Wednesday, May 20, 2009

The Dusty Foot Philosopher

When I get older, I will be stronger,They'll call me freedom, just like a Waving Flag.......

A poet, a singer, a philosopher, a rapper...a true artist: K'naan

Ok I am not even going to front; walking into the showroom I expected a cool performance from K'naan, since I only heard a few songs and was not well acquainted with his lyrical refinement, but Boy! was I blown. This young man is the perfect emulation of REAL. You can tell that his every word comes from deep within his mind and hearth, and was not written to solely entertain onlookers; but to carry us on a melodious journey that gratifies our ears, yet challenges our mind and elevates our soul. In other words, he was DOPE. His stage presence was uncomprimised and his musical delivery quite flattering.

There aren't many artist who dare to tell stories with their songs, I mean, thats was how it was back in the day right, story through song, expression through music. But nowadays either people are all feeling the same things which explains the uncanny lyrical similarities, or artists are not truly expressing themselves and are rather riding the one way train to fame, which requires them to shed whatever makes them unique. However, I refuse to book tickets on that train, alongside numerous other artists that are changing the game and redefining it's dimensions.

I'll leave you with some more K'naan lyrics :)
And any man who knows a thing knows, he knows not a damn, damn thing at all...
I'm just gonna take a minute and let it ride,
I'm just gonna take a minute and let it breeze

Be Safe and Be True,

No need to Complicate

1 comment:

  1. K'naan sounds interesting. I think he changed up his style since 'struggling'. His voice is less 'pitchy.'