Nas And Damian Marley Talk Pan-Africanism and Future Solo LPs

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The two speak on Pan-Africanism and how it was applied to their work in Distant Relatives. Damien Marley explains on the Tim Westwood radio show in London:

The most important thing is you, man… Even within the album that is one of the points we’re trying to get across, not because we’re talking about Africa. Africa is the cradle of civilization, so we don’t care where you come from, you come from Africa, too. It’s not an exclusive thing…it’s all-inclusive of all people, all races, all classes…we’re just trying to leave you the truth: the truth is that Africa is the cradle of civilization, the motherland of all of it.

Nas and Damian Marley also get into the subject of future solo efforts. Nas talks about wanting to work with Raekwon in the future.

It’s about to be solo time… Solo time, it’s gonna be crazy. I heard something that [Damian Marley’s] working on, he’s gonna kill them. I’m excited to get him. I got two [songs]. I’m just starting. I did the writing but it’s like, I’ve been so busy going all over the place. It’s like, hard, so when we get back after we’re done in Europe, we good for a while. But our thing continues. So when I drop the solo, [Damian] drops the solo, we still got tour offers. Non-stop and it’s hard to stop the tour…I’m dying and D, I know you’re dying to do the solo stuff too…Shout-out to Raekwon. I seen him last night. We’re talking about dong some stuff. I can’t see why he won’t be on my next album

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