Nas & Damian Marley: EPK x Snippet x Press Photo

25 Jun

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Nas & Damian Marley, “As We Are” (Snippet)

The globe is ready for change. This is the soundtrack to all of that.

Seems like it’s been a while since I’ve made a post that was solely about music, but this got me excited. As much as I’ve been pissed about Nas not doing an album with DJ Premier, watching this video and listening to this snippet made this collaboration project between him and Damian Marley make so much sense. They’re both just as socially aware (aside from the occassional factual slip-up from the homie Nasir) as they are talented, and their solo catalogs have reflected that.

I’ve said time and time again, that music is getting back to the way that it used to be. Sure, there’s still B.S. out there. But you see more and more artists not letting politics and egos get in the way of dope music. Nas and Damian Marley are doing an album together, and with an EPK, a snippet, and shows together on this year’s Rock The Bells Tour, it may actually come to fruition. Nas and Damian Marley are both huge artists who could’ve kept their solo thing going for monetary reasons (which is a main reason for the near extinction of the rap group), but they’re letting their musical chemistry and their passion for Africa guide them. The same thing for Slaughterhouse – normally, supergroups are limited to urban legend and bootlegged demos. But Royce Da 5’9″, Joe Budden, Crooked I and Joell Ortiz buckled down and didn’t only make an album, but found a deal for it and maximized their coverage leading up to it. Call me overly optimistic if you want, but I think these are good signs.

Under the jump, check Nas & Damian Marley’s previous collaboration, “Road To Zion.”

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via HypeBeast x 2DopeBoyz

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One Response to “Nas & Damian Marley: EPK x Snippet x Press Photo”

  1. Mark77 October 10, 2009 at 2:22 pm #

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