Nas & Damian Marley – Distant Relatives

Distant Relatives is a collaborative studio album by American rapper Nas and Jamaican reggae artist Damian Marley, released May 18, 2010, on Universal Republic and Def Jam Recordings. Production for the album took place during 2008 to 2010 and was handled primarily by Damian Marley and Stephen Marley. Fusing musical elements of hip hop and reggae, Distant Relatives features lyrical themes concerning ancestry, poverty, and the plight of Africa.

Nas and Marley began recording in 2008; recording sessions took place in Los Angeles, California, and Miami, Florida. Marley and his brother, Stephen, produced the majority of the album, using live instrumentation in the recording process.[5]  They collaborated with guest artists, including Stephen Marley, Dennis Brown, Joss Stone, Lil Wayne, and K’naan.[4][6]  On the album’s production, Marley told Rolling Stone, “We’re trying to have a sound that’s reminiscent of both of us, but not exactly like either… A lot of charity albums come off corny. We want this to be something you’d play in your car

Official Website – http://www.distantrelatives.com/

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~ by keepthepiece on June 11, 2010.

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