Nas & Damian Marley - Distant Relatives

I'm so excited.  Later this month, for my 31st birthday, Jen is taking me to see Nas and Damian Marley in concert at Eugene's outdoor amphitheater - the Cuthbert.  That's right - I'm an old white guy going to rap concerts.

This project Nas and Marley are doing together is in many ways a tribute to Africa - in a sense, re-presenting or recontextualizing Africa, given so much negativity, pessimism, and First World "pity" directed toward the continent.  This is parallel to some of what I've talked about in the past: the powerful defining the marginalized - telling their story for them.

More than anything though, I have to admit that the music I've heard off the collaborative album (releasing May 18) is AMAZING, and that's what I'm most excited about:

As We Enter - Distant Relatives

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