Mos Def and K'Naan Live on "Austin City Limits" (videos)

by Sarah Zupko

18 January 2010


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 and adventurous Mos Def and the Somalian born K’naan. Both produced sterling albums last year that found their way into many top music of 2009 lists, including our Top 60 list, and both create the kind of thinking-person’s hip-hop that has expanded the boundaries of the genre.

K’Naan “Waving Flag”

Mos Def “Umi Says”

K’Naan interview

Mos Def interview

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