Tuesday, February 24, 2009

K'Naan The Somali Poet

Troubadour by K'Naan
For Christmas the wife purchased for me the video game Madden 09, it has over the last few months become my favorite video game. One reason that I like it so much, is the music.

One musician that I was introduced to by this game is K'Naan. I really like his music and his life story is very interesting also.

Check out the video below, it includes the song ABC's which is on the Madden 09 sound track. Or click on the image above to listen to sample mp3s.

Please also check out the links below, which include an interview with him from the Chordstrike blog.

Born in Mogadishu, Somalia, just as the civil unrest that rocked the country was beginning, rapper K'Naan spent the early years of his life trying to avoid death and listening to the hip-hop records that his father, who had left Somalia earlier, sent to him from America.

K'naan - ABC's (Album Version)

K'Naan Interview @ChordStrike

K'Naan @Wikipedia

K'Naan @Amazon.com

K'Naan: Hip-Hop's New Pop 'Troubadour' @NPR

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