Nas and Damian “Jr Gong” Marley have teamed up to record Distant Relatives, a cross-cultural opus that brandishes both lyricists skills and bridges the gap between hip-hop and reggae. The project is expected to drop in March 2010 and the duo is taking an unorthodox approach to promotion by helming a panel on December 12th that featured hip hop greats, reggae legends and music intelligentsia.
NYC MC Nas and Jamaican reggae star Damian Marley have teamed up to record the anticipated album, Distant Relatives. Taking the intellectual route to promoting new music, the artists are heading up a panel discussing the roots of hip hop and reggae and their mutual origins in African music on December 12th. Other panelists include hip hop and reggae pioneers DJ Kool Herc, DJ Red Alert, Daddy U-Roy and King [...]