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Nas and Damian Marley Patience Video

On the Distance Relatives album, Nas and Damian Marley teamed up with “the blind couple of Mali”, Amadou and Mariam to produce a remix of a song by the latter, entitled “Sabali”. The final product was a translation into English, of the word sabali, “Patience”. The two acts (Nas and Damian, and Amadou and Mariam) […]

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DiaspoRAW Heroes and Heroines of 2010!

The year 2010 came and it has now gone, but we cannot not just let it go without reflecting. There were a lot of flag bearers but a few shined. We deliberated on those who did as such and our panel has decided. Here is a list of the individuals who did not only make […]

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Nas and Damian Marley going to “the promised land” – Video

Nasir “Nas” Jones and Damian “Gongzilla” Marley are back on the scene again. With their album Distant Relatives still riding high, the duo set out to Jamaica for a video shoot and it will be an understatement to say that the place was completely “locked!”. Soon after the self proclaimed “Distant Relatives” landed at Norman […]

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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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Miss Africa USA Going Strong

Fatoumata “Fifi” Soumah is the reigning Miss Africa USA. 21 year old Fifi Soumah is a full time student at Montgomery College, majoring in Communications. She is originally from the Republic of Guinea Conakry in West Africa. Fifi has been using her title as Miss Africa USA 2010 to raise awareness and educate others about […]

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Parts 1,2 & 3 of Skee.TV’s “UP CLOSE” With K’Naan

Here is Skee TV’s docu-movie on Keinan ‘K’Naan’ Wasarme’s. In the docu-movie, K’Naan taks about who he is, who and what inspires him and who he represents, among other things. He also talks about how his style is original, yet influenced by various other artists, ranging from Coldplay to Nas. The film was shot on […]

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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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K’Naan wins the single African MOBO

The MOBOs’ Best African Act award went to Canadian-Somali rapper K’Naan . The category, which also featured Nigerian producer/rapper J.J.C., Ethiopian musician, Mulatu Astatke who is also known as the father of Ethio-Jazz, the dynamic duo of Nigeria, P-Square and Ghanaian pop star Tinny. K’Naan became well known after his catchy anthem ‘Wave Your Flag’ […]

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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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