19 Songs, 1 Hour 16 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

The third major-label album from Somalian/Canadian artist K'Naan, (following the critically acclaimed The Dusty Foot Philosopher and live follow-up The Dusty Foot On the Road), Troubadour is another collection of mostly upbeat joints that fuse rap, rock, pop, reggae, and global activism, with several triumphant African-pride tracks ("T.I.A." and "Somalia") as well as a great romantic number ("Fatima") and a comical tale of the broke, struggling artist ("15 Minutes Away"). Genre-wise, the music flows over rap and rock beats, adding hooks, breaking heads and breaking hearts with his story of survival growing up in Mogadishu. Fittingly, the featured guests are an extraordinarily diverse bunch, including Damian Marley, Metallica bassist Kirk Hammett, old-school rapper Chubb Rock, and Adam Levine from Maroon 5. Other key tracks include "Dreamers," "ABC’s," and "America" with Mos Def and Chali 2na.

Parental Advisory: Explicit Lyrics.

EDITORS’ NOTES

The third major-label album from Somalian/Canadian artist K'Naan, (following the critically acclaimed The Dusty Foot Philosopher and live follow-up The Dusty Foot On the Road), Troubadour is another collection of mostly upbeat joints that fuse rap, rock, pop, reggae, and global activism, with several triumphant African-pride tracks ("T.I.A." and "Somalia") as well as a great romantic number ("Fatima") and a comical tale of the broke, struggling artist ("15 Minutes Away"). Genre-wise, the music flows over rap and rock beats, adding hooks, breaking heads and breaking hearts with his story of survival growing up in Mogadishu. Fittingly, the featured guests are an extraordinarily diverse bunch, including Damian Marley, Metallica bassist Kirk Hammett, old-school rapper Chubb Rock, and Adam Levine from Maroon 5. Other key tracks include "Dreamers," "ABC’s," and "America" with Mos Def and Chali 2na.

Parental Advisory: Explicit Lyrics.
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Ratings and Reviews

4.6 out of 5
417 Ratings
417 Ratings
T-hugsrocksdoink ,

Wavin fLag

Even though there's 4 copies of wavin flag it's stil the best world cup and soul song of the year!

Mr.Galletta ,

This Album has lot of Soul + Substance!

WOW! This is an amazing album! I heard "Wavin' Flag" in South Africa during the World Cup and so decided to buy the whole album. I am very impressed! It has tons of substance, especially considering just about all hip hop nowadays is about the same superficial, empty themes, K'naan's songs by contrast are very meaningful, sincere and very varied in styles and subject matter. "Wavin' Flag" and "Dreamer" are super catchy and fun hip hop anthems, whereas "Fatima" and "People Like Me" are moving laments about hardship and the less positive aspects of life. I think this guy is going to blow up, and hopefully this will be part of a pioneering spirit in a troubled industry. Go K'naan!

BRUH... ,

K'naan

Is a BAMF

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