Video: K’Naan & Mos Def on Austin City Limits

K’Naan – Waving Flag

K’Naan performs songs from Troubadour and Mos Def rocks a few joints from The Ecstatic. PBS’ Austin City Lights is the longest-running music series in American television history.

Hit the jump to watch their interview with K’Naan, Mos Def performing Umi Says along with an interview with Mos.

Or head to PBS to watch the full episode that aired last night.

Interview w/ K’Naan

Mos Def – Umi Says

Interview w/ Mos Def


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79 Responses to “Video: K’Naan & Mos Def on Austin City Limits”

  1. sleep AKA I'M 2 COOL 4 U DUDES 2 RIDICULE Says:

    k’naan= most underrated rapper

  2. AmpGeez a.k.a Exhibit Geez Says:

    k’naan = Who?

  3. Carlos Voltron AKA Dixie Normous Says:

    Is K’naan auditioning to be the new Bruce Leeroy?

  4. karim Says:

    K’naan > everyone, musically.

  5. landlord Says:

    LMAO @ Tony Romo…

    i tried to tell yall niggas he was a certified pussy and choke artist…

    l
    LOL… where remixzflows at?… i know son is sick right now…

    Tony Romo has like 10 fumbles and 6 interceptions… already …

    Minnesota Vikings FTMFW

  6. landlord Says:

    karim Says:

    ——-

    WTF?

    son?

    but you still only 3…

  7. sleep AKA I'M 2 COOL 4 U DUDES 2 RIDICULE Says:

    one k’naan song is more powerful then most rapper whole album. listen to that song wavin flag that he performed if u never heard of him.

    k’naan>>>>mos def

  8. landlord Says:

    LMAO @ Prince watching the game with legendary 70’s Viking coach Bud Grant…

    ohhh this shit is too great…

  9. kevfrescura de talco Says:

    yo land,

    k’naan the first nigga you fired that “who sent this nigga?” shot @ on nah.

    good times.

  10. landlord Says:

    TOUCHDOWN FAVRE TO RICE…

    AGAIN…

    3 times today already…

    and who was them silly nahright niggas saying Sidney Rice isnt top 5 or top 10 WR… silly …

  11. landlord Says:

    yeah k’naan’s musiic and style has always been a joke to me …

    im amazed at how some of these borderline retards are able to get their gigs… the music industry is diverse collection of not so talented clowns… this dude is so wack…

    wale is nicer than this nigga… and i dont like Wale music even a little little bit …

    this nigga wearing a hand woven Cambodian Hmong wicker basket on his head…

    and niggas fronted on Jay Elac’s Fez?

    and yall gonna let this shit pass?

    itsnahtright.com

  12. kevfrescura de talco Says:

    did flaco say that madlib got a new dilla tribute tape called “dill cosby” or is that already out?

  13. kevfrescura de talco Says:

    wale is nicer than this nigga… and i dont like Wale music even a little little bit …

    this nigga wearing a hand woven Cambodian Hmong wicker basket on his head…

    ^

    LOL!

  14. Mag Says:

    landlord Says:
    January 17th, 2010 at 3:45 pm

    this nigga wearing a hand woven Cambodian Hmong wicker basket on his head…

    and niggas fronted on Jay Elac’s Fez?

    and yall gonna let this shit pass?
    ^

    No words*

  15. kevfrescura de talco Says:

    yo nvrmind…

    this dude madlib got like two j dilla tribute volumes.

  16. Rick aka KING OF DA BOOM BAP BOMB STRAPPED TO MY CHEST ASKIN WHERE YA GOONZ AT Says:

    yo, if i was to produce dank beats and i’ve been fucking around on garage band / have an mpc comin in the mail. what should i go with? logic studio? fl studio? adobe soundbooth? fruitloops?

    this is all new to me but allah is callin.

  17. landlord Says:

    BTW, no disrespect to the Hmong community… they are a major presence in the twin cites, and i bought many bags of weed from asian vice lords in st.paul in the late 90s

  18. mford Says:

    its austin city limits, dogg. read the water mark.

  19. AmpGeez a.k.a Exhibit Geez Says:

    K’Naan = Corn On The Cob

  20. Sleep Says:

    You probably heard one song from k’naan. Dude music speaks bout a struggle that most rappers could relate to but can’t articulate. You dude respect these talent less rappers who only talk bout shit that destroying out kids mind and will continue to keep our people in the gutter.

