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Somalia's K'Naan Brings Real Hip Hop!

Friday, January 30, 2009



In the case you haven't been watching BET or reading any popular mags, we'd like to introduce to you K'Naan, one of the illest hip hop artists and I mean real hip hop, you know the kind that has real dope beats and conscious lyrics. K'naan is from the war torn streets of Somalia and his poetics definitely speak on it. He's come a long way and still has lots of room to grow. K’Naan grabs samples and traditional to contemporary live instrumentation to make his unique sound. On his sophomore album, Troubadour, he gets help from respectables like Mos Def and Damian Marley. We hope K'Naan will continue to spread his lyrics and poems through these mainstream released albums. We got two early released tracks for you and also check out his video below for Dreamer.

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posted by 2Scoops, 10:00 AM

15 Comments:

I love this song, so good! I also love If Rap Gets Jealous it's my favorite! <3 I hope K'Naan does well he has a lot of good wisdom to spread!
commented by Anonymous Anonymous, 10:24 PM  
Me too! I hope they do a video for If Rap Gets Jealous!
commented by Anonymous Anonymous, 10:48 AM  
Love this video! Such a cool idea. I just picked up his record today and it's amazing! Can't wait to see what other videos he does for his other songs.
commented by Anonymous Katie, 5:52 PM  
Very cool video! I want to see his video for If Rap Get's Jealous.
commented by Anonymous Martin, 4:50 PM  
I really like this video it's a neat idea...I hope more people learn from K'Naan.
commented by Anonymous Anne, 12:22 PM  
Dope video! I heard he's going on tour with Snoop Dogg. Hope that's true. Would love to see him live!
commented by Anonymous Anonymous, 10:44 PM  
Does anyone knwo if he's done a video for If Rap Gets Jealous yet?
commented by Anonymous Anonymous, 10:32 PM  
I'm wondering about If Rap Gets Jelaous yet too.
commented by Anonymous Sheryl, 10:58 AM  
I don't know if he's going to make one?
commented by Anonymous Anonymous, 3:47 PM  
Apparently he's making one for all his songs. They may not all go to TV but at least online.
commented by Anonymous Jacob, 12:52 PM  
That's an interesting concept! Pretty cool though.
commented by Anonymous Anonymous, 12:48 PM  
I'm a new fan of K'Naan. Have a lot of respect for this guy.
commented by Anonymous Joe Lobeno, 11:54 PM  
Me too! Such a great artist.
commented by Anonymous Kathryn Morris, 11:49 PM  
Uh oh where did the video go? :(
commented by Anonymous Ashton B, 11:11 PM  
i love k'naan songs
k'naan gonna be star soon
i hope that
people love ur songs everywhere in the world
even in arab gulf
especially in QATAR
commented by Anonymous Anonymous, 11:45 AM  

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