Video: Nas & Damian Marley Live on Jimmy Kimmel Live
Nas and Damian Marley perform 'As We Enter' and 'Count Your Blessings' from the new album, Distant Relatives live on Jimmy Kimmel Live.
Album Release: Distant Relatives by Nas & Jr Gong
Finally the highly anticipated new album from God's Son and Jr. Gong Marley, Distant Relatives was released in stores today [May 18th]
For the new release album grab the torrent before copyright hounds ban it - DOWNLOAD HERE]
Download: 'Africa Must Wake Up' By Nas & Damian Marley
'Africa Must Wake Up' by Nas & Damian Marley (w. K’naan) (Produced by Damian Marley)
Strings over a reggae beat parlay an ode to Africa as Damian portrays, “Yesterday we were kings/ Can you tell the young ones who we are today?” The cry for help is strengthened by Nas, who pleads for disease and AIDS to fade, and K’Naan sings in Somali: “Oo daacad niinki damcay/ Waadinka dooxee (When one attempts to tell the truth, aren’t you the ones to cut him down? The ancestors will surely be stirred).”
Track by track preview [CLICK HERE]
Video: 'As We Enter' by Nas & Damian Marley
'The Promised Land' By Nas & Damian Marley
The latest joint from Queensbridge's own Nas Escobar Jr. Gong Marley from their forthcoming LP, Distant Relatives.
'The Promised Land' by Nas & Damian Marley (w.Dennis Brown)
Live: "Too Many Rappers" by Beastie Boys & Nas
The collab from Beastie Boys and Nas from their upcoming album, Hot Sauce Committee pt.1, dropping September 15. Peep the live jump.
For the audio joint - [DOWNLOAD HERE]
Video: "NY State of Mind" by Nas @ Rock The Bells
Video: Nas & Damiam Marley - Distant Relatives Preview
Audio: Joints of the Week
Jay-Z & Diddy - "Maybe" (Produced By Sean C & LV)
Nas & Rick Ross (ft Kevin Cossom) - "Usual Suspects"
Young Jeezy & Ludacris - "Go Girl"
French Montana (ft Jadakiss) - "New York Minute"
Jadakiss (ft Raekwon & Ghostface Killah) - "Cartel Gathering"
Detox Track! Dre featuring Nas & TI
Seasoned fans know better by now than to get too excited when material that's destined to appear on Dr. Dre's Detox leaks. No matter how dope a track may sound, there's no guarantee that it'll really end up on the good doctor's infinitely delayed album. Indeed, the very fact that you're hearing a Detox demo may make it less likely that that song will ever see the light of day: Rumour has it Dre has scrapped months of studio work in frustration at seeing snippets leak to the public in unfinished form. So take all that as a word of caution before listening to "Topless," the totally awesome alleged Detox demo featuring T.I. and Nas that leaked yesterday. (Check it out below; some NSFW language.)
Here's one glaring hint that "Topless" is an incomplete demo: Dr. Dre doesn't actually rap on it. Instead, the song opens with T.I. delivering a sick verse that's evidently meant to come out of Dre's mouth. ("Look, Eazy, ain't a damn thing changed, I promise/Still live like we did back on Straight Outta Compton...") It's widely known that Dr. Dre gets the best lyricists in the game to draft verses for him -- check how he flowed exactly like Eminem on "Forgot About Dre," or like credited co-writer Jay-Z on "Still D.R.E." How cool is it to hear T.I. demonstrating his ghost-writing contribution first-hand? Nas' guest verse, on the other hand, seems intended to be rapped by Nas as-is, and it's another winner, packed with the kind of intricate imagery that only God's Son can pull off.
And the beat? Well, it's one of the best things Dre's done in years, all dusty piano keys and boom-bap drums. Those sounds have more in common with the golden age of New York hip-hop than with the glossy synth melodrama of most post-2001 Dre productions -- a welcome evolution for an NY head like yours truly. But like I said, I'm going to cut myself off before I get too psyched about this track, only to be disappointed when a completed version never materializes. How about you?
"Topless" by Dr. Dre (featuring Nas & T.I.)
411: Nas to Make Album with Damien Marley
While he didn’t win a Grammy award for his last album – the controversial concept disc originally titled “Nigger” - Nas is currently in the studio with Damian “Junior Gong” Marley cooking up a follow-up project.
In an interview with MTV News the Queens-bred rapper seemed very excited about his collaboration with the son to Reggae legend Bob Marley. Esco says the CD may come out sometime in Spring but there is no official release date as of yet. This isn’t the first time the two have teamed up. Nas appeared on “Road To Zion” off Marley’s 2005 album, Welcome To Jamrock.
In related news the rapper is preparing for the birth of his first child with his wife, singer Kelis. Nas has one daughter, Destiny, with his ex-girlfriend Carmen Bryan.
By Elan Mancini