We at Hip-Hop Wired absolutely co-sign the fact that America’s new sweetheart Lupita Nyong’o is shacking up with a rapper. Seeing that it’s being confirmed that it’s a rapper as wholesome as K’Naan, the gossipy news becomes that much more sweeter.

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Rappers and drugs go back like babies and pacifiers. Even when Melle Mel was talking about “White Lines” back in the day, the game continues to have a prominent love affair with the lush and illicit pharmaceuticals life. Fortunately for Hip-Hop, there are lyricists who are proud not to drink, smoke or do drugs.


K’Naan releases his latest visual off of his EP, More Beautiful Than Silence, with the Nas assisted “Nothing to Lose.” More Beautiful Than Silence is available on iTunes now.

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K’Naan recently dropped his EP More Beautiful Than Silence, which you should purchase here on iTunes, and also dropped a lyric video to the single “Coming To America.” This is exactly what we need right here… more messages in the music.

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During last night’s (January 31) Republican primary duel in Florida, GOP presidential frontrunner Mitt Romney curiously employed the use of Somali-Canadian rap artist K’naan’s 2009 smash hit “Waving Flag” during his speech. It appears that the rapper does not approve of the former Massachusetts governor taking his song without his permission. Earlier today, K’naan tweeted, “Yo @mittromney […]

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K’Naan feat. Nas – “Nothing To Lose” [Video]   Somali rapper/singer K’NAAN is set to debut his new EP, More Beautiful Than Silence, on January 24th via A&M Octone. For the first single K’NAAN has teamed up with Nas for the track “Nothing to Lose.” The EP features five new tracks including “Is Anybody Out There,” featuring […]


Prolific wordsmith and Hip-Hop icon KRS-One is giving students in the nation’s capital a chance to witness the Hip-Hop icon in person. Knowledge Reigns Supreme will take to D.C.’s Trinity College for their fifth annual International Hip-Hop festival. Regarded as the largest festival of its kind in the United States, The Teacha will headline after […]

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Wale’s been in the headlines lately for less than positive reasons, most recently for being the target of scrutiny following the release of the video for his song “Pretty Girls.” As previously reported journalist Joy Daily bashed Wale for featuring light skin and Hispanic women in the production calling for a boycott of his video. […]