K’naan Ft. Bono – “Bulletproof Pride”

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You can probably count on one hand the number of Hip-Hop artists with the pedigree to score a collaboration with Bono, and though K'naan might not be one of the names that immediately pops to mind, it does make total sense.


On K’naan, “Hurt Me Tomorrow” & Chasing the Radio

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The beauty behind the success of K’naan’s international hit “Wavin’ Flag” was in its unexpectedness.

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K’NAAN’S 'Hurt Me Tomorrow' Lyric Video Is Basically An Adorable Puppet Show


Earlier this month, we introduced you to “Hurt Me Tomorrow,” the excellent first single from K’NAAN’S much-anticipated album, Country, God, or The Girl, due out in July.


K’naan Feat.Nas – “Nothing To Lose (Elev8tor Remix)” (Prod. By Rashad)

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Nas has had his share of sharp-tongued guest verses over the past few months, but one appearance that perhaps deserves a bit more shine is his drop on "Nothing to Lose," a track off the recent K'naan EP, More Beautiful Than Silence.


K’NAAN's New Single, 'Hurt Me Tomorrow'


In July, Somalian-born, Canadian-based rapper K’NAAN -- who learned to speak English by listening to Nas and was inspired to make music by Bob Marley -- will release his highly anticipated third album, Country, God, or the Girl.


K’Naan Feat. Nas – “Nothing To Lose” Video

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Isn't it nice to see Nas popping up twice in one day.


8.5 The Cooler

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Cynietra Eminem Not Happy About VMA Nomination [About] Former NFL Players Suing EA Sports [With Leather] Trill Classics: Bun B On Making His Key Records [Complex] Little Fockers Hoping Dustin Hoffman Will Make It Not Sock [FilmDrunk] Ha Ha, Tony Robbins Got Canceled [Warming Glow] Music [...].


Video: Mos Def Performs “Umi Says” On Austin City Limits

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While public access television is probably one of those things LC enjoys, it's never been my thing.


Pillow Talk 2K9: The Most Slept-On Hip-Hop Albums Of 2009

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This 2009 Slept-On list covers the gamut of artists in the Hip-Hop realm.

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J. Period x K’naan – The Messengers EP

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I could note how long I slept on K'Naan (||), his album Troubadour and the rest of his deep catalog.

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Beatnick & K Salaam – Where The Streets Have No Name Mixtape

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Production Powerhouse Beatnick & K-Salaam have teamed up with tastemaker Hip-Hop blog & the top music stream site on the web, to bring you an eclectic groundbreaking Hip-Hop compilation album with a strong message, featuring the duo’s innovative and flawless production as the backdrop for street anthems from the likes of Lil' Wayne, Bun B, Young Buck, Talib Kweli, K’naan, U-N-I, Colin Munroe, tabi bonney, Demarco, & much more… Link and track list ahead.


“Dayless Night”

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Plenty of cats proclaim to carry their city on their backs, a lofty idea to say the least.


Video: 2009 NFL Draft Spot Featuring K’Naan’s “Dreamer”


Hip-Hop has been getting major attention from professional sports as of late and it's been an incredible look.

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The Week That Was: If You Blinked, You Missed It

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In another fast-paced week here @ TSS, we (hopefully) lived up to our top ranking status by covering most of the bases of all things involving the culture.

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