K'naan's new album!!!

Febuary 24, 2009 K'naan's album "Troubadour" will finally drop. If you don't know who K'naan is, I suggest you find out... Pronto. His last album "The Dusty Foot Philosopher" is the dopest . He combines a mix of rap and hip hop into his own style and way of vocalizing hiss craft. It's true that his music is of a rare breed and he has an originality no one can mock. I love his voice. It's along the same line as Eminem's voice or even Q-tip... but there is an extreme distinction. What I appreciate K'naan most for, is his credibility. While American rappers pitch "gangsterism" in order to gain publicity, K'naan uses his past living in one of the most violent countries in the world (Somalia) as his fuel to spread his gift, invoke knowledge and to also give his country a voice when, in their world, they don't have one. Nevertheless, he keeps his music from being too melancholic and depressing and keeps his listeners upbeat and having a good time.

"Where rocket-propelled grenades are fired around you on a daily ... a guy bragging on TV talking about how gangster he is?" K'Naan says. "For us, it's more a source of entertainment. It's more like a comedy or something we watch. Say, 'Oh wow, that's kind of cute of American gangsters.' But it isn't hardcore, it isn't that bad. Let's get things in perspective, you know?"

"The Dusty Foot Philosopher" (which released in 2006) won my heart when I came across K'naan by accident one day last year, and ever since I heard that album I've been waiting for the next. My favorite track on that past album was "The voices in my head" K'naan rhymed with so much intensity and soul about his life in Somalia that his listeners can literally feel his pain :

"Im still awake, and its quarter to six, im trying to write and I aint thought of no shit,
I live with guilt like I slaughtered the sick, I live with shame, like my daughter a bitch,
I dont make living but i still persist, i could sell out but i still resist, so dont tell me about no pain and shit,
I was born and raised in poverty bitch, And I smile all the while and i don't complain, Im something like Gail Scott heroine, do you know what it feels like to lose a friend, again and again and again, again
the bitterness in the killer the poet, the river of blood within the mess flowin, Im the bitterness in the killer the poet, the river, the blood will keep on flowin, people inside me say, they wanna see me go on tragically, and its evil, its evil, cuz im only twenty something years old working for a crumb or some bread or nothin.." - K'naan, "The Voices in My Head", The Dusty Foot Philosopher 2006

you can download that full album here for free [[DOWNLOAD HERE]]

And on February 24th, go buy his new release "Troubadour". K'naan is guaranteed to not disappoint."

To take a listen to the new album before you buy,click this link : K'naan Sample and Enjoy.
Peace, Love and Happy Listening!!