AHH Stray News: Nas & Damian Marley Hit UK, Rick Ross Vs. Soul Train, Wale Gives Back

(AllHipHop News) Nas and Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley will return to the United Kingdom this Spring. According to reports, Nas and Damian Marley will perform dates in London, Glasgow and Manchester in the Spring of 2011. The pair will perform songs from their lengthy back catalog, as well as selections from their hit collaborative album, Distant Relatives. The dates mark Nas and Damian Marley’s first joint concert in the UK since July, when they performed three sold-out dates in the United Kingdom. Tickets can be purchased via ticketshere.Rapper Rick Ross has addressed his controversial actions during the 2010 Soul Train Awards. Rick Ross skipped his performance of “Aston Martin Music” with Chrisette Michele, outraging the R&B singer, who blasted the rapper in her blog. Rick Ross was upset that his hit single “B.M.F.” lost to Eminem and Rihanna’s single “Love The Way You Lie” and promptly exited The Soul Train Awards. “What exactly happened was I came the day before and they gave me a mic just to do rehearsals and I had no input on the performance,” Ross explained to the BBC’s Tim Westwood. “We done worked a long time to get in this position, just not to be thrown on stage…it wasn’t nothing personal to no one. It was no beefs.”Washington, DC rapper Wale will give back to his hometown community this Thanksgiving, by hand delivering food to those in need in the D.C./Maryland/Virginia region. Wale will also be joined by Washington Wizards ball player John Wall during a food drive to help the less fortunate. It’s important to touch the community, all of these other things are irrelevant without the people. The line between poverty and wealth is real thin. The rich live across the street from the poor. You have to be able to look these people in the eyes. When I make music, I’m trying to tell their story as well, so you gotta be able to look them in the eye, talk to the people, touch them, that’s what it’s about.” Wale will be giving away food at Bar 7 in Washington DC from 10:00am-2:00PM.

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