k’naan

  Hip-hop artists including rappers Nas and Somalia-born K’naan will hit the Kennedy Center stage next year for the weeklong festival, “One Mic: Hip-Hop Culture…

Rap doesn’t usually lend itself to modesty. Particularly when the genre’s narratives involve struggle, hardship or killing. YetK’naan broached those themes and more Sunday at a sold-out Metro in Chicago while displaying a humble attitude that matched his tender, boyish singing. The slender Somali-born MC — whose adopted name means “traveler” in his native language […]

Somali-Canadian emcee/poet, K’naan’s song “Wavin’ Flag” will be used in Coca-Cola’s campaign for the 2010 FIFA World Cup which will be held in South Africa.