Damian Marley & Nas @ Roseland | July 31

(Win a pair of tickets to this show. Details @ the bottom)

Posted by Nathalie Weinstein

Two big talents, one small venue, one night only

nas and marley, roseland

Two of the biggest talents in hip-hop and reggae will appear at one of Portland's smaller venues this Friday

night as Nas and Damien "Junior Gong" Marley tear up the stage at the Roseland.

The only child born to the late Bob Marley and former Miss World 1976 Cindy Breakspeare, Marley was propelled into the upper echelons of reggae fame with his 2005 album Welcome to Jamrock. He is the first, and only Jamaican reggae artist in history to win two Grammy awards on the same night. Whether he's preaching the social change that his father worked for on the track ‘Move!' or riffing on the one night stand on dance track ‘All Night', Marley impresses with his mix of reggae and toasting, a Jamaican music form that is a mix of talking and chanting over a beat, believed by many to have influenced the development of modern-day emceeing in hip hop music.

Marley recently collaborated with bad boy Nas on his newest album, Distant Relatives, which revolves around issues facing Africa such as poverty and social inequity, and samples African music. Proceeds from the album will go to charity projects in Africa, such as school construction.

This is likely to be your first opportunity to hear tracks from the new album before it hits record shelves next month. And if Nas and Damien Marley aren't enough to get you to come out and shake what-your-mama-gave-you, Chali 2na of Jurassic 5 will be opening up the show. For tickets, visit www.doubletee.com.

Nas & Damien "Jr. Gong" Marley
Friday, July 31

8 P.M.
All ages
Roseland Theater
8 N.W. Sixth Avenue

Win Tickets!: You can win a pair of tickets to this show through Pipeline. Just comment on this post with your favorite NAS or Marley lyrics. We are drawing a winner on Friday at noon. If you don;t have an email from us by Friday @ 2, you did not win.

Reminder: We give out free tickets every week to our Portland Facebook Group including THIS SHOW & many of the top music and art venues in Portland. Join it if you like free stuff.

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22 Responses to Damian Marley & Nas @ Roseland | July 31

  1. Janet July 29, 2009 at 10:23 pm #

    I’d love to see Jurassic 5 and that’s it. But can’t rationalize the ticket price.

    • Kya July 30, 2009 at 7:31 pm #

      I tell you street smarts will carry you through life like a carriage

  2. Nate Nichols July 30, 2009 at 12:11 pm #

    Fake thug, no love, you get the slug, CB4 Gusto
    Your luck low, I didn’t know til I was drunk though
    You freak niggaz played out, get fucked and ate out
    Prostitute turned bitch, I got the gauge out
    96 ways I made out, Montana way
    The Good-F-E-L-L-A, verbal AK spray
    Dipped attache, jumped out the Range, empty out the ashtray
    A glass of ‘ze make a man Cassius Clay
    Red dot plots, murder schemes, thirty-two shotguns
    Regulate wit my Dunn’s, 17 rocks gleam from one ring
    Yo let me let y’all niggaz know one thing
    There’s one life, one love, so there can only be one King…from The Message-Nas

  3. A. Emery July 30, 2009 at 12:16 pm #

    I never brag, how real I keep it // cause it’s the best secret
    I rock a vest, prestigious // Cuban link flooded Jesus
    in a Lex watchin Kathie Lee and Regis // My actions are one with the seasons // A tec squeezin executioner, winter time I rock a fur //Mega popular, center of attraction
    Climaxin, my bitches they be laughin

  4. terry July 30, 2009 at 12:19 pm #

    Aunt Jemima hoes

  5. Tito July 30, 2009 at 12:40 pm #

    “This is Nas, kid, you know how it runs
    I’m waving automatic guns at nuns
    Sticking up the preachers in the church, I’m a stone crook
    Serial killer, who works by the phone book”

  6. Anna July 30, 2009 at 1:49 pm #

    Where there’s, more hungry mouths. Than food to eat.

  7. Saul July 30, 2009 at 2:13 pm #

    “Life’s a bitch and then you die
    That’s why we get high
    ‘cuz you never know
    when you’re gonna go!”

  8. cedric williams July 30, 2009 at 2:14 pm #


    Rappers I monkey flip em with the funky rhythm I be kickin
    Musician, inflictin composition
    of pain I’m like Scarface sniffin cocaine
    Holdin a M-16, see with the pen I’m extreme, now
    Bulletholes left in my peepholes
    I’m suited up in street clothes
    Hand me a nine and I’ll defeat foes

  9. cedric williams July 30, 2009 at 2:19 pm #

    JANET…. yer cute, but your not seeing jurassic you are only seeing chali 2 na silly. and her is only the opener. its freakin nas….freakin nas….illmatic ?!….ring any bells? mr. marley?!, jamrock, traffic jam,….ring any bells. i think that yer confused or tired or experiencing heat stroke from this god awful heat wave.
    drink lots of fluids and get plenty of rest. you will be ok and then you will realize that you were way wrong about this show. its all good. enjoy the rest of your day babie.

