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    Fri, 19 Mar 2010 07:45:39

    Nas Teams Up With Damian "Jr. Gong" Marley - Nas and Damian Marley's <i>Distant Relatives</i> features Lil Wayne, K'naan and Stephen Marley...

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    It's a family affair with Distant Relatives, the collaboration between rapper Nas and Damian "Jr. Gong" Marley. The effort will be released May 18 through Universal Republic and as expected on records of this sort, the 13-track affair will feature an impressive guest list headed up by Lil' Wayne. Also appearing are K'naan and Jr. Gong's older bro, Stephen. The title references the pair's exploration of their shared African ancestry, which they do on the record.

    Nas and Marley are also behind Distant Relatives Project, which further explores the African roots of hip-hop and its evolution. A documentary, performances and a series of public discussions have ensued as a result. Tour dates for the duo are expected to be released next week. Until then, fans of roots-exploratory hip-hop, mark your calendars.

    What do you think of this collaboration? Who should team up next? Lil Wayne and K-os?

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    —Amy Sciarretto
    03.19.10




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