Nas x Damian "Jr Gong" Marley

Tuesday, June 30, 2009 | |

International Hip-Hop superstar Nas and GRAMMY-winning artist Damian "Jr. Gong" Marley are collaborating on an upcoming release Distant Relatives, an album created by the two artists to celebrate the correlation and deep-rooted connection between reggae music, hip-hop, and Africa. The album features the signature instrumentation and musicianship of Marley with the hard-hitting beats and lyrics of Nas. Throughout the course of their musical careers, the duo has taught each other and always admired one another's styles. Since first meeting in 1996, the two artists have shared a mutual respect and camaraderie that was most recently showcased on "Road to Zion," a standout track from Damian's critically-acclaimed album, Welcome to Jamrock. After having such a positive experience working together, they have now joined forces again for Distant Relatives. Check the below album trailer from Nabil, the music video director behind K'naan's TIA and Kanye's Welcome to Heartbreak.

NAS & DAMIAN "JR GONG" MARLEY DISTANT RELATIVES preview from nabil elderkin on Vimeo.