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MOJO RISING: K'NAAN

Knaancrop “When you say ‘Somalia’, you think about war, but we were a nation a poets, that is how we were known in Africa,” says Canada-based Mogadishu-born rapper K’naan. After escaping the conflict in his home country in 1991 – he left on the last commercial flight out - the budding rapper went to Ontario via New York and ended up expressing his unique set of influences on his 2005 album The Dusty Foot Philosopher and his latest, the live set The Dusty Foot On The Road.
 

Click the MORE button to hear songs from The Dusty Foot Philosopher and The Dusty Foot On The Road.

The Dusty Foot Philosopher
Where the MC wryly explains where he’s coming from over clipped beats, whistling and piano, like Eminem’s East African alter-ego. (Taken from The Dusty Foot Philosopher.)

Soobax
Live guitar and drums come up against synth and the rapper’s extrapolation on the ruination of his homeland. One of his distinctly Marleyesque moments. (Taken from The Dusty Foot On The Road.)

What’s Hardcore?
Stripped and mordant comparison of rap of the gangsta persuasion and life in Somalia: “If I rhymed about home and got descriptive, I’d make 50 Cent look like Limp Bizkit” quoth K’naan. (Taken from The Dusty Foot On The Road.)

Read K’Naan in conversation in this month’s MOJO.

Posted by Danny Eccleston at 02:10PM | Categories: Features


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Hi,
I play guitar for Kelly Beaudry, former vocalist of Frijid Pink (Repertoire) "House of the rising sun" and Phil Bryant formerly of 707 "I could be good for you".
We are presently in rehearsal for the 2008 season and the release of his new CD.
As for myself, I am the former mgr. of Madonna's bro. Martin Ciccone and the inventor of the RAMTRAK guitar (interchangeable pickups).
A new website is being contructed on MySpace to let kelly's fans know what he's up too.

Go to: www.myspace.com/kellybeaudry

More news later.
Thanks.
Jim


Posted by: Jim Randolph | 12 Oct 2007 11:17:54