Video: Common “Ghetto Dreams” ft. Nas

 

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Common’s new video for “Ghetto Dreams” keeps it fairly simple this time around, jumping between gritty black and white frames of a woman and the rappers. The video starts off with Common and Nas passing out on a couch, who then both fall into a dream about women and living the life.

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New Track: Common – “Ghetto Dreams” ft. Nas

 

Common has finally teamed up with sir Nasir Jones for a long overdue collaboration. Featuring production from No I.D., “Ghetto Dreams” has the two household names taking it back to the mid-90′s on this one. With Common’s 9th studio album, The Dreamer, The Believer, due this fall, it’ll be interesting to see if Common continues this theme – can’t say there are many mainstream hip-hop artists making such a bold return to the old days. We wouldn’t be mad at it, though. Not at all.

Common – Ghetto Dreams feat NAS by Nasir Jones

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Distant Relatives Video: “Patience”

Since Nas & Damien Marley got together for Distant Relatives, they’ve finished with their events and appearances, took a trip to Jamaica, and released singles from their self-titled album, starting with the amazing “As We Enter.”  “Patience” comes with a Sun Ra vibey video, which fits nicely in the global scheme of Distant Relatives and their ideas.

Video: Nas & Damien Marley’s “Hope Road”

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Watch Part 1 of Mochilla’s new video series: Nas & Damien “Jr Gong” Marley go to The Bob Marley Museum on Hope Road in Jamaica. Mochilla enlisted the best possible videographer for this project: B+ (Stones Throw, Wax Poetics, Mochilla). Get more B+ art here.

It must have taken some strong Rastafarian medicine to get Nas’ permanent hip-hop scowl off his face, replaced by droopy eyes and laughter. Makes us wish we were smoking out with the Distant Relatives in Jamaica. In fact, we’re just going out to the roof for five minutes, be right back.

Exclusive Premiere: Nneka Remixes of Heartbeat

Giant Step has the exclusive premiere of two remixes from Nneka‘s Heartbeat EP, to be released on October 5th. Her February full-length Concrete Jungle put her on the music industry’s radar, and since then she’s been praised as a new Lauryn Hill with a strong political message. For the Heartbeat EP, Nas hopped on a remix with producers like Chase Status, Kool Kojak, Crada and VLN.

“Heartbeat”-Crada feat. Nas Remix
 

“Heartbeat”- VLN Remix
 

“Heartbeat” (Album Version)
 

While you’re at it, check out DJ Booth for the Kool Kojak remix featuring (more) Nas here.

Heartbeat EP on iTunes

Concrete Jungle on iTunes