Last May, K’naan spoke to andPOP about starting a new chapter in his musical career with the U.S. release of “The Dusty Foot Philosopher,” three years after the critically acclaimed debut album was released in Canada.
Now, the Toronto hip-hop artist is gearing up for even more exposure across the border after being tapped to open a string of shows for Snoop Dogg next month.
K’naan will join the rap superstar on the southeast leg of his U.S. tour, starting May 4 in Little Rock, AK and wrapping May 17 in Hilton Head, SC.
The two also share several festival dates at the beginning of the month, which follow K’naan’s scheduled appearance at the Coachella festival in Indio, CA on April 19.
K’naan is currently on a headlining tour in support of his sophomore album, “Troubadour,” which was released in February. The disc features a host of special guest collaborators including Damian Marley, Mos Def and Metallica’s Kirk Hammett.