K'naan, "T.I.A."


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We've long known K'naan to be a soldier in the fight against injustices in his native Somalia and across the whole of Africa, but it's with the Nabil Elderkin-directed video for "T.I.A." that we see K'naan's message in a completely different light. Most recently having also directed the clip for Kanye's "Welcome To Heartbreak", Elderkin paints a picture of the dusty foot philosopher with a brush clean enough to draw postcards from every corner of the continent. And while "T.I.A." certainly gives us flashes of M.I.A.'s electrified Kente cloth aesthetic, it is no less the eye candy.

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K'naan, "T.I.A."