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The Best 60 Albums of 2009
17 Dec 2009 // 4:00 PM
PopMatters presents our 60 best albums of 2009, highlighted by a bevy of American indie rock juggernauts, the return of a hip-hop master, and a couple of the finest voices on the planet.
Thank You for Talkin' to Me Africa
16 Nov 2006 // 10:00 AM
Three globally successful African hip-hop artists are spreading the word about change on a continent that is often overlooked.
The Dusty Foot Philosopher Kicks Up America
27 Aug 2008 // 6:00 PM
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.
K'naan: Country, God or the Girl
15 Oct 2012 // 6:05 PM
It’s his fierce intelligence as a lyrical predator that redeems his stylish poses. It’s precisely when the listener lets his guard down that K’naan pounces.
Global Citizen Festival: 29 September 2012 - New York (Photos)
11 Oct 2012 // 12:52 AM
While countless numbers watched the stream online, nearly 60,000 people attended the Global Citizen Festival, a concert designed to create awareness of the global poverty issue.
K'naan + Wale: 11.April.2010 - Chicago
27 Apr 2010 // 1:00 AM
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.
Mos Def and K'Naan Live on "Austin City Limits" (videos)
17 Jan 2010 // 8:25 PM
The musical event of the week on TV had to be the Austin City Limits appearance of two of the world's best rappers, the incomparable
From Mogadishu to Mos Def: Somalia native K'Naan gives new meaning to hard-core rap
12 Aug 2008 // 1:37 AM
Like a lot of things that we Americans complain about, Minnesota winters aren't so bad in the view of Somalian hip-hop star K'Naan. "I remember