read, intelligent person (but I ) had all these preconcieved notions about America based on press and I was meeting amazing people every time, every night, so that and Obama becoming president, totally made me cut ties with fear of America. So I Wish I Knew Natalie Portman over this California beat is kind of like I’m ready to sort of immerse myself in that. Maybe it’s not really necessarily about being a superfan of a beautiful woman.”

K-os said he didn’t know if Portman knew about the song: “But I hope she finds out.”