Nas ‘n Marley beat Rolling Stones in chart

Distant Relatives, the joint album by rapper Nas and deejay Damian Marley has out charted the Rolling Stones to secure the top 5 position on the Billboard 200 album chart whilst also topping the Hip Hop and Reggae album charts for its debut week.

The album recorded the fifth highest sales in the US according to this week’s chart released yesterday by Billboard–regarded as the music bible. The album reportedly sold over 55,000 physical copies in its first week in the US however the Observer was unable to verify these statistics, up to print. Continue reading

Boycott Reggae Sumfest 2010 Unless They Drop Chris Brown!!!

Jamaicans have put up with the a lot of issues over the last year and even over this last week but to have the leading Jamaican Reggae Festival announce today in the Jamaica Observer that it has added convicted woman beater Chris Brown to the line up is extremely disturbing. Sumfest should be embarrassed to have Chris Brown perform on international night but instead they are celebrating violence against women by having him on stage. When will our obsession with honoring badmanism end in this country? The Jamaica Observers article is a joke as it describes Chris Brown to the readers like we dont know who this guy has become. See for yourself from a section below.

‘International R&B and pop star Chris Brown, emerged on the scene in 2005 and quickly rose to stardom with his self-titled debut album. With the release of Graffiti, his third album, the 20-year-old singer-songwriter enters his prime as a widely accomplished multi-platinum artiste. Chris is set to thrill the audiences and make history with his first Reggae Sumfest performance.’ Continue reading

Nas, Damian Marley Charting w/Distant Relatives

Distant Relatives, the joint album by rapper Nas and deejay Damian Marley has secured top-10 spots in the US, UK, France, Germany and Canada on iTunes Reggae charts since its Tuesday release date, but it still can’t debunk Legend, the catalogue album by Bob Marley from the # 1 slot.

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Distant Relatives Drops Today…

Distant Relatives Out Now

Nas & Damian “Jr Gong” Marley are Distant Relatives – Album in Stores Today!

Nas and Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley are proud to announce the release of their highly-anticipated collaborative studio album, Distant Relatives (Universal Republic) on Tuesday, May 18, 2010. Featuring the signature instrumentation and musicianship of Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley with the hard-hitting beats and lyrics of Nas, the album title refers not only to the bond between the artists, but the connection to their African ancestry, which inspired the album both musically and lyrically.

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