From the Distant Relatives' MySpace page:
Distant Relatives is an album created by two great artists to explore
and celebrate the correlations and deep-rooted connections between
reggae and hip hop, tracing both sounds back to the African motherland
that is both the cradle of humanity and the wellspring of mankindʼs
music. Unlike all previous collaborations between Jamaican and American
artists, Distant Relatives is neither a remix nor a featured guest spot
on a single track but a fully collaborative effort filling an entire
album, opening new avenues of musical expression.
Yes, it sounds promising. Ever the optimist, I'm hoping to be impressed. But, let's hear the album, which is slated for a May 18 release.