Nas & Damian Marley
Distant Relatives



by TheMabee USER (20 Reviews)
December 7th, 2010 | 7 replies

Release Date: 2010 | Tracklist

Take the best of reggae and combine it with the best in hip hop and Distant Relatives is born. A reggae and hip hop collabo seems unlikely but Nas and Marley bring something unique and creative to the table that is very enjoyable, and well written. Distant Relatives is one of the best collabo albums I have heard in a long time.While other rappers are worrying about money and working with more big names, Nas is here to make a completely different innovative album with unique style and relevant lyrics.

Nas and Marley are on top of there game as the address issues of poverty, poor leadership and ancestry within Africa. The messages in there songs are nothing short of elegant that few other artists are capable of achieving.Nas and Marley are very ambitious opening with the song " As We Enter" giving you a great taste of how the album will be. "As We Enter" shows the huge chemistry that Nas and Marley have, as they switch off verses flawlessly.Both artists styles converge together perfectly with mixes of hip hop and reggae. "Leaders" has Nas coming in with a angry flow about the corrupt African leaders who watch people die.Marley is just as strong as Nas in his delivery and gos great with the beat. In "Patience" Nas belts out "my mind is my modern day spear" and it feels like both artists are very inspired in there writing. Nas says that we are all family because we all come from Africa which is the idea behind Distant Relatives

Nas and Marley should be praised more for thinking outside the box. While more people gravitate towards Eminem and Jay Z for doing the same thing, Nas and Marley bring something unique and special that is well worth a listen. If you want to see more rappers being innovative and unique in there approach please support this album.

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Comments:Add a Comment 
December 7th 2010


I almost bought this at Best Buy the other day. Still wondering whether this is worth my time or not...

December 7th 2010


Album Rating: 4.0

Its super cheap on amazon

December 7th 2010


Album Rating: 4.0

This is really short and you have a lot of grammar errors.

December 7th 2010


my uncle loves this album, i'm not such a big fan

December 7th 2010


Nas and Marley are on top of there game as the address issues such as poverty, friendship and Africa

Yes, the issue of Africa...

seriously though, Africa is not an issue, it's a continent. You can't just say 'Africa' and expect it to mean 'All the thousands of deeply complex issues within Africa"

haha this simultaneously reminds me of that fucking Shakira song (which was clearly written just to be the anthem for the World Cup, she must've been pissed at K'Naan) and the song "African Child" from Get Him To The Greek

December 8th 2010


Album Rating: 3.0

It's pretty hilarious the way he says it "issues such as poverty, friendship and Africa"

Album was shit at first, but it grew on me.

December 8th 2010


Album Rating: 4.0

I fixed that part thanks for the input

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