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Lil’ Wayne Featured on Nas + Damian Marley Album?

Submitted by on March 17, 2010 – 12:44 pmNo Comment

The upcoming Distant Relatives album by Nas and Damian Marley (which now has a “concrete” release date of May 18) will feature an unlikely collaboration from the Young Money CEO. Find out more after the jump.

Lil’ Wayne will be featured alongside the dynamic duo and British soul songstress Joss Stone on a record entitled “My Generation” as reported by HipHopDX yesterday.

The song, as one might expect from its title, is geared toward showing the generational differences in music and culture as well as the similarities thereof. In the interview, Marley had this to say:

“It’s funny, because the track is called ‘My Generation,’” Damian answered with a chuckle. “It’s definitely geared towards that. [Lil] Wayne really showed a lot of respect in his verse, in the way that he handled it. He handled it exactly how I would’ve really loved him to. I don’t have any criticism at all about what he did. I think it’s a great and blessed track. That’s all I can really say about that.”

The updated track list from the hotly-anticipated project is as follows:

1. As We Enter
2. Tribal War (feat. K’Naan)
3. Strong Will Continue
4. Leaders (feat. Stephen Marley)
5. Wisdom
6. Count Your Blessings
7. Dispear
8. The Promised Land (feat. Dennis Brown)
9. In His Own Words (feat. Stephen Marley)
10. Nah Mean
11. Friends
12. My Generation (feat. Lil Wayne and Joss Stone)
13. Africa Must Wake Up (feat. K’Naan)

Message boards are heating up all over the blogosphere about this one, with some expressing excitement about this new collaboration. Others, however, think that it is indicative of Nas and Damian Marley “selling out” to the commercialism of the music industry in order to boost record sales.

In fact, some have even gone far enough as to say that the Weezy F. Baby feature takes away from the album and that they no longer intend to pick it up when it is released.

This album was intended to have a message from its conception. If it takes a Lil Wayne feature to bring that message to the youth (who might not otherwise receive it), should anyone really be upset?

For more information and updates about the Distant Relatives album, go to DistantRelatives.com

Do the critics have a point about Lil’ Wayne’s feature as a desperate attempt to sell or are they merely haters? Let us know in the comments section!

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