Video: Nas & Damian Marley “Land of Promise”

April 5, 2011

Words by Eddie STATS Houghton (via Okayplayer)

The dynamical duo of Pan-African upliftment, Nas and Damian Marley are back with the next video from the Distant Relatives project. “Land of Promise” happens to be one of my personal joints from the album–maybe the track where the rap, the reggae vibes and the whole United States of Africa theme best come together as one, thanks in no small part to the classic Aswad/Dennis Brown riddim. They went for a documentary-style shoot on the streets of Kingston for this one (please note Spragga Benz, Jah Cure and other reggae stars posted up in the background) as contrasted with the Egypto-crypto-mystical CGI of “Patience,” but the message still comes through loud and proud.