Damian Marley

Sep
21
New Music: Bruno Mars f/ Damian Marley – ‘Liquor Store Blues’

Liquor Store Blues

Fresh off his arrest on cocaine possession, Bruno Mars heads to the liquor store with Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley on a new reggae-flavored track from his debut album Doo-Wops & Hooligans. The hitmaker looks for a quick escape from his bad fortune in an odd foreshadowing of events. “I’ll take one shot for my pain, one drag for my sorrow, get messed up today, I’ll be OK tomorrow,” he sings. Commiserate with Bruno below.

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Aug
3
Video: Nas & Damian Marley Bless ‘Letterman’

Damian Marley and Nas

The duo of Nas and Damian “Long Hair, Don’t Care” Marley performed “Count Your Blessings” on Monday’s “Late Show with David Letterman” while the Rastafarian flag waved above them.

Although Nas is still touring to promote Distant Relatives, he’s already speaking with Kanye West and RZA about producing his next solo album. “I’m definitely looking at my solo project as one of the most important records of my life,” he told Tim Westwood.

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May
26
Nas & Damian Marley Land Top 5 Debut

Nas and Damian Marley

The pairing of a Queensbridge rapper and a Jamaican reggae star proved mighty enough to crack the top 5 on this week’s Billboard chart.

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May
25
Video: Nas & Damian Marley Perform on ‘Kimmel’

Nas and Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley were decked head-to-toe in adidas as they hit the outdoor stage on “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” to perform “As We Enter” and “Count Your Blessings” from their joint album Distant Relatives.

Their world tour kicked off last week, but Nas may want to add a few dates to the schedule to help pay off his court-ordered $10,000 a month in child and spousal support. His divorce from Kelis has finally been finalized.

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May
20
Late Night TV: Nas & Damian Marley + Reflection Eternal & Estelle

Musical pairings were all over Wednesday’s late night TV. Nas and Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley tag teamed for a live band take on “As We Enter” on “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” while Talib Kweli, DJ Hi-Tek, and Estelle ushered in the “Midnight Hour” with their 1 a.m. performance on “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” For the encore, Talib and Hi-Tek blasted back in time with a classic from Reflection Eternal’s debut album.

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May
19
Nas & Damian Marley Showcase Best of Both Worlds at NYC Show

Damian Marley and Nas

The worlds of hip-hop and reggae collided at New York City’s Highline Ballroom on Monday, where the collective of Nas and Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley united on stage to perform several tracks from their joint effort Distant Relatives.

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May
18
Review Roundup: Nas & Damian Marley – ‘Distant Relatives’

Distant Relatives

Nas and Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley bridge the continental gap on their joint album Distant Relatives, in stores and online today. But did the rap and reggae stars find common ground with critics? Find out below.

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