Relatives Tour 2010








about nas and damian


Nasir bin Olu Dara Jones(pronounced /nɑːˈsɪər/; born September 14, 1973), who performs under the mononym Nas (/ˈnɑːz/), formerly Nasty Nas, is an American rapper and actor. The son of jazz musician Olu Dara, he was born and raised in the Queensbridge housing projects in New York City. Although he dropped out of middle school, he managed to attain a high degree of literacy which is prominent in his lyrics.His debut album Illmatic, was released in 1994 on Columbia Records. Illmatic was critically acclaimed and would go on to be widely hailed a classic in the genre. Nas was part of hip-hop supergroup The Firm, which released one album.

Damian was two years old when his father Bob Marley died; he is the only child born to Marley and Cindy Breakspeare, Miss World 1976. Damian's nickname Junior Gong is derived from his father's nickname of Tuff Gong. Marley has been performing since the age of 13. He shares, along with most of his family, a full-time career in music. Unlike his brothers and sisters, however, his musical specialty is "toasting", a Jamaican vocal technique that is a predecessor to rapping.


At the 2009 Grammy Awards, Nas confirmed that he was collaborating on an album with reggae musician Damian Marley which is expected to be released in Fall 2009, with a special edition expected to be available exclusively through Best Buy or Target. Nas said of the collaboration in an interview "I was a big fan of his father and of course all the children, all the offspring, and Damian, I kind of looked at Damian as a rap guy. His stuff is not really singing, or if he does, it comes off more hard, like on some street shit. I always liked how reggae and hip-hop have always been intertwined and always kind of pushed each other, I always liked the connection. I'd worked with people before from the reggae world but when I worked with Damian, the whole workout was perfect".  A portion of the profit is planned to go towards building a school in Africa. He went on to say that it was "too early to tell the title or anything like that". The Los Angeles Times reported that the album would be titled Distant Relatives. Nas also revealed that he will begin working on his tenth studio album following the release of Distant Relatives.] During Fall 2009 Nas used his live band Mulatto with music director Dustin Moore for concerts in Europe and Australia.







tour dates


May 2010

2 - West Palm Beach, Fl - Sunfest
21- Arcata, CA - Arcata Community Center
22 - Eugene, OR - Cuthbert Amphitheater
23 - Seattle, WA - Showbox SoDo
25 - Oakland, CA - Fox Theater
26 - Santa Barbara, CA - University of California, Santa Barbara
28 - Los Angeles, CA - The Wiltern
29 - Las Vegas, NV - The Joint
30 - Valley Center, CA Harrah's Rincon - Open Sky Theater
31- Los Angeles, CA UCLA - Jazz Reggae Festival

June 2010

2 - Santa Fe, NM - Paolo Soleri Amphitheatre
8 - Houston, TX - House of Blues
9 - Austin, TX - Stubb's Waller Creek Amphitheater
11 - Manchester, TN - Bonnaroo Music Festival
12 - Atlanta, GA - Tabernacle
13 - Orlando, FL - House of Blues

July 2010

31 - Brooklyn, NY - Williamsburg Waterfront

August 2010

1 - Bridgeport, CT - Gathering of The Vibes Festival















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