Nas & Damian Marley – Distant Relatives

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.

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Reviews:

BBC

Sputnik Music 4/5

Guardian 4/5