Country, God Or The Girl

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K'NAANOctober 16, 2012
Hip-Hop/Rap℗ 2012 Interscope Records
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Make no mistake: This is K'naan's stab at at the big time. His fourth album is cut with brain-grabbing hooks, pop-friendly beats and so much singing by the MC you almost forget he is an MC. Long-time fans may worry the Somali-Canadian rapper's fire has been watered down, but while Country is steeped in a mellow gold, it's also distinctively clever. Themes of love and loss are set to bouncy beats; lyrics name-check Betty White and Nancy Kerrigan; and bits of Afropop (the light marimbas of "Simple," the funky sax of "70 Excuses") infiltrate top-40 fodder. Then there's "Gold in Timbuktu," one of the strangest, sweetest hip-hop tracks ever. From the overlapping themes his album title introduces to his diverse guest stars (Nas! Bono!), K'naan is playing with what it means to be a pop star.

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The Seed3:35
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Gold In Timbuktu4:34
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Waiting Is A Drug3:17
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Better3:15
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Simple3:26
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Is Anybody Out There? (feat. Nelly Furtado)3:58
7
Hurt Me Tomorrow3:47
8
The Sound Of My Breaking Heart3:49
9
Nothing To Lose (feat. Nas)3:57
10
70 Excuses4:11
11
Bulletproof Pride (feat. Bono)4:42
12
The Wall4:27
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Additional Information

Total length
47:06
Tracks
12
Released
January 1, 2012
Label
℗ 2012 Interscope Records
File type
MP3
Access type
Streaming and by permanent download to your computer and/or device
Internet connection
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Playback information
Via Google Play Music app on Android v4+, iOS v7+, or by exporting MP3 files to your computer and playing on any MP3 compatible music player
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