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K'naan (Keinaan, meaning traveller in Somali, born 1978) is a Somali-Canadian poet and hip-hop artist. The Coming To America Songfacts states that born in Mogadishu, Somalia, he spent his childhood there during the Somali Civil War, which began in 1991. K’naan’s grandfather, Haji Mohammad, was a poet and his aunt, Magool, one of Somalia's most famous singers. The young Somalian acquired an early interest in hip-hop from the records that were sent to him from America by his… read more

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  • Avatar for TheUselessGolem
    On the Other Side! Fucking A! One of the best songs ever written. Definitely one of the most beautiful, elegiac melodies ever put in a pop song (the chorus). The song should've been a smash hit, not an obscure addition to a deluxe edition.
  • Avatar for mecbirdhouse
    Props for being open about his motivations, I guess: http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/09/opinion/sunday/knaan-on-censoring-himself-for-success.html
  • Avatar for jcpack89
    Why am I way late on this?
  • Avatar for hirojuun
    K'NAAN, COME TO BRAZIL
  • Avatar for OG-Gurda
    i rate his concept, not quite sure about music
  • Avatar for Nocioni
    Wavin' Flag. Can`t wait WC 14 in Brazil.
  • Avatar for NittaShun2
    God, Country or the Girl is different, give it a chance. After a few listens I really grew to appreciate it [2]
  • Avatar for CAVermeer
    God, Country or the Girl is different, give it a chance. After a few listens I really grew to appreciate it; don't really like "Is Anybody Out There", though. Love "Hurt Me Tomorrow". Troubador IS holy shit good; agreed.
  • Avatar for holland25
    Holy shit, Troubadour is good.
  • Avatar for rhuancesar_
    Is Anybody Out There? (feat. Nelly Furtado) ♥

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