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Distant Relatives Audio CD – 18 May 2010

4.6 out of 5 stars 53 customer reviews

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Product details

  • Audio CD
  • Publisher: CD (18 May 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0039ZF8D2
  • Product Dimensions: 12.4 x 14.3 x 1.1 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (53 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,272,198 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Two of their respective genres' greatest stars, who collaborated on the mighty 'Road To Zion' in 2005 have returned with a full LP release that is every bit as adventurous and passionate as their previous endeavour would have you expect. Musically, the album has its roots in reggae and is infused with a variety of African instruments, vocals and samples but it is Nas and Marley's vocal intensity that stamps personality onto each different track, as in the album opener, 'As We Enter'. Here the two vibrantly banter back and forth a lyrical introduction to their work (Marley: 'Come now, we take you on the biggest adventure', Nas: 'It is truth we big news, we hood heroes'), achieving great cohesion for its 3 minute run time.

The change of pace and mood is frequent here: the album reaches summery heights on the uplifting 'Count Your Blessings' and takes a more somber direction on tracks such as 'In His Own Words (Featuring Stephen Marley)' to deliver the duo's overlying message of Africa's continuing struggle. Not much can be said for the guest features (with the exception of Stephen, Damian's brother who makes a welcome return) as they do little to add anything to what is already a complex and mature record. The slow burning ballad 'Africa Must Wake Up (featuring K'naan)' demonstrates the variability in the duo's songwriting skills and provides a dramatic close to undoubtedly one of the most successful collaborations in recent times.
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This album should be a standard for lyrical genius. Its lyrical nirvana.Not just random words to make 4 minutes but like one of them inspirational speeches. This album marries delivery mastery of Nas, reggae chorus, rhythm from D.Marley and sophisticated production to give new definition to the relationship between hip hop, rap and reggae. It will go down as one of the greats for sure.
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Don't miss it coz u will regret it...
Once again Damian Marley has produced a musical lyrical masterpiece of entertaining, conscious inspiring uplifting and thought provoking tunez. The collaboration with Naz has proved a success. Both artists shine in their unique styles, complimenting eachother they deliver tight lyrics in multiple sculptured melodies over exquizit muzical compositions 'one brings the guns and the other the ganja...' an while they pass the 'bud' we can share their synopsis on how our many nations evolved and progressed. If you like rap - satisfaction guaranteed... if you like phat beats - satisfaction guaranteed... if you like inspirational lyrics - satisfaction guaranteed... If you love reggae... satisfaction guaranteed. Even the immortal steppas get a mention - so, if you ever wondered what the words 'truths & rights' mean - listen up. Distant Relatives is an insight into the bigger picture that is the United States of Africa. Wake Up...!
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If you are a fan of reggae and rap this must be in your collection, if you are not this still must be in your collection. The subject matter on here is deep not the standard officer ricky talk we get no days but real talk. Never have heard of any album that mixes the best of both worlds and is a must buy.
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This is a great album and the first one I have felt compelled to add a review to. Like lot's of other people, I have been waiting for a follow up to 'Halfway Tree' and 'Welcome to Jamrock' and this album is a superb follow-up. Damian and Nas work very well together and will hopfully continue to collaborate in this way.

I have given it four out of five, but that is only because I feel that you have to give a 100% rating for the best of the best. This is extremely close and if you are a Nas or Damian Marley fan you won't be disappointed.
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I was excited when i heard that Damien Marley and Nas would be making a collab album together, so you could just imagine my excitement when i finally went out and purchased it.

I feel that both Nas and Marley deliver lyrically in every song and it means even more to me as it sounds like they are putting a lot of passion and heart into their vocals.

The beats are fantastic and the features are excellent and suits the songs which they are used in very well.

I am delighted!
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Two talented artists, on top of their game, you can't go wrong really. Great album with the exception of only 1-2 tracks. They compliment each other well but in my opinion Damien Marley's voice & style give him an edge on the album in terms of individual performance.

Bottom line, worth buying if you like Nas and especially if you like Damien Marley.
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Fantastic compilation of reggae and rap on the same audio CD. Amazing story told by people from different cultures but from the same homeland. Deep reggae sounds mixed with rap are very strong. I recommend it for everyone.
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