Belgium based producer Koss can be considered a hip-hop purist. His previously released body of work has emulated late 80's / early 90's heaters producing EP's for Craig G (Juice Crew), AG (Showbiz and AG) and El Da Sensei (Artifacts). Now Below System Records (Masta Ace, Phat Kat, Chuuwee and Trizz) will be releasing his official full-length production album entitled Born To Live.
Whereas the previous EPs was one MC per release, Born To Live boasts an all-star line-up of spitters including Torae, Large Professor, Masta Ace, Keith Murray, Blaq Poet, Ruste Juxx, J-Live and Craig G. When asked why he decided to have different features on each track Koss related, "I wanted this album to express life and my passion for the hip-hop culture. My aim was to choose MCs that no matter what is in style at the moment always stay consistent and remember where they came from."
The true school vibe of the album even extends to the remixers that Koss selected. Born To Live features track remixes courtesy of K-Def (Ghostface Killah, Tragedy Khadafi), Large Professor (Main Source, Nas) and close friends 12 Finger Dan and B-Base.