Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Nas, Damian Marley Gather Rap Legends For Debate

Nas and Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley have teamed with National Geographic and V-Tech to present the “Distant Relatives” panel debate in Washington, DC next month. The “Distant Relatives” panel debate will feature DJ Kool Herc, DJ Red Alert, dance hall legend Daddy U-Roy , Jeff Chang, Rakim and King Jammy. The discussion will be moderated by radio personality/MTV host Sway Calloway. The event, which is being filmed for a documentary, will explore the origins of Hip-Hop in addition to the global impact the genre of music has had around the world. For those who cannot attend the actual event, the discussion will also be streamed live and broadcast via National Geographic’s website. An after party and open-mic show at DC nightclub Zanzibar will take place following the discussion. Nas and Damian Marley’s “Distant Relatives” panel is slated to take place at National Geographic's Grosvenor Auditorium on December 12.

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