March 20th, 2009
Episode 119 of 426 episodes
K'Naan questions the credibility of American hip-hop: After all, even the toughest American neighborhoods aren't as dangerous as his hometown of Mogadishu. His background informs a style that hits hard, with a message that hits even harder. K'Naan's latest album, Troubadour, features the talents of Mos Def, Chali 2na and Metallica's Kirk Hammett. Recorded at the SXSW showcase at The Parish in Austin, Tex., on March 19, 2009.