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K'naan Pens Article for Vanity Fair


K’naan’s sudden assault on mainstream airwaves has been nothing short of meteoric. FIFA chose his song "Wavin’ Flag," which originally appeared on his 2009 album Troubadour, as the official Coca-Cola anthem for this year’s World Cup, and within weeks it checked in to the to #1 spot on Billboard’s chart of top 100 songs in Europe. Recently, the Somali singer-emcee wrote an article for Vanity Fair sharing thoughts on what the song’s success has meant for him and how it effects the way he looks at (and judges) his other tracks. Introspective and heartfelt, K’naan’s article provides a candid and honest look into the mind of one of the world’s most popular musicians - something all too rare in this age of celebrity exclusivity.

To read the Vanity Fair article, "Lifting the World Cup with "Wavin' Flag"", click here.

Music

The 8 Songs You Need to Hear This Week

Featuring Femi Kuti, RIMON, Joeboy, Makhalanjalo, Tayc and more.

Every week, we highlight the top releases through our best music of the week column.

Here's our round up of the best tracks and music videos that came across our desks, which you can also check out in our Songs You Need to Hear This Week playlists on Spotify and Apple Music.

Follow our SONGS YOU NEED TO HEAR THIS WEEK playlist on Spotify here and Apple Music here.

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