    Did they really have to go for it on 4th down up by almost 30.

  21. landlord Says:

    i repeat… where remixnflows at?… i predicted 34- 20 Minnesota … Vikings did their part and got 34… Cowboys couldnt even muster up a touchdown … LMAO…

    if Cowboy management has any sense, tony romo will never work in Dallas again …

    Brett Favre is GOD …

  22. kevfrescura de talco Says:

    k’naan ‘ll probably go ham and fuck a couple a y’all nahggas up in person tho.

  23. Carlos Voltron AKA Dixie Normous Says:

    Let’s go Jets!

    *Dons Curtis Martin Jersey*

  24. landlord Says:

    kevfrescura de talco Says:

    January 17th, 2010 at 4:19 pm
    k’naan ‘ll probably go ham and fuck a couple a y’all nahggas up in person tho.

    ————

    i doubt it… you seent this nigga?… ill punch him in his fuckin chest and stomp and spit all on his bamboo hat … while he desperately tries to retrieve oxygen back into his tiny sunken lungs … he better have himself a gun …

  25. Rome Says:

    K’naan has come a very long way..I remember he used to perform lil’ shows all over town and people used to hate on him. Looks like he got the last laugh..It’s nice to see him ‘Make It’..

    Mos Def is probably my most favorite Artist, Musician, Actor, Writer ever. He’s the only “celebrity” that I think I admire on a personal level.

  26. Sleep Says:

    Funniest thing is k’naan is probably tougher than your favorite gangster rapper. Dude is from probably the hardest hood on the planet.

    Where I’m from niggas would make 50 cent look like limp bizkit(c) k’naan

  27. kevfrescura de talco Says:

    “pants on the ground! pants on the ground! talking, walking w/ya pants on the ground!” (c) gen. larry platt

    ^

    bamma ether.

  28. kevfrescura de talco Says:

    Dude is from probably the hardest hood on the planet.

    ^

    word.

  29. Frank Lurkas Says:

    k’naan would beat the hell out of mos def

  30. kevfrescura de talco Says:

    On April 4, 1968 Platt was on his way to Memphis, Tennessee to visit the late Martin Luther King Jr., but had arrived several moments too late. At least one has stated that “If Platt had not been delayed by purchasing a belt, he could have undoubtedly altered the outcome of that fateful day.”

    ^

    from wiki.

    yo whoeva types some of that shit up on wiki don’t play fair.

    roffle!

  31. Furiou$tylez aka I cant be godbody smoking these Newports Says:

    this nigga wearing a hand woven Cambodian Hmong wicker basket on his head…

    ^

    ive GOT to hear this nigga rap…

  32. AmpGeez a.k.a Exhibit Geez Says:

    You dude respect these talent less rappers who only talk bout shit that destroying out kids mind and will continue to keep our people in the gutter.
    ================================================
    Our people?

    I don’t know you, nigga.

  33. Furiou$tylez aka I cant be godbody smoking these Newports Says:

    Our people?

    I don’t know you, nigga.

    ^

    bwhahahahahahahahahaha…..ha!

  34. Brooklyn Strong aka The Elder Says:

    K’naan’s hat is a prop from old Chuck norris and Rambo movies.

  35. Furiou$tylez aka I cant be godbody smoking these Newports Says:

    i went to K’Naan’s wikipedia page, but stangely they made no mention of him co-starring in Big Trouble In Little China…

  36. Brooklyn Strong aka The Elder Says:

    k’naan aint whupping nobdies ass. africans knuckle game are suspect but they will head butt or kick somebody. oh damn i almost forgot… no shots

  37. b-ease Says:

    africans knuckle game are suspect

    ^^
    Real rap. (c) DBillz

  38. landlord Says:

    word… whens the last time you seen an African boxer?…

    them niggas play soccer and cricket and whatnot…

    very lame ….

    Mutumbo, Olajuwon, Bol… never seen nan one of them whup nobody … not one W between the 3 …

    they my brothers, but you dont wanna go to war with an unarmed African on your team …

  39. Frank Lurkas Says:

    Brooklyn Strong aka The Elder Says:
    January 17th, 2010 at 4:54 pm

    k’naan aint whupping nobdies ass.

