The dusty foot philosopher

If you’re not hipped to K’naan, consider this your wake-up call. K’naan is a Mogadishu-born, Toronto-residing MC who mixes hip hop, rock, and Somali funk samples into something a little more funky than what you’re used to.

The Bus has been following him since his Canada-released-only first album, the Dusty Foot Philosopher, dropped in 2005. K’naan’s second album, Troubadour, just hit stores last week, and its fantastic as well. Dude is on tour as we speak, and will be in Seattle (at Neumo’s) this evening. If you’re in NW Washington, he’ll be in Van City tomorrow night, and it’s worth the drive.

In the meantime, here’s a video for “ABC’s” off Troubador, and featuring none other than the man, the myth, the honest to God legend Chubb Rock. Respect.

edit: The actual video went “unembedded” for some reason. The link to the actual video is here, and above is the song itself.


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