i've been obsessed with this guy since sometime this summer. i was watching a youtube video about a program in cape town, south africa, and i fell in love with the song they used as a soundtrack. after some googling, i found that the song was "in the beginning" by k'naan. he's a rapper from somalia, and i am super picky about rap music but k'naan is amazing. refreshing, fierce, and just all around incredible. i just checked his myspace and he's announced a release date for his next album (feb. 24!) and a US tour with a show in new york on feb. 25. I AM SO GOING TO THIS AND I CAN'T WAIT.
"in the beginning" isn't on his myspace page and it's too fierce to not share, so check out this youtube: