K’naan is out with the music video to his new single ‘Is Anybody Out There’, featuring Nelly Furtado, off the Somali Canadian rapper’s ‘More Beautiful Than Silence’ EP, out now on A&M/Octone. The Chris Robinson directed video was shot in Toronto, Ontario, Canada during the first week of February. Watch it via youTube below.
K’naan is out with the music video to his new single ‘Nothing To Lose’, featuring Nas, off the Canadian rapper’s EP ‘More Beautiful Than Silence’, out now on A&M/Octone.
“I come from the United States, and he’s from Somalia, so when he tells his story, it’s something new to my ears,” Nas said about the collaboration with K’naan. “It’s raw. It’s not coming from news channels; it’s coming from someone who’s actually from there. And coming from where I come from, there’s similarities when you tell those stories. There’s also big differences between our worlds that a lot of kids don’t know about. So you put us on a record together, you bridge those gaps… you see what it is.”
Watch the Nabil Elderkin directed video via YouTube below.
K’naan performed ‘Wavin’ Flag’ for a private group of Q92 listeners on Thursday (October 14) at Club Voodoo in Canton, Ohio. Watch it via the station’s YouTube channel below.
K’naan is out with behind the scenes footage from his ‘Bang, Bang’ music video, featuring Adam Levine. “K’naan is great,” the Maroon 5 singer says in the video. “I think it’s nice to have somebody that’s kind of changing the mold a little bit and not doing it the way everyone else does it. He’s truly unique. He sounds unique. He talks about unique thinks and does it in a unique way and I really appreciate that and respect that a lot.” The song is off the Somali-Canadian hip hop artist’s third studio album ‘Troubadour’, out now on A&M/Octone.
K’naan did a six question Q&A with CMU, where the Somali-Canadian rapper was asked what he’d say to someone experiencing his music for the first time:
I would say play it loud, and I would prefer it if you listen to it through headphones, but if you can’t then play it in the car. I prefer the headphones because I think it’s nice that it should be in your head. When you use headphones you bring the music close to you, so you get to feel something more from that experience. When you are driving, because of the motion, it makes music more of an experience too.
The other five questions at thecmuwebsite.com have since been removed.
K’naan is out with the video to his new single ‘Wavin’ Flag’, featuring will.i.am of the Black Eyed Peas and David Guetta, off the Somali-Canadian hip hop artist’s second studio album ‘Troubadour’, out now on A&M/Octone. The song was chosen as Coca-Cola’s promotional anthem for next month’s 2010 FIFA World Cup, to be held in South Africa. Watch it via YouTube below.
Young Artists For Haiti, featuring more than 50 Canadian singers, joined K’naan to perform a rendition of his song ‘Wavin’ Flag’, with the intention of inspiring people to continue contributing to Canadian charities for their work to help Haiti following the country’s 7.0 earthquake in January. Proceeds to the song, released March 12th, are going to Free the Children, War Child Canada and World Vision Canada. Singers performing on the song include Nelly Furtado, Sam Roberts, Avril Lavigne, Pierre Bouvier of Simple Plan, Tyler Connolly of Theory of a Deadman, Kardinal Offishall, Jully Black, Lights, Deryck Whibley of Sum 41, Serena Ryder, Jacob Hoggard of Hedley, Emily Haines, Hawksley Workman, Drake, Chin Injeti, Ima, Pierre Lapointe, Elisapie Isaac, Esthero, Corb Lund, Fefe Dobson, Nikki Yanofsky, Matt Mays, Justin Nozuka and Justin Bieber.
Somali Canadian rapper K’naan is making some serious noise with his new single ‘ABC’s’, off the ‘Troubadour’ album, which comes out February 24th. The joint is a well weaved, vivid description of the realities K’Naan faced in his youth back in Somalia. Chen Lo was asked to try his hand at the remix of the track. Listen below.
K’naan is out with the video to his new single ‘The Great Depression’. The Somali-Canadian rapper’s upcoming second album ‘Troubadour’ is out Tuesday (February 24) on EMI. Watch it via YouTube below.
Rap acts on television this week include:
K’Naan, who performs on ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’ (ABC) on Wednesday.
The Knux, who perform on ‘The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson’ (CBS) on Friday.