Tuesday

The Dusty Foot Philosopher - K’naan

With the song 'Wash It Down' as my introduction to K'naan’s world, ethnic percussion sounds accompanied by a back drop of whooshing waters instead of booming 808's and synthetic basses make me smile and think this is gonna be a good one. Turns out it is. This dusty foot philosopher has a lot to share about life back home as well as life around the globe today. Sure K'naan has a pitch and nasal speech that rivals the likes of Magoo and Q-Tip both, but I'm willing to adjust due to the fact that this Mogadishu born griot has some musical intel I stand to learn a lot from.