By Simon Vozick-Levinson
Updated April 07, 2009 at 12:00 PM EDT

Nas and Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley confirmed via press release today that they have entered the studio together to record an album titled Distant Relatives. The rapper and the reggae vocalist plan to release their collaborative album in late June this year before embarking on a tour with stops in multiple continents. Nas previously contributed guest vocals to Marley’s 2005 single “Road to Zion.”