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Nas and Damian Jr. Gong Marley | IN HIS OWN WORDS Nas

Distant Relatives

Few best-of-both-worlds collaborations work as well as Distant Relatives, which pairs Nas’ incendiary rhymes with the keening hooks and global rhythms that Bob Marley’s youngest son favors. Together they vent assorted complaints — war, poverty, Nas’ divorce battle with Kelis — in righteous tones that only occasionally lapse into preachiness. B+

Distant Relatives
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