  10. bloodbath July 30, 2009 at 2:25 pm #

    The city never sleeps, full of villians and creeps
    That’s where I learned to do my hustle had to scuffle with freaks
    I’ma addict for sneakers, twenties of buddah and bitches with beepers
    In the streets I can greet ya, about blunts I teach ya
    Inhale deep like the words of my breath
    I never sleep, cause sleep is the cousin of death
    I lay puzzle as I backtrack to earlier times
    Nothing’s equivalent, to the new york state of mind

  11. Nicole Sarina July 30, 2009 at 2:26 pm #

    Cause you could have all the chips, be poor or rich
    still nobody want a nigga havin’ shit
    If I ruled the world and everything in it, sky’s the limit
    I push a q-45 infinit

    It wouldn’t be no such thing as jealousies or B felonies
    Strictly livin’ longevity to the destiny
    I thought I’d never see but reality struck
    Better find out before your time’s out, what the fuck??

  12. Jaimee Mackinnon July 30, 2009 at 2:27 pm #


    Tired of hoppin’ from honey to honey
    HIV spreadin’, everybody bump the same bunnies
    The game’ll put niggas in they graves right before they part ways with the street
    I want a son to greet every mornin’
    Daughters and more sons tickle my feet
    Wife smilin’, tellin’ me it’s time to eat
    I’m gettin’ married

  13. ModernMANdroid July 30, 2009 at 2:45 pm #

    Street’s disciple, my raps are trifle
    I shoot slugs from my brain just like a rifle
    Stampede the stage, I leave the microphone split
    Play Mr. Tuffy while I’m on some Pretty Tone shit
    Verbal assassin, my architect pleases
    When I was twelve, I went to hell for snuffin Jesus
    Nasty Nas is a rebel to America
    Police murderer, I’m causin hysteria
    My troops roll up with a strange force
    I was trapped in a cage and let out by the Main Source
    Swimmin in women like a lifeguard
    Put on a bulletproof nigga I strike hard
    Kidnap the President’s wife without a plan
    And hangin niggaz like the Ku Klux Klan
    I melt mics till the sound waves over
    Before steppin to me you’d rather step to Jehovah
    Slammin MC’s on cement
    Cause verbally, I’m iller than a AIDS patient
    I move swift and uplift
    your mind shoot the gift when I riff in rhyme
    Rappin sniper, speakin real words
    My thoughts react, like Steven Spielberg’s
    Poetry attacks, paragraphs punch hard
    My brain is insane, I’m out to lunch God
    Science is dropped, my raps are toxic
    My voicebox locks and excels like a rocket

    “It’s like that y’all, It’s like that y’all!!!”
    (if you have to ask what track this is from; you’re not a REAL Nas fan!!!)

  14. AK July 30, 2009 at 2:47 pm #

    I look back at cooked crack
    Plus cars that pass by
    Jaguars mad fly
    And I’m guilty for materialism
    Blacks is still up in the prison Trust that
    So save me your sorries, I’m raising an army
    Revolutionary warfare with Damian Marley
    We sparkin’ the ions, marching to Zion
    You know how Nas be NYC state of mind I’m in …

  15. gray July 30, 2009 at 4:30 pm #

    Nas, from “N.I.G.G.E.R. (The Slave And The Master)” off of “Untitled” (2008):

    They say we N-I double G-E-R, we are
    Much more, still we choose to ignore
    The obvious, man this history don’t acknowledge us
    We were scholars long before colleges
    They say we N-I double G-E-R, we are
    Much more, but still we choose to ignore
    The obvious, we are the slave and the master
    What you lookin for? You the question and the answer

  16. Andrea July 30, 2009 at 4:43 pm #

    Too broke for this show!! @andibuck

    If I ruled the world and everything in it, sky’s the limit
    I push a Q-45 Infinit
    It wouldn’t be no such thing as jealousies or B Felonies
    Strictly living longevity to the destiny
    I thought I’d never see but reality struck
    Better find out before your time’s out, what the fuck??

  17. P July 30, 2009 at 4:49 pm #

    Damian Marley:

    Well did you know the pen
    Is stronger than di knife
    And they can kill you once
    But they cant kill you twice
    Did you know destruction of di flesh is not di ending to life
    Fear not of the anti-christ
    Did you know that I
    Exist before the earth
    And did you know my eyes
    Are windows to the world
    Did you know you cant go ah Zion and ah wear jerry curls
    Cant tell the boys from the girls
    The bodys just a vehicle
    Transporting the soul
    Its whats inside the people
    Is beauty to behold
    Fear not of evil
    Everyday dem flesh it grow old
    Changes of the times take the toll

  18. lizpdx July 30, 2009 at 5:15 pm #

    “Like Isis, she got you heartbroke and felt lifeless
    Grow up girl instead you want revenge so now you act the nicest
    to who’sever gettin down and trifless
    To get his mind all you do is give him somethin priceless
    Cause in time he’ll realize the thighs is all he needs
    More than weed, then you hit him off with lies and greed
    There you go again, startin wars, makin me more yours
    Seem to get a kick out of keepin me on all fours
    Face glistenin, I’m addicted to you…”

    (From ‘Black Girl Lost’)

  19. Grego! July 31, 2009 at 11:45 am #

    You was my nigga when push came to shove
    One what? one love

  20. Jerry Tableleather July 31, 2009 at 1:50 pm #


    Life’s a b*tch and then ya die,
    that’s why we get high,
    cuz ya never know when ya gunna go

  21. Jaimee Ceraos December 3, 2011 at 12:16 pm #

    Thank you for taking time to report your important activities.

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