Album Review – Summer Kicks:NAS & DAMIAN MARLEY Distant Relatives (Universal Republic)

Text: George Nikas

Temperature is rising to 30 degrees and all of a sudden girls are everywhere to be seen, boys’ hormones hit sky high, everyone is heading for the beach and summer time white washed island fantasies keep growing. Somewhere there
hidden behind the decks the Dj is playing this album. The truth is that for the kind of reggae music coming from the king of Jamaican music youngest son, this is not the right set. With song titles such as ‘Africa must wake up’, ‘Leaders’, ‘My Generation’, ‘Despair’ exotic holidays in magic islands seem like a joke. Just read the ingredients.