Bouncing Cats Film Trailer

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Director Nabil Elderkin profiles Abraham “Abramz” Tekya in the film “Bouncing Cats”, the true story of the Ugandan man that found away to change the lives of the children in his community through hip-hop.  Narrated by Common and featuring interviews with Mos Def, Will-I-Am and K’Naan.

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Nas x Damian Marley x K’Naan – Africa Must Wake Up

New heat off the Nas and Jr Gong Distant Relatives album featuring K’naan, titled “Africa Must Wake Up”.

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Nas & Damian Marley ft K’Naan – Africa Must Wake Up | Download

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Fresh Hot EP’s: The Messengers


J. Period does it again by linking up with K’Naan for a new digital EP called “The Messengers”.  This is a genre-bending remix project, thats pays homage to 3 musical icons; Fela Kuti, Bob Dylan and Bob Marley.  Take a listen to one of the hottest tracks to be released on the EP so far “Belly Full” a Bob Marley Tribute featuring K’Naan, Kardinal Offishall, Steele & Baja (Dry Eye Crew):

J. Period and K’Naan Ft. Kardinal Offishall, Steele & Baja – “Belly Full” (Bob Marley Tribute)

“The Messengers will be released in 5 parts over the course of 5 weeks, beginning with the first installment—a 3-song digital EP featuring one Fela remix, one Marley, and one Dylan—on Tuesday, August 18. Following the EP release, J.Period & K’NAAN will pay tribute to each of “The Messengers” individually with a new release every Tuesday in September, beginning with a tribute to Fela Kuti (September 1), Bob Marley (September 8), Bob Dylan (September 15), and culminating in the release of The Messengers in its entirety (including additional bonus tracks and artwork) on September 22.

Each digital release will also be accompanied by an exclusive illustration by graphic artist, Fuse Green (, the tremendous talent behind J.Period’s iconic cover art (Q-Tip, Lauryn Hill, The Roots, Game Rebellion)”

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When I first saw the title of K’Naan‘s most recent single I thought to myself ‘Damn even K’Naan’s going at Rick Ross now?’ but obviously not.  “T.IA.” aka “This Is Africa” is what the ‘Dusty Foot Philosopher’ is all about, representing the continent to the fullest, holding down all of Africa.  Check out the video for “T.IA.” directed by Nabil.  His album Troubadour is in stores now.