Just days after being recognized as the most popular dancehall artist in North America, based on on-line searches according to data from search engine Google, GYPTIAN has been added to the Damian Jr Gong Marley and NAS Distant Relatives 2010 Tour beginning August 24 in Charlotte, NC.
The Distant Relatives Tour is the culmination of a joint musical venture between Nas and Damian Marley which resulted in an album of the same name. The album and tour mission is to go “back to a time when raps greatest hits were created in basement soundrooms, not corporate boardrooms. When dancehall and hip hop music was all about moving the crowd not moving units.
Gyptian has been enjoying chart success with his new album, HOLD YOU, which continues to hold the #2 spot on Billboards Reggae Albums Chart. The title track, Hold You, has become a multi-chart hit worldwide and deemed a 2010 Summer Anthem. According to Billboard Magazine not since Wayne Wonder’s “No Letting Go,” has an underground reggae artist garnered as much attention in the United States as Jamaica’s own Gyptian.
In addition to the Distant Relatives tour dates, Gyptian will also headline dates through October and then head to Europe for tour dates. For a complete listing of Distant Relatives tour dates, click here.