Friday, July 23, 2010


Posted by: Roxxanne Roxxanne

The other night in London rapper Nasir Bin Olu Dara Jones (#Obsessed) was spotted out with troubled but uber talented R&B singer Amy Winehouse celebrating Damian "Jr Gong" Marley's birthday.

The picture shows Nas trying to force Amy into rehab trying to steer Amy away from the paparazzi's lenses.

This wench tried it...don't let me catch you and your scuffed shoes' Amy, lol!

Check out more flix of Nas, Amy and Damian plus info on Nas working with producers Dr. Dre, Kanye and DJ Premier on his upcoming album after the break!

But in all serious, I'm sure that Nas and Amy are friends since they both regularly and sometimes exclusively collaborate with producer Salaam Remi.

Remi produced the majority of tracks on Nas' "God Son" album as well as Amy's Grammy-award winning album "Back to Black."

Nas' discusses with London-based disc jockey Tim Westwood why his next LP feels like a "magic moment"; possibly producers on the next album and why he likes Damian's work ethic.
While performing in London with Distant Relatives partner Damian Marley, Nas stopped by Tim Westwood's BBC Radio show to discuss his next solo project. According to the Queensbridge emcee, his next solo LP feels like "magic moment" in his career. He also mention a bevy of producers he's hoping to collaborate with on the project. In turn that echoes his rumored collaborative albums with DJ Premier and Dr. Dre, Nas also added that Kanye West has expressed interest in producing the entire LP.
"I'm definitely looking at my [next] solo project as one of the most important records of my life," he explained. "It's going to be magic. That's all I feel. I feel a magic thing happening, brewing. I keep calling it a magic moment. That's what it's going to be. I feel that the stuff that I'm writing down, the directions that I'm thinking about going doesn't even matter what producers [produce it], if it's Swizz Beatz, if it's [DJ] Premier, if it's it's Alchemist, Dr. Dre, Kanye West, all of these guys are guys that I love and guys that I've been talking to about getting in on the project. Actually, Kanye hit me up saying 'I want to do the album.' And RZA...Those dudes inspire me to go in there and do what I'm supposed to do at this day and age...I gotta deliver."

Nas also discussed how he and Damian Marley connected for their critically acclaimed LP Distant Relatives. He says that what was initially supposed to be a song on 2006's Hip-Hop is Dead turned into and EP and then eventually became a full-blown album. He also expressed how much he admires Damian's work ethic.
"I like how [Damian Marley] gets down," he said. "We've been talking bout doing more work together. We were supposed to do something on the Hip-Hop is Dead album, but it never materialized. We'd been talking back and forth and then we just planned to do an EP, but we just kept going and did an album [that eventually became Distant Relatives]...we were flowing, and [Damian's] work ethic is some of the most focused work ethic I've ever seen in my life. He's ill." Source
I'm excited!!!

Take that *gives the finger* nay sayers who joke Nas picks his beats like he picks his women!

Nas and Damian's "Distant Relatives" album is in stores now, so go pick it up  (me likes!)

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