Tuesday, May 4, 2010


Nas and Damian Marley have been working on this project for some time now, and I really like the tunes that have come out. Everyone knows Nas and Damian both have deep roots in hip hop and reggae royalty, and you can call them both iconic musicians. Damian being the youngest son of Bob Marley and Cindy Breakspeare, and nicknamed "Junior Gong" after his fathers "Tuff Gong". He has had much success in the past few years with tunes "My name is Jr. Gong", "More Justice", "The Mission", and "Welcome to Jamrock" too name a few. Nas has been a major force in the hip hop world since his freshman album "Illmatic". Which all hip hop heads know the "The World Is Yours", "It Ain't Hard to Tell", and "One Love". He went on to release many other hits including "Hate me now", "Nas is like", and recent "Hip hop is dead". The album "Distant Relatives" is described to be about Nas and Damian’s relationship, and also their shared African ancestry. This tune was sampled from a Dennis Brown song by the name of "Promise Land" (which is posted below). They have incorporated Dennis Brown on the track and I really like the vibes. The original track is basically untouched with Nas and Damian along side Dennis.

The album is scheduled to be released on May 18th.

"The Promise Land" - Nas, Damian Marley, & Dennis Brown

"Promise Land" Dennis Brown & Aswad

and a bonus tune released a while back ... "Road to Zion" Damian Marley ft. Nas

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