Okayplayer had the privilege of catching up with the legendary NaS and Damian Marley while down in Austin, TX at the 2010 SxSW Music Conference.  Here is part 1 where the guys talk about how the Distant Relatives collaboration (in stores May 18th) came to be, the overall aesthetic of the album, health care, and Barack Obama after completing one year in office.  Let me explain that it was a bit of a challenge at the time for us to get Nas and Damian together so we actually ended up interviewing Nas first and just as we finished, Damian entered.  We then interviewed Damian and that is why Nas took a back seat.  There is a second part of the interview with Nas coming later this week.

Shot and edited by Datubo MacHarry.

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Comments

  • Teach the people

    I like this movement…Nas and Damian are about to set a blaze in the industry! Much respect to GREAT artists such as Nas and Damian! Distant Relatives May 18,2010!!!!

  • tease

    Why not post the whole thing at once?

  • GameTheory4:20

    DOPENESS

  • Toro

    FUEGO !!

  • musik Lova

    Two Questions:
    1. Why is Nas dressed like Dame Dash?
    2. I wonder if Nas actually understands what Marley is saying?

  • RealBlackGyrl

    NAS IS SO DAMN FINE! I CAN’T STAND IT!

  • jay921

    push back that vegas show until 9 so I can see the UFC fights then come over to the show.

  • DJ CROSSFADER

    FUCK JAY-Z

  • NateDFunkt

    LMFAO cause Nas bought the same closet as Dame & it came equipped with wardrobe already…but no seriously wtf does that have 2 do w/ n e thing!? like 2nd comment i read 2day where mofo’s concerned about what someone’s wearing…BECOME A STYLIST OR SOME ISH SHEESH. 4 Pete’s sake

  • Blacka Sus.

    musik Lova.

    What a stupid thing to ask ‘does Nas understand him?!’

    You fool, the man was speaking English!!