Daily Archives: January 14, 2009

Meet Knaan –A Rapper You Should Know About


New York, January 14, 2008-Reaffirming his place as one of music’s most compelling new voices, celebrated Hip Hop MC, griot, and singer/ songwriter K’NAAN has announced the release of his long-awaited sophomore album, Troubadour, on February 24th via A&M/ Octone Records. The album features of slew of unique musical collaborations from a variety of artists including Damian “JR Gong” Marley, Chubb Rock, Mos Def, Kirk Hammett of Metallica, Chali 2na and Adam Levine & James Valentine of Maroon 5. The first single off the album, “If Rap Gets Jealous,” was added into rotation on K-ROCK/ KROQ last week. Fresh off his national tour with Matisyahu, K’NAAN has also announced 2009 tour dates that will kick off in early February to support the release of Troubadour (see dates below).


Online Ticket To Hip-Hop Inaugural Ball Surge: Russell Simmons, LL Cool J, T.I.,Young Jeezy, Bow Wow And MC Lyte Co-Host Black Tie Charity Gala On 1/19 In DC

New York, NY, January 14, 2009: Russell Simmons, Valeisha Butterfield, Dr. Benjamin Chavis and the Hip-Hop Summit Action Network (HSAN), the world’s largest coalition of hip-hop artists and entertainment industry executives, announced today that Bow Wow and MC Lyte have agreed to join the list of celebrity Co-Hosts for the upcoming Hip-Hop Inaugural Ball, along with Russell Simmons, T.I., LL Cool J and Young Jeezy. The black tie charity gala will be held on January 19, 2009 at 8:00 pm, at the prestigious Harman Center for the Arts, 610 F Street, N.W., Washington, DC. Heineken is the Presenting Sponsor and MySpace Music Hip-Hop (www.myspace.com/hiphop) is the Platinum Online Sponsor of the Hip-Hop Inaugural Ball.