    ^
    id put money on knaan over any commenter. especially this old nigga

  40. Dewill Says:

    they my brothers, but you dont wanna go to war with an unarmed African on your team

    ^^^^
    But give an African a spear.,,, It’s over!!!

  41. Cashmere Cavalli aka The Debonair Cavalier Says:

    African’s with Machetes = WMD

  42. Brooklyn Strong aka The Elder Says:

    Frank Lurkas Says:

    January 17th, 2010 at 5:03 pm
    Brooklyn Strong aka The Elder Says:
    January 17th, 2010 at 4:54 pm

    k’naan aint whupping nobdies ass.

    ^
    id put money on knaan over any commenter. especially this old nigga
    ===========================================
    K,naan weighs like 120lb’s soaking wet. just because some african kicked your ass dont believe they can beat us all.

  43. Frank Lurkas Says:

    black people with credit cards = recession

  44. Frank Lurkas Says:

    black people with guns = genocide

  45. Tweezy Says:

    African knuckle game suspect? I dno about all that, bruh…

  46. Brooklyn Strong aka The Elder Says:

    K’naan might kick my ass if we were in Africa and he had me cornered (nh) with a burner while wearing some shorts, dress shoes and a tupac
    t shirt.

  47. Furiou$tylez aka I cant be godbody smoking these Newports Says:

    Brooklyn Strong aka The Elder Says:

    January 17th, 2010 at 5:17 pm
    K’naan might kick my ass if we were in Africa and he had me cornered (nh) with a burner while wearing some shorts, dress shoes and a tupac
    t shirt.

    ^

    this is too much…

  48. Furiou$tylez aka I cant be godbody smoking these Newports Says:

    i DARE one of yall niggas to try & outrun K’naan…

  49. AmpGeez a.k.a Exhibit Geez Says:

    K’naan might kick my ass if we were in Africa and he had me cornered (nh) with a burner while wearing some shorts, dress shoes and a tupac
    t shirt.
    ============================================
    Heeelarious lol.

  50. b-ease Says:

    Yep, *fucking dead*.

  51. jumu jama Says:

    Music is like a Politics and knaan master it..instead of looking for a hood fame he direct his messege global, to give voice to the voiceless,and he became overnight sensation in places like vietnam, south africa, dubai and soon he might be in beijing playing his african bruce lee role when his not at the united nation speaking out against war and poverty.

  52. Remixznflow Says:

    …ok… just get it over with…

    my boys will be back next year…

  53. landlord Says:

    k’naan definitley aint from no nomadic gazelle killing tribes of brothers … that nigga stayed back in the hut and wrote poems with his sisters

  54. Remixznflow Says:

    i repeat… where remixnflows at?… i predicted 34- 20 Minnesota … Vikings did their part and got 34… Cowboys couldnt even muster up a touchdown … LMAO…

    if Cowboy management has any sense, tony romo will never work in Dallas again …

    Brett Favre is GOD …

    ^
    *wipes tears*

    *throws beer bottles at tv*

    *makes voodoo doll named Landlord*

  55. Dewill Says:

    @Remix

    Sorry homie… Romo stayed on the ground in the fetal position almost the whole game..

  56. Brooklyn Strong aka The Elder Says:

    The Cowboys haven’t been Americas Team for a long time.

  57. Remixznflow Says:

    @Dewill

    yeah i know.. i had such high hopes too… espn sensationalizes shit too much…

  58. g7 Says:

    >>its austin city limits, dogg. read the water mark.

    ^lmao. typical error on nah these days. so careless.

  59. Ant Says:

    k’naan definitley aint from no nomadic gazelle killing tribes of brothers … that nigga stayed back in the hut and wrote poems with his sisters

    ^^^
    deaddd

  60. Brooklyn Strong aka The Elder Says:

    If Romo leaves Dallas he’ll probably end up in Miami. Bill Parcells believed in him

  61. Frank Says:

    Waving Flag >

  62. AmpGeez a.k.a Exhibit Geez Says:

    k’naan definitley aint from no nomadic gazelle killing tribes of brothers … that nigga stayed back in the hut and wrote poems with his sisters
    =========================================
    LOL Y’all foul yo.

  63. EnglandRepresent Says:

    K’naan might want to seek therapy if he ever pops in here.

