Nas & Damian Marley – Distant Relatives
Full disclosure: I like almost anything Nas does and think he’s the true King of East Coast Hip-Hop. I am intrigued by the dark continent. I do not like reggae music. That being said, I am really feeling this album lately. Is it a classic? No. Is it a little too preachy? Yes. But besides a few missteps (Nah Mean), it strikes a perfect balance between hip-hop and jamrock.