Can We Expect a Full-length Album from Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley & Skrillex ?
Ever since the Dubstep revolution took over last year I have wondered when a collaboration worth talking about would happen between a well-known reggae artist and a worthy electronic artist. The two genres are a perfect match for each other so I tend to wonder why it took so long for it to happen.
A few months ago, while I was on my writing hiatus, it happened. The supposed king of Dubstep, Skrillex and the master lyricist, Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley teamed up on the track “Make it Bun Dem” back in April of this year and ensued to make musical magic. Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley’s ability to lay down a Rasta sounding flow over the top of the hard-hitting electronic music of Skrillex is a marriage that should produce a child. This child being a full length album. They have just planted the seed with this single and hopefully they will not abort before something great can come of this. In the past, Marley has shown the ability to cross into other genres with great success. In 2010, he teamed up with Nas to make one of my favorite hip-hop albums of all-time, Distant Relatives.
We can only hope that the positive vibes around “Make it Bun Dem” will trigger them to collaborate on a full length album.