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Nas & Damien Marley Distant Relatives Trailer (by J. Tinsley)

Posted by T. Adeyemi on April 1, 2010

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The collaborative project between Nas and Damien Marley was already one of the more critically anticipated this year. This trailer only only added to that sense of excitement. It’s one of the best shot trailers I have ever seen, if not the best. After hearing they would be making this a full length LP, I made it a point not to listen to any material that leaked in advance. At least until I was able to hear all of Distant Relatives in its entirety at one time.

Like Nas said in the video though, this project is just different. It won’t sound like his last album, nor will it Marley’s. Personally, seeing the Queens legend return to a focused and sharp grind has always been on the Hip-Hop wish list. And judging from this near six minute clip, he is. It just looks like one of those albums where both artists seemed to take the next step, at least musically.You can tell by how focused they are when they’re in the studio. This will be a special project. I’m almost sure of it.

Distant Relatives drops May 18. Support that.

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