Nas & Damian Marley Join SPIN at Mile High Fest
Hip-hop star and reggae denizen talk about their ongoing collaboration, both onstage and off.
During this weekend’s sun-soaked Mile High Music Festival, bands stopped by the American Express ® ZYNC ZONE, to chat with SPIN about their summer festival experiences and much more. We caught up backstage with Nas & Damian Marley — watch the interview, plus performance footage below!
The duo released their collaborative album, Distant Relatives, earlier this year, and have been hitting the festival circuit hard, backed by Marley’s stellar band, playing a mix of reggae and hip-hop.
“D gets to enjoy a hip-hop show, I get to enjoy a reggae show,” Nas said of their onstage experience. “He has his part, I sit back, check his show, and vice versa.”
The duo also talked about their future plans for collaboration, and Nas revealed a funny anecdote about Jay-Z, his old rival. According to Nas, Jay actually bought Distant Relatives, in a real store, and went out of his way to tell Nas about it.
See all of our exclusive interview with Nas & Damian below, and click here to check out more interviews from the American Express® ZYNC ZONE!