Nas and Damian Marley

My next music review for WYCE 88.1FM is on Nas and Damian Marley

The new collaboration between Nas and Damian Marley is the 13 track album Distant Relatives. Fans of Damian Marley’s “Welcome to Jamrock” will be pleased by this disc. Lyrical content ranges from social responsibility, black empowerment, and the struggles of everyday life, to the typical hip-hop prerequisites of machismo, bling, guns and violence.  High end production values, catchy reggae elements, and guest appearances by Lil’ Wayne, K’naan, Joss Stone, Dennis Brown, and Stephen Marley round out the album.

Best Tracks: #1 As We Enter, #2 Tribes at War

FCC Naughty List: #5 FRIENDS (use of the word “nigger”)

Other points of interest:

Damian Marley, and brother Stephen Marley, are sons of reggae legend Bob Marley

Nas and Damian Marley "Distant Relatives"


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