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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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  • 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
  • Why am I way late on this?
  • K'NAAN, COME TO BRAZIL
  • i rate his concept, not quite sure about music
  • Wavin' Flag. Can`t wait WC 14 in Brazil.
  • God, Country or the Girl is different, give it a chance. After a few listens I really grew to appreciate it [2]
  • 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.
  • Holy shit, Troubadour is good.
  • Is Anybody Out There? (feat. Nelly Furtado) ♥
  • v Actually the album is not bad at all, it's just we are used to much better things from him.

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