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February 7, 2011 11:46 AM   Subscribe

Nas & Damian Marley (Distant Relatives): Patience. We sure have come a long way since Graffiti Rock.
posted by cashman (10 comments total) 7 users marked this as a favorite
Damian Marley looks like Cornell West, and I don't think it's mere coincidence.
posted by Pastabagel at 12:05 PM on February 7, 2011

For those of you who didn't know this song samples the fantastic Sabali by Amadou & Mariam (who each appear throughout the video in the background).
posted by cyphill at 12:19 PM on February 7, 2011 [2 favorites]

This is the first time I have ever actually enjoyed the imagery in a full-budget music video
posted by Grimp0teuthis at 1:15 PM on February 7, 2011

Liked the imagery, hated the song.
posted by Effigy2000 at 1:20 PM on February 7, 2011

Hard to fuck up Sabali. Love Amadou et Mariam.

Love Damian Marley's It Was Written (Dubstep Remix)
posted by alicesshoe at 2:11 PM on February 7, 2011

I thought it was funky fresh.
posted by hanoixan at 2:16 PM on February 7, 2011

This is not bad.
posted by flippant at 2:53 PM on February 7, 2011

This shit was bomb. I got worried there for a minute Nas was going to start asking about magnets, but he held it together, metaphysically-like. Genius artwork on the vid.
posted by rudster at 3:09 PM on February 7, 2011

This was my favorite, on repeat, song of December 2009. Thanks for sharing the link.
posted by simulacra at 6:19 PM on February 7, 2011

That Nas video is very AfterEffects 101. Not that its a bad thing. Also, a lot of directors/musicians are doing throwback Graffiti Rock styles.
posted by Arthur Phillips Jones Jr at 7:06 PM on February 7, 2011

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