K'naan's new album Troubadour features an arguably more "polished", or "produced" sound, but that is not to say it loses any of what makes it a terrific album that is still K'naan to the core. He retains his unique sound of hip-hip laced with African beats, this time featuring some "big names" in music courtesy of Damian Marley, Mos Def, Kirk Hammett and Adam Levine. K'naan is a poet, musician, survivor and above all, a storyteller. You can savour the melodies of these songs while embracing the vivid and poetic images he paints with his lyrics.
K'naan plays a phenomenal live set if you ever get to check him out, consider yourself lucky. It's a moving experience to say the least!
Pick up this album to support quality Canadian music. :)