Posts tagged "Nas"

HEAR THIS: Damian Marley & Nas “As We Enter”

DUNGLOAD The First Official Single from the album Distant Relatives.

You already heard the leak, now check out the full I-fficial mix as Nas and D brandish their razor-sharp lyrical swords. Man a bad man, me no play Willy Wonka! Run the track…

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HEAR THIS: Damian Marley & Nas “As We Enter”

Dungload The Official First Single Off The Distant Relatives Project

We brought you a snippet last summer. Now check the full version as Jr. Gong and Esco go in.

Dungload the track here.

Tarrus Riley Spreads The Reggae Virus

“Much Better Than The Swine Flu” says Tarrus, a Singer On A Mission

Today’s Sunday New York Times calls Tarrus Riley a “Reggae Singer With A Legacy, A Following, And A Mission.” I know this because I wrote the blasted piece. Read more »

Mr. Cee Says Squash The Beef

A Hip Hop Legend says “Caribbean Music Can Be A Monster,” However…

I got a chance to reason with a Hip Hop Legend last Friday, the one and only Mr. Cee. Depending on the depth of your knowledge of hip hop culture, you may know Cee as Big Daddy Kane’s DJ, or as the man who recorded the demo tape that got Biggie Smalls his deal with Puff Daddy. Or you may just know him as the influential radio personality at New York’s #1 radio station, Hot 97 FM. Besides playing great hip hop and R&B, Cee has been influential in helping break many dancehall records on the international market. Hot 97 plays more reggae than most of the urban format stations in America. So I had to ask him the $64,000 question:

You were involved in hip hop before it was a major major money industry. Do you feel like reggae can ever reach that same level of prosperity internationally? It seems like it always stays in the grassroots and in the underground moreso than rap.

AND THIS IS WHAT HE SAID. I know that reggae probably can be just as lucrative or just as successful as hip hop is, or maybe even beyond. I know that it could. But the one thing that’s the biggest downfall for reggae right now…

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WATCH THIS: Jr. Gong & Nas “Road To Zion” Live

Distant Relatives rock on and on and on…

“Out in the streets they call it murder.” Last year Nas and Jay-Z rocked the bells. This year it’s God’s Son and Bob’s son. Raw footage from the RTB press preview. Shout to 2 Dope Boyz. Let it go…

WATCH THIS: Gong & Nas In The Studio

Anticipation builds for release of their historic album Distant Relatives.

NAS & DAMIAN “JR GONG” MARLEY DISTANT RELATIVES preview from nabil elderkin on Vimeo.

HEAR THIS: Junior Gong & Nas “Afrobeat” (snippet)

Sneak peek at the latest collabo between Bob’s Son and God’s Son.

GONG: As we enter, come mek we take it pon the biggest adventure.

NAS: Must be dementia that you ever thought you could touch our credentials… what’s the initials?

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Damian Marley and Nas on Rap Radar

Junior Gong and Gods’ Son in the lab working on their album, Distant Relatives. Read more »