Country, God or the Girl is the fourth studio album by Somali-Canadian hip hop artist K'naan. It was released worldwide on October 16, 2012. The album was first announced in February 2012, with a release date of May 1, 2012. Coinciding with the announcement, he confirmed that he has collaborated with Nas, U2 lead singer Bono, Keith Richards of The Rolling Stones, American hip-hop and electronic artist and producer will. am and Canadian singer-songwriter Nelly Furtado.
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Is Anybody Out There? (featuring Nelly Furtado). The Sound of My Breaking Heart. Nothing to Lose (featuring Nas). Bulletproof Pride (featuring Bono). Alone (featuring will.
All sorts of eccentricities survive on Country, God or the Girl, his most expansive and elaborately produced work to date. Mostly, though, the new album soars with pairings of sharp, confessional rap and catchy vocal hooks. The music is a joyous collage of juxtapositions: edgy rapping, vulnerable folk melodies and savvy nods to soul, dance hall and rock. One classic K'Naan track, "If Rap Gets Jealous," answered back to critics who didn't like his blending of rap and rock. That wall might be political, spiritual or personal - Country, God or the Girl, as the album's title has it - but when K'Naan swings the hammer, you can feel that wall crumbling, and it's a thrill. If a refugee kid from Somalia can do all this, there might be hope for this world after all. K'Naan.
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Since I was a kiddo I was a leader Heard life was a beach but Man I wanna meet her Swimmin deeper but the grim reaper will always creep up No ice on my bed, So I never sleep up Flow Bolt like Usain try n keep up Way before waving flag in the FIFA I was a dreamer, life was. a gamble Born in a casino, but God never give burdens you can't handle Music is my ammo, I'm ready for battle
K'naan says he took this advice, working to make his album appeal on a broader scale stateside. I began to say yes," he explains. Yes to trying out songs with A-list producers. This push toward the mainstream is very clear on "Country, God or the Girl. The album features collaborations with Nelly Furtado, Nas, and even U2's Bono. While the album did perform decently well commercially, reaching No. 13 on Billboard's rap albums chart, K'naan writes that his album wasn't what he was hoping to make. I had not made my Marley or my Dylan, or even my K’naan; I had made an album in which a few genuine songs are all but drowned out by the loud siren of ambition," he says. Fatima had become Mary, and Mohamed, Adam
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Tracklist Hide Credits
|2||Gold In Timbuktu|
|3||Waiting Is A Drug|
|6||Is Anybody Out There?
Featuring – Nelly Furtado
|7||Hurt Me Tomorrow|
|8||The Sound Of My Breaking Heart|
|9||Nothing To Lose
Featuring – Nas
Featuring – Bono
|13||Sleep When We Die
Featuring – Keith Richards
|14||More Beautiful Than Silence|
Featuring – Will I Am
|16||On The Other Side
Featuring – Mark Foster
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