win tickets to see Nas & Damian's UK tour

a pair of tickets for Manchester date up for grabs

eGigs are offering our readers the chance to see hip hop superstar Nas and reggae legend Damian 'Jr. Gong' Marley at the O2 Apollo, in Manchester on Friday 2nd April on the final night of their three date UK tour which also sees them play London, and Glasgow.

The set will consist of the biggest songs from both artist's careers as well the bulk of their collaborative studio album, Distant Relatives which was released earlier this year to universal critical acclaim. Featuring the signature instrumentation and musicianship of Damian 'Jr. Gong' Marley with the hard-hitting beats and lyrics of Nas, the album title refers not only to the bond between the artists, but the connection to their African ancestry, which inspired the album both musically and lyrically.

In their latest collaboration, Nas and Damian trace hip-hopĀ¹s roots to Africa, where the genre originated as a vital form of cultural expression and was then transported by the slave trade to the Caribbean and the American colonies. It blossomed a half century ago in the dance halls of Kingston, Jamaica, and soon migrated to the park jams and recreational centres of New York City, where the culture became known as hip-hop.

This evolution forms the basis of the Distant Relatives project which, in addition to the album, also includes a documentary film, performances and a series of public discussions, the first of which took place in conjunction with National Geographic Live in Washington, DC last December. The album was produced by Damian 'Jr. Gong' Marley and also features several guest appearances from Lil Wayne, who appears on the track 'Generation', K'Naan on 'Africa Must Wake Up' and 'Tribal War', and Stephen Marley on 'Leaders' and 'In His Own Words''.

To buy tickets to any of the three spring dates, click here.

To enter the competition, and be in with a chance of winning a pair of tickets to to see Nas & Damian at Manchester's O2 Apollo, just answer the following question:

This competition is now closed. The winner has been drawn and contacted via email

Send your answer, and contact details to gigs@egigs.co.uk. Title your email DAMIEN & NASS competition.

Rules: The competition is open to all UK residents OVER 18, except employees of egigs.co.uk and companies involved in the competition. Closing date for receipt of entries is 9am, Monday 10th January 2011. The winner's name, will be announced on this webpage soon after. The winner will also be informed via email. The winning entries are selected at random from all correct entries. The prize is not redeemable for cash or resale. Please note the prize does not include travel or accommodation.

article by: Scott Williams

published: 16/11/2010 13:10