On December 12, Nas and Damian Marley will come together at National Geographic‘s Grosvenor Auditorium in Washington DC to lead a discussion on the cultural links between the early days of Hip Hop and its Caribbean and African origins. The discussion will travel the journey from Africa through the slave trade to the American and Caribbean colonies, spawning both the dancehall parties of Jamaica and the park jams of The Bronx.
Key figures of this discussion will be present. Moderated by Sway Calloway, the Distant Relatives event will include DJ Kool Herc, Rakim, Daddy U-Roy, King Jammy, Jeff Chang and Moussa Lo and DJ Red Alert – in addition to Nas and Marley.
So during the live stream above, which is still going on at this point, Nas revealed the release date of the much anticipated collaborative effort with Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley. The set will also feature a DVD of the panel discussion. The date: March 16th, 2010.
Hopefully, they won’t pull a Rebirth.