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Encyclopedia > Road to Zion
"Road to Zion featuring Nas"
Road to Zion featuring Nas cover
Single by Damian Marley
from the album Welcome to Jamrock
Released 2005
Format 12" single
Recorded 2005
Genre Reggae/Hip Hop
Length 5:17
Label Tuff Gong/Universal
Writer(s) Damian Marley
Nasir Jones
Producer(s) Stephen Marley
Chart positions
  1. 57, U.S. Billboard Hot 100

#N/A, U.S. Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks
#N/A, U.S. Billlboard Hot Rap Tracks This article or section is missing references or citation of sources. ... In music, a single is a short (usually ten minutes or less*) record, usually featuring one or two tracks as A-side, often accompanied by several B-sides, usually remixes or other songs. ... A publicity photo of Damian. ... Welcome to Jamrock is the third album from Bob Marleys son, Damian Marley. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The 12-inch [30 cm] single gramophone record gained popularity with the advent of disco music in the 1970s. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... A music genre is a category (or genre) of pieces of music that share a certain style or basic musical language (van der Merwe 1989, p. ... Reggae is a music genre developed in Jamaica. ... Hip hop is a cultural movement that began amongst urban African American youth in New York and has since spread around the world. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Tuff Gong is a record label that was formed by the reggae group The Wailers in 1970 and named after Bob Marleys nickname. ... Universal Records was founded in 1996, when Universal Music was created following the purchase of MCA Records by Seagram in 1996. ... A songwriter is someone who writes the lyrics to songs, the musical composition or melody to songs, or both. ... In the music industry, a record producer (or music producer) has many roles, among them controlling the recording sessions, coaching and guiding the performers, and supervising the recording, mixing and mastering processes. ... Stephen Ragga Marley was born April 20, 1972 and is the second son of Rita and Bob Marley. ... Top 40 is a radio format based on frequent repetition of songs from a constantly-updated list of the forty best-selling singles. ...

Damian Marley singles chronology
"Welcome to Jamrock" (2005) "Road to Zion" (2005) "Beautiful" (2006)

Road to Zion is the 2nd single off of Damian Marley's Welcome to Jamrock. A publicity photo of Damian. ... A publicity photo of Damian. ... Welcome to Jamrock is the third album from Bob Marleys son, Damian Marley. ...


Video

The video was filmed in New York City and it features cameos from George Clinton and The Game being locked up with Nas, and Damian handing out postcards with the Lion of Judah on them. After Nas analyzes the card, he manages to escape the prison he’s in and reunite with the young Marley back in a project hallway. Nickname The Big Apple, The Capital of the World [1], Gotham Government Counties (Boroughs) Bronx (The Bronx) New York (Manhattan) Queens (Queens) Kings (Brooklyn) Richmond (Staten Island) Mayor Michael Bloomberg (R) Geographical characteristics Area  - Total  - Land  - Water 1,214. ... George Clinton George Clinton (born July 22, 1941) is an American musician, he is widely considered one of the forefathers of funk. ... This article or section is missing references or citation of sources. ... Lion of Judah has its origins in the Book of Genesis of the Hebrew Bible (Old Testament) where the Israelite tribe of Judah had the lion as its symbol. ...

Nas in the prison cell.
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Nas in the prison cell.

Lyrics

Once again, there are powerful lyrics within this song. Damian talks about the world being full of jealousy and calamity. Nas holds the track together with his verse, talking about what he sees today and what he saw in his past. Many critics believed Nas made an Illmatic-type verse on this track. Illmatic is the debut album by rapper Nas, released on April 19, 1994 through Columbia Records. ...


Sometimes I can't help but feel helpless I'm havin daymares in daytime Wide awake try to relate This can't be happenin like I'm in a dream while I'm walkin, Cause what I'm seein is haunting, Human beings like ghost and zombies, President Mugabe holding guns to innocent bodies In Zimbabwe, They make John Pope seem Godly, Sacrilegious and blasphemous


In my lifetime I look back at paths i've walked, Where savages fought and pastors taught, Prostitutes stomp in high heel boots, And badges screaming,"Young black children stop or I will shoot!" 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.


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