K-Os, “I Wish I Knew Natalie Portman”
It was a wise move for K-Os to snatch up the piano riff from Phantom Planet’s “California” as the beat for this track, just because it guarantees that the song will be stuck in your head for the next week. The singsongy chorus definitely adds to that. This is a bittersweet song about how relationships work, pieced together with wordplay that reminds me how much I need to practice my freestyling; it’s also a solid reason to ask “why the fuck is K-os not rich and powerful?” .. Much like many of his songs.
Get it get it get it.