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Nas recording album with Damian Marley

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Nas told Billboard last week he was cooking up a few surprises, and now we know one of them: an as-yet-untitled collaboration with reggae star Damian Marley.

The pair has been recording quietly in Los Angeles for the last several weeks. Nas' manager, Anthony Saleh, tells Billboard the project will most likely be released in the spring. It's not clear which label will release it; Nas is signed to Def Jam, while Marley records for Universal.

"We've been recording in a studio, where people like Mick Jagger are recording. No one knew who we were," Saleh says. "We're going to Miami this week to finish it up and we're aiming to tour for the album this summer."

In addition to its regular incarnation, the album may also be released in a special edition exclusively through Best Buy or Target. A portion of the proceeds will go toward building a school in Africa, though details are still being solidified.

As previously reported, Nas guests on a song on Dr. Dre's long-in-the-works "Detox" album, due sometime this year. He was nominated for two Grammys at Sunday's 51st annual awards but lost in both the best rap solo performance and best rap album categories.

Source: Billboard Magazine

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Comments (4)

 

Posted by Protina | February 12, 2009 8:11 AM

am I 1st?

cant wait to hear the song



Jamaican2thebone:
Posted by Jamaican2thebone | February 12, 2009 4:31 PM

I don't know what daggering really is for a long time mi nuh come a yard. Anyways I hate it when I come on this website that vulgar girl start singing daggering in mi ears. If a so daggering go then them dis fe ban it.

Anyways, the story is about Jr Gong and Nas making album and I think it will be a good one



datruth:
Posted by datruth | February 12, 2009 4:31 PM

Dem yankee artist fi leave reggae alone still. Mi memba wen dem use laugh and make fun of us now dem waan come mek nice.



Posted by reneisha | February 18, 2009 2:20 PM

that mad mi glad sai a damian get the chance fi work wid him



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