  64. Brooklyn Strong aka The Elder Says:

    C’mon J-E-T-S JETS! JETS! JETS!

  65. kevfresco Says:

    *dead* @ the k’naan pessimist on the thread.

    k’naan will mix it up w/niggas tho.

    i bet he know some ill tribal dance/martial art that’ll “spice niggas bowls”.(c) some commenter

  66. Brooklyn Strong aka The Elder Says:

    Katt Williams will probably kick K’naans ass and he’s probably the gayest straight dude on the planet

  67. Brooklyn Strong aka The Elder Says:

    MINNEAPOLIS — Tempers flared Sunday at the Metrodome after Minnesota’s final touchdown of a 34-3 playoff victory over Dallas as Cowboys linebacker Keith Brooking sprinted toward the Vikings’ sideline, taunting coach Brad Childress and later calling the late score “classless.”

    Vikings nose tackle Pat Williams, meanwhile, said Brooking was lucky to escape the Minnesota sideline in one piece.

    PollCenter
    What did you think of the Vikings’ late touchdown Sunday against the Cowboys? Vote

    “We don’t care what Keith Brooking says,” Williams said. “He was about to get his ass whupped on our sideline over there. It don’t matter. Nobody said anything when they blew out the Eagles [the past two weeks].

    “It’s the playoffs. It ain’t no regular-season game. If you lose, you go home. We take no pity on them. Do they expect us to? I don’t care about no Brooking. He can say whatever he wants to say.”

    With the Vikings leading 27-3 late in the fourth quarter, Childress left his starters in the game. The Cowboys gave up the ball on downs at their 37-yard line with 5:26 remaining, and the Vikings threw three passes on their ensuing six-play drive. The final one was an 11-yard touchdown pass to tight end Visanthe Shiancoe on fourth-and-3 with 1:55 remaining.

    Cowboys coach Wade Phillips said the Vikings ran up the score, and Brooking agreed.

    “I thought it was classless,” Brooking said. “I thought it was B.S. Granted, we get paid to stop them, but we had zero timeouts left. I didn’t think there was any call for that.”

    Shiancoe laughed when hearing Brooking’s comments. “OK, we apologize. I’m sorry. Better?”
    =========================================
    Uh Oh the Football gods will make the Vikings pay for this.

  68. David blackham Says:

    r.i.p. Gaines Adams

  69. 911 Says:

    Brooklyn Strong aka The Elder Says:
    January 17th, 2010 at 5:17 pm
    K’naan might kick my ass if we were in Africa and he had me cornered (nh) with a burner while wearing some shorts, dress shoes and a tupac t shirt.

    *Adios ciao*

  70. Brooklyn Strong aka The Elder Says:

    That Revis play reminds me of the play Jason Sehorn made in the playoffs against the Eagles

  71. kevfresco Says:

    k’naans rock throwing arm is skrong. (n)

    that niggas like an elf w/snowballs.

  72. EnglandRepresent Says:

    lmao @ kev

    K’naan can actually spit though. I seen him live at some festival ting and he ripped it.

    Carry on.

  73. John Yakerton Says:

    Austin City Limits, not Austin City Lights!

  74. Jay-z who? the nigga from in my lifetime video foh Says:

    why is norv turner, still coaching in the nfl. Him and Stan van gundy are the two worst postseason coaches of all time.

  75. landlord Says:

    Uh Oh the Football gods will make the Vikings pay for this.
    ————–

    Gods dont govern football.. thats the devils domain.. word to the horns on the Vikings helmets and the stars on the Cowboys helmets …

    and lets not act like the Saints didnt run the score up on Arizona too … lose, cry, and go home, sad Cowboy Keith Brooking… and he didnt want it with Pat Williams at all …

  76. $ykotic/Don McCaine Says:

    Rex Ryan=real coach of the year

  77. Jay-z who? the nigga from in my lifetime video foh Says:

    R.I.P ladainian tomlinson career as a charger next year.

  78. $ykotic/Don McCaine Says:

    “We play good defense, we run the ball well, we should be favorites in this tournament”.-Rex Ryan

  79. $ykotic/Don McCaine Says:

    What SB I wanna see:

    Jets v Saints

    What SB the NFL wants:

    Colts v Vikings

    Fux yo’ golden boys…

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