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Audio/Video: K'naan 'Hurt Me Tomorrow'


Here's a  new joint from Somali troubadour K'naan. "Hurt Me Tomorrow" is an anti-significant-other uplifter that sounds equally influenced by McCartney's piano ballads and Cee-Lo's 2010 gold-digger bashing tune. Watch K'naan debut the song live at Jay Leno above (props Yardie) and stream the proper recorded cut below.

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>>>Stream: K'naan "Hurt Me Tomorrow"

Photo by Meztli Yoalli Rodríguez

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