I have blogged before about “Distant Relatives,” the collaboration between Nas and Damian Marley where they make explicit the connections African music and rap and reggae.

Well, now two of the tracks off the forthcoming album have now leaked: “Strong Will Continue ” and “As We Enter” (is that a Fela sample?).

I like “As We Enter” better.

Further Reading

Sudan in Berlin

“Berlin isn’t Germany. Just like that website you write for—it’s really its own country.” – Mohamed Jeballa, partner in a popular Sudanese restaurant in the city.