Nas Working On Joint Album With Damian Marley

While he didn’t win a Grammy award for his last album – the controversial concept disc originally titled “Nigger” – Nas is currently in the studio with Damian “Junior Gong” Marley cooking up a follow-up project.

In an interview with MTV News the Queens-bred rapper seemed very excited about his collaboration with the son to Reggae legend Bob Marley. “Right now, I’ll tell you first, I’m working on an album with Damian Marley, and we tryin’ to build some schools in Africa with this one, and trying to build empowerment,” he revealed. “We’re tryin’ to show love and stuff with this album. So, the record’s … all about really the ‘hood and Africa also as well. That’s coming out real soon.”

Esco says the CD may come out sometime in Spring but there is no official release date as of yet.
This isn’t the first time the two have teamed up. Nas appeared on “Road To Zion” off Marley’s 2005 album, Welcome To Jamrock.

In related news the rapper is preparing for the birth of his first child with his wife, singer Kelis. Nas has one daughter, Destiny, with his ex-girlfriend Carmen Bryan.– Elan Mancini

  • brand-new

    whatever happened to the dj premier/nas collabo album!!???!!!

  • BigSam

    This record is about to be fire. Damian Marley is nice and Nas needs to switch it up a bit. Nice change of pace. Can’t wait for the record

    • http://www.fuckyou.com Tha Truth

      DAMIAN MARLEY IS HARDER THAN NAS

      DAMIAN IS GOING TO MAKE THIS WHOLE PROJECT HARD AS FUCK

      I BET MONEY DAMIAN MARLEY GONNA MAKE THIS SHIT JAM HARDER THAN ANY OF THAT RECENT NAS BULLSHIT

  • eddiesixes

    “we’re tryin to show love and stuff”
    hahaha nas gettin deep

  • http://xxlmag.com Ben

    This sucks, wheres the Dre/Nas collab. fuck it.

    • 619

      HAHAHAHA! Your seriously still waitin’ for anything Dre said he was gonna do. Album with Nas huh? HAHAHA! Just like the make believe Rakim, Joell, Raekwon, Bishop Lamont, and Detox albums.

      • romil

        Well at least Raekwon wrapped his album up and got the fk out of Aftermath Lost album land. OB4CL 2 is coming… Rae gonna drop that one. He was smart not to sign to them so he has all them burners he did with them lol. Wu Tang Nigga!!!!

    • $ykotic

      They pretty much did that already. It was called “I Am”.

  • RL

    Nas, I’m with you on this one. Def Jam? That’s a different story. This looks like another straight to mixtape shelved project. Looking forward to it.

  • H-DUB

    Collabo this, Collabo that ! Where is the Album with SCARFACE ??? Man, NAS has NOTHING to prove! Okay, we all want it, but he, let the DUDE have some Fun, besides doing BUSINESS !

  • Michael

    ROad to Zion was great but a whole album? I’m crossing my fingers.

  • romil

    told yall Nas is tripping. He never gives the fans what they want but gives what he wants.. What happened to the Preemo Collabo
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    I think this album will be hott buWhat happened to the Preemo CollaboWhat happened to the Preemo CollaboWhat happened to the Preemo Collabo

  • romil

    Yall can Hate on Wayne but after watching the Grammy’s hes the only artist thats hungry and pushing hiphop !!! As well as when he says he’s gonna do something he does it. Most of these other artist just Talk Talk Talk.

    I think Nigger was hot, But Nas needs to reclaim tha crown in NY by going back to his Roots in hip hop. Premo, Pete Rock, str8 NY push all that other stuff to tha back burner and try to rescue your State Nigga Yall niggaz let Wayne steal hiphop…

  • romil

    Oh yeah and Luda attempted this year I think his album was slept on. Theatre of the mind got some serious burners on it. But aside from Lupe, Nas, T.I. Jay-Z, wayne is taking hiphop… Nas jus drop one more hiphop joint. I remember when I first heard It was Written. that joint was like watching a movie through headphones. What happened Biggie took his spot, then Jay took the whole Show.lol

  • fireforreal

    I wanna see this happen,because we all love hearing about these albums that seem to never come true. Dr.dre & Ice cube, Dr.dre and Timbaland(Chairmen of the boards) Beanie siegal and Memphis Bleek. Dogg pound and G-unit,R.kelly and Baby,Snoop dogg and Dr.dre
    Lupe fiasco,Pharell and Kanye west,etc……

  • corlione39

    thizz shyt gon b fya!!!ROAD 2 ZION WUZ FYA ACTUALLY THA WHOLE ALBUM WUZ!!! MARLEY N NAZ 2GITHER ITZ OVA!!!

  • DETROIT

    They should call it “The Best Of Both Worlds: Weed and Dust”….LOL!

    i can’t wait to hear it tho…shout out to nas, the real G.O.A.T!

  • kEITH

    that’s hot

  • http://www.myspace.com/fastlifearchitects miles archer

    Stop frontin, son. You ain’t doing a whole album wit anybody.

    If u really serious, can I have my Nas/Premier album????????

    “Road To Zion” was the shit though.

    myspace.com/fastlifearchitects
    miles archer

  • BIGNAT

    nas had a song on damain marley’s album that joint was nice. if they do a whole album together i think it would be worth my money

  • fireforreal

    Fuck that we need a Nas/Az album. That shit should have come out in 95,96 even 2002. They should just say fuck the lables and bring it out themselves and have a dope 6 song ep and sell it online for 8 dollars. That’s what would be good for hip hop.

  • Vicious Seiger

    I’ll believe it when I see it. Artists really need to stop announcing these collabo projects until they get all the red tape out of the way and it is official. Dre & Timbaland, The New NWA, Dre & Cube, Kurupt and Cannibus, R. Kelly and Birdman, So many artists make these announcements way before they clear away through all the legal BS and not to mention it’s one thing to do a song together but an album is entirely different game to complete. Not to many artist have that chemistry that you wouldn’t mind hearing them together for 45 – 80 mins and Jay & R. Kelly fully support that statement because that dream project was just alright and NO WHERE NEAR A CLASSIC. So like I said Nas “I’ll believe it when I see it.”.

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