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K’Naan Biography

K’naan is a somalian canadian poet, rapper, singer, songwriter, and instrumentalist. He was born on February 1, 1978 in Somalian Mogadishu. K’naan speaks Arabic and English, and contributes to them within his albums. the record label he is a part of is BMG, Wrasse Records, A&M/ Octone Records. he moved to the states when the Somalian Civil War began in 1991. One of K’Naan’s songs “Wavin Flags” made it as a FIFA National anthem song in 2010. K’Naan started writing once he moved and likes to talk about the struggles of his old family.

K’Naan not that long ago brought out his third album called “country, god, or the girl” he has a lot of new songs within it as well. some of the tours he will be taking so far will be an upcoming one in New York, on November 16, 2012 and then after that on saturday November 17, 2012 he will be in West Hollywood, CA so far. the website to be able to go on and keep up with K’Naan is www.community.knaanmusic.com

some of the background material that K’Naan went through is that he used to perform in a band, it was a small acoustic band. he likes to avoid talking about gangster rap mainly because it reminds him of home and knowing gangs first hand and the way it affected his culture and area of where he lived in Somalia. when asked if his music should be considered political he simply says no, that the people that seem to think his music is political is probably their political state. K’naan has won plenty of awards. in 2010 he won artist of the year, songwriter of the year, and african american of the year, and in 2011 won single of the year. so far he has 3 albums out. one was recently released. the first one was released in 2005, called “The Dusty Foot Philosopher.” the second was released in 2009 called “Troubador.” his final album recently came out in 2012 and it’s called “Country, God, or the Girl.”

K’naan’s future looks very bright. he is finally getting accustomed to the life style and is becoming very well known with many artists. he is being featured in many of their songs and plans to wrtie and perform songs with other artists as well. he’s known but not famous yet. hopefully he will soon get there. he has been given the oppurtunities ot tour with many fmaous artists as well to ge the feel of that lifestyle.

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www.community.knaanmusic.com

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