News: Damian Marley Confirms Lil Wayne "Distant Relatives" Guest Spot, "He Really Showed A Lot Of Respect In His Verse"
Tuesday, Mar 16, 2010 1:00PM
Rapper Damian Marley has confirmed recent reports that Lil Wayne will be featured on his upcoming Nas collaboration album, Distant Relatives.
Marley also shared his reaction to the incarcerated emcee's contribution.
"It's funny, because the track is called 'My Generation,'" Damian explained in an interview. "It's definitely geared towards that. Wayne really showed a lot of respect in his verse, in the way that he handled it. He handled it exactly would've really loved him to. I don't have any criticism at all about what he did. I think it's a great and blessed track. That's all I can really say about that." (Hip Hop DX)
Wayne is featured on a song called "My Generation" with singer Joss Stone.
1. As We Enter 2. Tribal War (feat. K'NAAN) 3. Strong Will Continue 4. Leaders 5. Wisdom (Sabali) 6. Count Your Blessings 7. Disappear 8. The Promised Land (feat. Dennis Brown) 9. Nah Mean 10. Angola (Friends) 11. My Generation (feat. Lil Wayne and Joss Stone) 12. Africa Must Wake Up (Feat. K'NAAN) 13. BONUS TRACK Ancient People (feat. Jr. Reid) (XXL Mag)
Nas recently spoke on the underlying theme behind his new joint album.
"Reggae and hip-hop are cousins,'' he said in an interview. "Go back before the '90s and think about the music that was playing on the ghetto blasters and you'll hear it...The whole world is like family, split up all over the place. It's overdue, and I want to help build whatever we can [in Africa]. I've worked with a lot of reggae artists, like Sizzla and Supercat, but not until [2005's] Jamrock did I get a chance to work with Damian. I love his music and I'm a big fan of Bob Marley and the whole family. We haven't worked out any tour dates yet. But I'm sure Damian and I will do something soon." (Miami Herald)
Wayne was officially sentenced to a year behind bars on a gun possession charge last week.
Lil Wayne has been sentenced to a year in jail after pleading guilty in a New York City gun case. The Grammy Award-winning rapper was taken away in handcuffs to start serving his term immediately after his sentencing. He'll serve his sentence in city jails, not a state prison. He could be released in about eight months with good behavior. (CBS News)
Distant Relatives is slated for release in May.
Check out a preview of the album down below: