This is an album created by the two serious artists to explore and celebrate the correlations and deep-rooted connections between reggae and hip-hop, tracing both sounds back to the African
motherland that is both the cradle of humanity and the wellspring of mankind’s music. The project features the signature instrumentation and musicianship of Marley with the hard-hitting beats and lyrics of Nas. DISTANT RELATIVES traces the direct line from dancehall reggae’s breakthrough moment forty years ago to the rise of hip-hop several years later. Debut single is “As We Enter.” “Strong Will Continue” was released around the Olympics.
HBO “How To Make it In A America” CW 90201, 2010 Winter Olympics and DJ Hero all licensed tracks from this album.
1. As We Enter
2. Deadly Equation (tribal war) (feat. K’Naan)
3. Strong Will Continue
4. Leaders (feat. Stephen Marley)
6. Count Your Blessings
8. Land of Promise (feat. Dennis Brown)
9. In His Own Words (feat. Stephen Marley)
10. Nah Mean
12. My Generation (feat. Lil Wayne )
13. Africa Must Wake Up (feat. K’Naan)