Album Info: Nas & Damian Marley – Distant Relatives (Track listing)

6 09 2009

Nas and Damien Marley
Nas and Damian Marley have been collaborating for their new project titled, Distant Relatives. There is no release date, nor single for this album as of yet, but the track list has surfaced. The production will be handled predominately by Damian Marley, with 9th Wonder and Salaam Remi contributing as well. As far as guest appearances, Snoop Dogg, Erykah Badu, Stevie Wonder, and even Bob Marley are set to appear on this album. Continue reading to peep the tentative track list for Nas & Damian Marley’s Distant Relatives.
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Takin’ Em Back – 6/26

26 06 2009

Nas – It Ain’t Hard to Tell

My throwback joint today is Nas’ “It Ain’t Hard to Tell” off the classic Illmatic album. The joint is still amazing till this day with it’s witty rhymes and swift delivery, and it also features one of my favorite MJ samples. The sample comes from “Human Nature”, one of my favorite Mike tracks, and it can also be heard on SWV’s “Right Here” (to believe Pharrell did ad-libs on there). Continue reading to peep the original Michael Jackson “Human Nature” track, as well as SWV’s sampled version.

RIP Michael Jackson

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Dope or Nope 6/22 – New Nas!

22 06 2009

Nas – Film (Produced by C-Sick)

nasA young producer from the Chi was picked won a contest last year titled the Big Tune 2008. The 18-year old producer named C-Sick was rewarded the privilege to produce a track for Nas. The reward resulted in today’s Dope or Nope entry, titled Film.

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Dope or Nope 1/20 – Our President is Black!

21 01 2009

Young Jeezy feat. Jay-z – My President (DC Mix)

Congrats and big up’s to the 44th Prez Barack Obama. The Jiggaman hops on the ode to Barack off of Young Jeezy’s political effort The Recession. The impressive verse Jay delivered hit the net yesterday in live video format, but the official song is here!
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Dope or Nope 1/19: Unreleased Nas (Produced by Kanye)

19 01 2009

Nas – The World (Produced by Kanye West)

What’s iller than a storytelling track by Nas meshed with soulful Kanye West production? I’m not sure what album this was supposed to appear on, but it’s nice. Nas and Kanye should consider doing a project together. “We Major”, “Still Dreaming”, and “Let There Be Light” are all great tracks and a full album would be crazy!

Takin’ Em Back – 1/9

10 01 2009

Nas – Nas is Like

I peeped this video interview with Primo earlier this week where he discussed Jay, Wayne, and Nas. As he reminisced about working on one of the greatest hip hop albums, [Illmatic] he stated that if Nas were to do a new project with the same production team as Illmatic (Primo, Q-Tip, LES, etc.), it would be a success. I agree with DJ Premier, tracks like NY State of Mind, 2nd Childhood, and today’s throwback joint, Nas is Like; show the chemistry between the two. While I Am and Nastradamus aren’t hailed as Nas’ greatest material, “Nas is Like” is one of the best joints he put out to date. The poetic lyrics and delivery the DJ Premier laced beat, and the scratches equal pure dopeness.

Polls Is Talkin’: Album of the Year x My 5 Favorite Albums of ’08

1 01 2009

Happy New Years to all! Whatever you do tonight be safe. To bring ’08 to an end, I’m posting what readers felt was the album of the year. Based off December’s poll, the album of the year is…

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20 Classic Hip Hop Album Covers Redone Via Lego

11 12 2008

I seen this on illRoots and I had to post this up. Here’s 20 classic hip hop album covers redone with Lego’s. An ATLiens cover would’ve been dope. In the full story, you’ll peep my favorites and a link to all the rest.
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Dope or Nope 11/18: New Dj Drama & Nas!

19 11 2008

Dj Drama feat. Nas, June Summers & Smoke DZA – Yacht Music
A smooth, lyrical track by Nas brought to you by DJ Drama. I’m not sure what this will appear on, maybe a Gangsta Grillz album Pt. 2 (shrugs). I like this though.

The Big Day is Here – Election Day ’08!

4 11 2008

After months of hype, propaganda, and debates, election day is finally here. I strongly encourage all registered voters to go out and vote today. This is a historical election with potentially the first black president. Let your opinion be heard and remember every vote counts.

“America surprise us, and let a black man guide us” – Nas

UPDATE: Speaking of Nas, 2dopeboyz up’ed this joint “Election Night” which is another dedication to Barack Obama and this exciting day.