Nas & Damian Marley
Nas & Damian Marley
Nas & Damian Marley
The front of the o2 Academy has a different feeling outside it than usual, 3 metal detectors, snarling steroid injected dogs being held back by fat coppers, 4 x more security than normal and an extremely chilled mixed crowed queuing to get in to see Nas & Damien Marley. This is the first time since the smoking ban has been put into place, that I have walked into a venue to see a slight fog. The opening song “As We Enter” has Nas spitting “I got the guns” Mr Marley… “and I got the ganja”… which it then appeared, so did half the audience, as the weed was burning well tonight.
Nas & Damian Marley
Nas & Damian Marley
Nas & Damian Marley
Nas & Damian worked their fans ear holes by dropping hit after hit, Hate Me Now, Welcome To Jamrock, fans wielding what appears to be a sea of mobiles up with each chorus. With Marley’s swaying locks and Nas with his bounce between each pose, these two gents seemed content, red eyed and lapping up every minute whilst spitting their lyrical wisdom to the brummie massive. With the two musical styles uniting as a force and leading their troops to a new musical freedom. The crowd chanting with fists punching in the air and hanging on every word, reciting lyrics in front of their two leaders. Big grins, fist firms, shoulder touches and head nods are the traits to a good night. No aggro or fuss, just music, the Nas and Jr Gong have left the building.
Nas & Damian Marley
Nas & Damian Marley
Words and Photography by Gobinder Jhittaemail Gobinder

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