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Knaan Somalia

K'naan On 'Dumbing Down' His Lyrics And Making His Album 'Infinitely Cheaper'

Posted 12.10.2012 | Entertainment

Somali rapper and singer K'naan may be his own worst critic: He took to the New York Times to pen an opinion piece examining his latest work -- and it...

On The Ground In Somalia (PHOTOS)

K'naan | Posted 10.24.2011 | Impact
K'naan

I left Somalia as a child and returned as a celebrated artist. But it's truly bittersweet, as being celebrated by a famine-struck nation isn't quite the celebration I had dreamt of.

My Life as an Artist: A Country Disguised as a Person

K'naan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
K'naan

Though I grew up in Somalia, and art encapsulated the world as I knew it, I never aspired to be an artist. I hope that my music opens an eye or two to a great country of both immeasurable beauty and struggle.