Country, God or the Girl

The titular girl gets her moment on the latest album by K'Naan in the punchy pop-rap single "Hurt Me Tomorrow." But country and God interest the Somali-Canadian rapper-singer more. Bono appears on "Bulletproof Pride." But K'Naan is more like hip-hop's Chris Martin: a well-meaning guy who's as pop-savvy as he is pompous, and duller than he is pop-savvy. 

Listen to 'Country, God or the Girl'

From The Archives Issue 1170: November 22, 2012