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K’Naan Takes AIDS Fight To Canadian Parliament

Rapper K’naan said Canada must “step up” to save lives in the developing world and MPs heeded his call Wednesday, passing an NDP private member’s bill that will make low-cost generic drugs more readily available to millions of people in Africa. MPs voted 172-111 on Wednesday to pass NDP MP Paul Dewar’s bill, also known […]

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K’Naan talks Acting and Bieber vs Drake

by Courtney Shea K’naan is the latest local talent hoping to join the ranks of the multi-disciplined celebrity. The Toronto singer has been wavin’ his flag all over the Sundance Film Festival this week. He’s there as one of a group of musicians interested in film invited to perform at the fest, and has been […]

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K’Naan Reaping Rewards: Globe Artist of the Year

There were Canadian artists who made more money and generated more online hits this year. But K’naan achievements stand apart. While his Wavin’ Flag flew on the global focus on soccer, the rapper himself used his greater fame to provide aid to charities around the world. The sequence of events certainly sounds familiar: Canadian indie […]

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K’Naan Docu-Movie in the Works

A docu-movie on the music and life story of Somali/Canadian rapper Keinan Warsame, popularly known as K’Naan is said to be in the works. According to MTV.com, “DJ Skee, proprietor of the production company, Skee.TV is working on a project entitled “Up Close”, which is a three-part look at K’Naan.” According to the site, although […]

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Somalian-Born K’naan Still Tied to His Homeland

It has been a breakthrough year for rapper K’naan. A remixed version of his song “Wavin’ Flag” with will.i.am and David Guetta became an international hit; he performed during festivities for the World Cup; and his profile in the rap world and beyond is steadily rising. Yet the Somalian-born lyricist, who escaped the war-torn country […]

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Forget Canadian hip-hop: Shad and K’naan are Canada’s musicians of the year

Tonight’s double-billing of Shad and K’naan represents a must-see ticket not only for fans of Canadian hip-hop, but for people who just love music. The two performers, playing tonight in Toronto and who have appeared all over the country this month, are dynamic, and fly, and have something to say..read more on nationalpost.com

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