Born and bred in New Jersey, K.O., along with John Robinson, gives the label [Shaman Work] another member from the tri-state area. K.O. began his career as a DJ at Rutgers University. In the fall of 2003, he moved on to promoting parties in New York City. It was here where he met many musicians who he would later collaborate with, giving K.O. the confidence that he could one day make a career in music. He used this momentum to his advantage, creating mixtapes, putting on shows around New Brunswick, and ultimately creating Elementality Productions in 2004. Elementality Productions was started along with his friend Auracle as an outlet for talent within the New Jersey area. Through his experience in the scene, he pooled together artists within the area to create a cohesive vision. The Elementality Productions team currently consists of himself, the producer Analogic, and Silent Knight, Kaze and East, three MC’s. It was then he ran back into John Robinson, who, after a few conversations, saw the quality that DJ K.O. would add to the Shaman Work roster. As K.O. says himself, his goal as a DJ is to see the big picture, to be an orchestrator by putting the best rappers over the best beats. “Perception is Everything,” K.O.’s first project for the label, is available on iTunes. The EP features such rappers as Phonte, Royce Da 5’9, and Masta Ace. DJ K.O.’s first full length album entitled “Picture This,” is scheduled for release September 23, 2008.