Nas and Damian Marley, who have teamed up to record Distant Relatives, a joint album project, recently sat down with the folks at Digiwaxx for a press conference of sorts, to discuss their upcoming release.
Graviti Filmz released a video of the event, in which Dahved Levy (of WBLS) and Steph Lova (of Power 105) introduced and interviewed the sons of musicians Olu Dara and the reggae legend Bob Marley.
The duo surprised an audience at last month’s SXSW music festival in Austin, Texas with an unscheduled appearance and performance.
The Digiwaxx event also served as a mini-listening party, previewing a few tracks from the upcoming album. Distant Relatives is set to be released on May 18, 2010.
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Originally noticed over on RapRadar.
The Distant Relatives world tour has also been announced, beginning May 2, with the following tentative stops:
5/2 – West Palm Beach, FL @ SunFest
5/21 – Arcata, CA @ Arcata Community Center
5/22 – Eugene, OR @ Cuthbert Amphitheater
5/23 – Seattle, WA @ Showbox Sodo
5/25 – Oakland, CA @ Fox Theater
5/26 – Santa Barbara, CA @ UCSB
5/28 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Wiltern
5/29 – Las Vegas, NV @ The Joint
5/30 – Valley Center, CA @ Harrah’s Rincon
5/31 – Los Angeles, CA @ UCLA Jazz Reggae Festival
6/2 – Santa Fe, NM @ Paolo Soleri Amphitheatre
6/8 – Houston, TX @ House of Blues
6/9 – Austin, TX @ Stubb’s Waller Creek Outdoor Amphitheater
6/11 – Manchester, TN @ Bonnaroo Music Festival
6/12 – Atlanta, GA @ Tabernacle
6/13 – Lake Buena Vista, FL @ House of Blues
6/27 – Brussels, BE @ Couleur Cafe Festival
6/28 – Paris, FR @ Paris Hip Hop Festival
7/1 – Arendal, NO @ Hovefestival
7/3 – Cologne, DE @ Summerjam
7/4 – Gdynia, PL @ Heineken Opener Festival
7/6 – Copenhagen, DK @ Vega
7/7 – Hultsfred, SE @ Hultsfred Festival
7/9 – Frauenfeld, CH @ Openair Frauenfeld
7/10 – Montreux Vaud, CH @ Montreux Jazz Festival
7/11 – Rotterdam @ Holland North Sea Jazz
7/13 – Hamburg, DE @ Stadtpark
7/14 – Munich, DE @ Tollwood Festival
7/16 – Manchester, UK @ Manchester Academy
7/17 – Dublin, IE @ Tripod
7/20 – Hammersmith, UK @ Hammersmith Apollo
7/23 – Gräfenhainichen, DE @ Splash Festival
7/31 – Brooklyn, NY @ Williamsburg Waterfront
8/1 – Bridgeport, CT @ Gathering of the Vibes Festival