Archive for March, 2010

nas & damian marley [distant relatives] interview + show @ sxsw

Distant Relatives is set to drop May 18

coco & breezy

check out Coco & Breezy’s eyewear here

erykah badu – window seat [official video]

peep the video below to see where Erykah got some of her inspiration

nas & bob marley – relatives abroad [download]

download FreshNerd’s mash-up of Nas acapellas over beats

containing samples from Bob Marley’s Uprising album.

1. Intro (Bob Is Like)
2. Life’s A Pimp’s Paradise
3. Youknowmy(Rub-A-Dub)Style
4. Ether Train
5. Say Somethin’
6. Work And Blaze
7. We And Dem World
8. Outro

Free Download HERE

youssou n’dour: from dakar to kingston

••• Celebrating the relationship between Reggae and the Motherland •••

Youssou N’Dour, one of Africa’s most renowned musicians, has released a new album celebrating Bob Marley’s legacy. Recorded between Paris and Tuff Gong Studios in Jamaica, Youssou wanted to honor Marley’s universal impact and his spreading of Rastafarianism and Pan-Africanism.

On his new album called Dakar-Kingston he connects Jamaica, Senegal and the whole of Africa. With Youssou singing in English, Wolof and French it features 13 tracks including several reggae recuts of  his classics, a tribute to Bob Marley with special guests like the legendary Tyrone Downie (from The Wailers), Morgan Heritage, Mutabaruka and Ayo.

awadi “united states of africa”

peep Awadi’s music video, “The Roots”, featuring M1 (from Dead Prez), a new single from his upcoming African Presidents project, filmed on location in Dakar and Senegal.

the house of marley



[Working together for a better world, The House of Marley was created from the belief in Bob Marley’s vision of “One World, One Love”. Driven by the desire to bring joy and spread happiness to people around the world, The House of Marley developed a range of earth-friendly, innovative products that adhere to the Marley family core values: equality, unity, authenticity, charity and sustainability.  The House of Marley will be offering a wide range of accessible and affordable products. The first phase includes a line of consumer electronics including boom boxes, docking stations, ear buds and headphones. The second phase will include categories such as luggage, bags, kitchenware, aromatherapy, and sensory products such as soy-based, organic candles.]

-The House of Marley

several of bob marley’s offspring hit chicago’s house of blues this week for a private concert and launch of their new product line, the house of marley, due later this year. stephen, damian and julian did their thing on stage, along with several other family members.

peep video concert highlights here

>>> Sneak Peak The House of Marley’s Stylee 2010 Collection<<<


One World One Love One Heart

visit The House of Marley

become a fan & see more pics on their facebook page

nneka [live at sxsw 2010]

raheem devaughn [revelations 2010] ft. damian marley

the love & war materpeace

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madlib medicine show 3: beat konducta in africa

‘ madlib medicine show no. 3: beat konducta in africa will be released march 23 as the third installment of the producer’s one-release-a-month music series for 2010. beat konducta in africa will be released as CD, 2/LP, limited 3/LP deluxe, and digitally.
beat konducta in africa is an instrumental hip-hop album produced & mixed with madlib, featuring j. rocc. this album bases itself on the obscure vinyl gems from the afro-beat, funk, psych-rock, garage-rock & soul movements of African countries as diverse as zambia, nigeria, ethiopia, ghana, botswana and ivory coast. ‘

more here