Nas & Damian Marley ‘Enter’ The Arena

Hip hop and reggae music have always coexisted beautifully. With the former arguably growing from the latter, how could they not with so many rappers from the early years through today with West Indian--and specifically Jamaican--roots. The two genres have always courted each other with one-shot collaborations and remixes aplenty, but now Nas and Damian "Jr. Gong" Marley make the marriage official with their Distant Relatives project. One of hip hop's greatest and Bob Marley's youngest son have teamed up for an entire album of songs and you really don't need to wonder if this needs to be added to your collection when it hits stores on May 18th. In case you need an incentive, though, then consider the video for the first single, "As We Enter." Mr. Jones and Mr. Marley rock hoodies, walk through dark alleys and wave flashlights in abandoned buildings while trading verses in this video that looks like it woulda fit nicely into the '90s. And that's a good thing. 

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2 Responses

  1. Liked the single when I first heard it some months ago. The video is kinda Das EFX-ish, sans the torches and pickaxes.

  2. dope vid and song...
    yay for substance