K'NAAN News & Features

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Skee TV: DJ Skee Continues “Up Close” Interview With K’NAAN [Updated Video]

In the first three installment of his new "Up Close" segment for Skee TV, DJ Skee hits the road with Booth favorite K'NAAN and explores the man behind the music. The video below shows the Somali-Canadian emcee and global... Read More
Posted 3 years ago
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Duck Down Studio Session: KRS-ONE & Buckshot x K’NAAN [Video]

New York, NY -- This newly-released video shows Somali-Canadian emcee and Booth favorite K'naan collaborating with KRS-One & Buckshot on "Think of All the Things," a track set for inclusion on KRS & Buck's forthcoming... Read More
Posted 5 years ago
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J. Period & K’NAAN Leak 3-Song Sneak Preview of “The Messengers” [Download]

New York, NY -- Today, August 18th, Booth-acclaimed emcee K'naan and renowned DJ J.Period announced their plans to join forces for a new remix project entitled The Messengers. In anticipation of the project, which will... Read More
Posted 5 years ago
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K’naan Performs to Packed House at Minneapolis’ Fine Line [Exclusive]

Minneapolis, MN -- K'naan is an artist that defies categorization: a singer, emcee, poet, storyteller, and, thanks in part to the breakout success of his sophomore full-length, a high-profile commentator on global issues, he... Read More
Posted 5 years ago
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Rock the Bells Exclusive Interview: K’naan [Video]

Chicago, IL -- In the fifth of eight exclusive video interviews shot behind the scenes at this year's Rock the Bells opener, DJ Z goes backstage with Booth favorite K'naan to discuss the selection of "Wavin' Flag" as South... Read More
Posted 5 years ago
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DJBooth.net Exclusive: Rock The Bells 2009 Opener in Chicago

Tinley Park, IL -- The official start of summer for children is the end of the school year.  For those who are several years removed from the days of test-taking and homework, the official start of summer might be Memorial... Read More
Posted 5 years ago
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K’naan to Release “Twitter Single” Assembled from Fans’ Tweets

Toronto, ON -- Somali-Canadian musical trailblazer K'naan is about to collaborate with his fans in an unprecedented way -assembling a new version of his song "People Like Me" from their tweets on Twitter. On April 1st, K'naan... Read More
Posted 5 years ago
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K’naan Teams up With Beatnick & K-Salaam on “You Can’t Buy This” Mixtape [Free Download]

New York, NY -- Minneapolis production duo K-Salaam & Beatnick have teamed up with Booth favorite K'naan to bring fans You Can't Buy This, a brand new "blend-tape" composed of previously-unreleased material by the... Read More
Posted 5 years ago
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K’NAAN Delivers Grammy Speech for 2010 Following Concert [Video]

Chicago, IL -- Late last month, K'naan stepped into the Booth for an exclusive interview in anticipation of the release of his sophomore LP, Troubador (out now). In a new video, the Somali-Canadian emcee meets up with our... Read More
Posted 5 years ago
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K’naan Performs on Jimmy Kimmel; Continues Nationwide Tour

Los Angeles, CA -- In a new video, Somali-Canadian rapper K'naan stops by a taping of Jimmy Kimmel Live to perform "ABCs," the lead single off his forthcoming LP, Troubadour. (due out next Tuesday, the 24th). K'naan is... Read More
Posted 5 years ago
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K’naan Spits Live Freestyle for DJBooth.net, Interview To Follow

Chicago, IL -- Toronto emcee K'naan, who is currently preparing for the February 24th release of his sophomore album, Troubador, has recorded a live freestyle in anticipation of his exclusive interview with our own DJ Z,... Read More
Posted 5 years ago
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K’naan Releases “ABCs” Music Video, Prepares to Drop “Troubadour”

Toronto, ON -- Somalian-born emcee K'naan has just released an official, Marcus Roby-directed music video for "ABCs," the Troubador lead single that saw him speaking out about the struggles of youths growing up in... Read More
Posted 5 years ago
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K’naan & Matisyahu Announce Winter Tour Dates

New York, NY -- Somalia-to-Canada transplant K'naan who has been praised in the Booth for his honest portrayal of African life on cuts like "ABCs," has joined forces with Hasidic reggae sensation Matisyahu for a winter tour.... Read More
Posted 5 years ago
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K’Naan Joins Mos Def For Live Performance of “My God”

Atlanta, GA-- Somalian-born, Canadian-raised rapper K'Naan, whose recent single, "ABCs," was praised by DJBooth members for its authentic depiction of the hardships faced by African youth, has joined forces with emcee Mos Def... Read More
Posted 5 years ago