Where rocket-propelled grenades are fired

I have had a hard time finding new and fresh music. I love me some iTunes as I truly hated having to buy a whole album full of crap to get one or two new songs. So it was with a big smile of appreciation I stumbled upon this article on NPR about K’Naan the Somalian rapper.

I’ve longed believed that hip hop needed a good dose of freshness. From the samples on the NPR page, this is exactly what I’m talking about. I’ll have to keep an eye out for when K’Naan’s latest tracks drop for purchase.

And from the article, here’s K’Naan’s take on American gangsta rappers:

“For us, it’s more a source of entertainment. It’s more like a comedy or something we watch. Say, ‘Oh wow, that’s kind of cute of American gangsters.’ But it isn’t hardcore, it isn’t that bad. Let’s get things in perspective, you know?”



About Geordi Calrissian

African American? Check. Nerd cred? Check. Star Trek? Check. Star Wars? Check. What else is there?

Posted on January 6, 2009, in music and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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