Somali-Canadian music artist K’Naan announced that he is collaborating with his fans to assemble a new version of his song “People Like Me” from their tweets on Twitter. The contest officially started on April 1st and consists of K’Naan inviting his Twitter followers to download the special instrumental version of the song, created specially for the promotion, and submit their own lyrics for the story via his Twitter. A key part of the contest is requesting fans tweet their input and include the #knaansong tag to be considered for inclusion in the final song. The deadline for submissions is May 1st.
K’Naan plans to assemble the best tweets and record the results, crediting all contributors on his official site and all other social profiles. The final track will be made available to fans via FREE download on K’Naan’s Twitter page and his official site at. Even though K’Naan’s offical website is just a Ning network site (shudder) hearing how he is using Twitter for a literal mash-up in his music is like a breath of fresh air. Just saying someone needs to tell celebs that it is GREAT to be on Twitter but how about using it productively. Just sayin’. While #knaansong is far from a top Twitter search term it is generating some buzz. It should be interesting to not only hear the final outcome of the song (love the creativity here BTW) but to also see the level of engagement on Twitter.Category: Celeb 2.0, Trends, web 2.0 | Tags: #knaansong, K'naan, twitter, Twitter contest, Twitter song