Friday, November 6, 2009

Roti List: K'naan

While hip hop may have started out in the black ghettoes of New York, Chicago and Los Angeles over 30 years ago, it has now become a global phenomenon influencing music styles from Japan to South Africa. And no one personifies this more than K'naan (pronounced Kay nuh an). Born in Somalia raised in Toronto, K'naan utilizes traditional African beats and instuments with poetic lyrics focusing on the Somali immigrant experience. You can check him out at his website here.