Sunday, November 14 2010
Yes We Can: Songs about Leaving Africa is more about Africa than it is about African music.
Tuesday, April 27 2010
Backed by a live band, K'naan rapped tight and globally wise rhymes that blend Rakim's sophistication with Eminem-esque wit before a sold out crowd at Chicago's Metro.
Tuesday, November 10 2009
Insecurity, bulimia, infidelity, intra-racial discrimination, self-loathing and coked out, aspirational celebrities: welcome to Wale's coming out party.
Sunday, October 11 2009
K'naan's The Messengers series is a trilogy of episodes designed to highlight the genius of Nigeria's Fela Kuti, Jamaica's Bob Marley, and the United States' Bob Dylan.
Sunday, April 5 2009
If Amadou and Mariam's last album felt like a shift in the couple's career, then Welcome to Mali feels like an even greater one.
Wednesday, March 4 2009
The Somalian-born poet/rapper/singer gives free reign to his roots on an enjoyable, high-energy album that is as much about partying as it is about Africa.
Wednesday, February 25 2009
Tuesday, February 3 2009
Wednesday, August 27 2008
K'Naan stood on stage, drum in hand, focused on the two instruments that comprise and compose the totality of African storytelling: the voice and the drum.
Thursday, August 14 2008
In a market dominated by criminal sociopaths, this Somali-Canadian refugee rapper took the road less traveled.