I remember this night at SOBs vividly. You may remember the first video we ever posted, "Underground Events". It was shot the same night we watched K'Naan rip it at SOBs. At the time, we wanted to get the energy from the poets on the train to you faster (peep the video).
One of my distinct memories on the 25th of February during K's set was when the dozens of Somalians who showed up, raised their flag during K'Naan's last set. For those not quite hip to this artist, K'Naan hails of Somalia and now resides Uptown circa Canada. Makes it clear why his latest record is titled Troubadour. It's critically acclaimed and our very own, Chen Lo, blessed the remix to ABC's - it's fire!
So, the reason why we want to post this video today is because all the madness going on with the Somalian pirates brings K'Naan to mind. His lyrics to T.I.A. in particular (This Is Africa). I would like to believe that when a charismatic emcee rocks at SOBs and people cheer and raise the flag of an African nation, that too is Africa.