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Old 03-11-2009, 11:20 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Such a good album, I try to pass it or Troubador onto everyone I can.
All full tracks from Troubador available on his myspace:
http://www.myspace.com/knaanmusic
(last.fm has full tracks, too, but leaves out Somolia, which is one of my favorite tracks).

He did quite of bit of collaboration on this album--Kirk Hammett (When Rap Gets Jealous, which is also on Dusty Foot Philosopher), Damian Marley (I Come Prepared), Big Bang (Adam Levine) and others. I'm wondering whether people think this album has him going more commercial than Dusty Foot Philosopher--I read some reviews that claimed so. Personally, I think it is as good as Dusty Foot...
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Old 03-12-2009, 12:12 AM   #12 (permalink)
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All full tracks from Troubador available on his myspace:
K’NAAN on MySpace Music - Free Streaming MP3s, Pictures & Music Downloads
(last.fm has full tracks, too, but leaves out Somolia, which is one of my favorite tracks).

He did quite of bit of collaboration on this album--Kirk Hammett (When Rap Gets Jealous, which is also on Dusty Foot Philosopher), Damian Marley (I Come Prepared), Big Bang (Adam Levine) and others. I'm wondering whether people think this album has him going more commercial than Dusty Foot Philosopher--I read some reviews that claimed so. Personally, I think it is as good as Dusty Foot...
Well it would make sense that Troubador would be his more commercial album as Dusty Foot was his debut while he was relatively unknown. He had 4 years for critics and fans to absorb Dusty Foot and begin to anticipate his new album. My only major concern is that he doesn't let the success get to his head. I think Gift of Gab put it best in the song Deception "If you're blessed with a talent/ utilize it to the fullest/ be true to yourself/ and stay humble"
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Old 03-12-2009, 01:37 AM   #13 (permalink)
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^^^ good points!
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Old 03-12-2009, 04:12 AM   #14 (permalink)
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Well it would make sense that Troubador would be his more commercial album as Dusty Foot was his debut while he was relatively unknown. He had 4 years for critics and fans to absorb Dusty Foot and begin to anticipate his new album.
When they say 'more commercial' they mean a change in musical direction to appeal to a more mainstream audience, which shouldn't be influenced by the expectations of critics.

I've listened to a few of the songs from Troubadour, and there is a bit of merit to the suggestion, mainly because the tone seems less cynical and bitter. But the songs still sounded good after a first listen.
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The first thing even close to hip-hop or rap I have ever listen to and liked, thank you. Once I have the time I'm defenitly getting this album.
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Old 03-14-2009, 02:18 AM   #16 (permalink)
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Dude where the hell are the lyrics for the dusty foot philosopher wtf!!!!
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Old 03-16-2009, 11:13 AM   #17 (permalink)
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Yeah, finding the lyrics is a hassle to say the least.

Gorgeous booklet, but not a lot of information, though he does have some of his lyrics up on his webpage.
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