Reggae Royalty Damian Marley joins the newly form Super Heavy group with The Rolling Stones’ Mick Jagger, Joss Stone, Dave Stewart and Indian film composer A.R. Rahman.
Marley is still fresh from his worldwide tour with iconic rapper Nas to promote their critically acclaimed collaborative album Distant Relatives.
According to RollingStone.com, the fivesome has been secretly recording its debut over the past 18 months, with plans to release its first album in September 2011.
“It’s different from anything else I’ve ever been involved in,” said Jagger. “The music is very wide-ranging – from reggae to ballads to Indian songs in Urdu.”
Stewart, who resides in reggae land Jamaica, is the mastermind behind the formation of the group. Stewart said he called Jagger in hopes of starting an experimental fusion group. Jagger asked Marley, Stone and A.R. Rahman to join the group, banding together in Los Angeles, California to begin writing songs.
Stewart said, “We didn’t know what the hell we were doing,” said Stewart. “We were just jamming and making a noise. It was like when a band first starts up in your garage. Sometimes Damian would kick it off and then Joss would sing something on top of it. We might have a 22 minute jam, and it would become a six minute song.”
Stewart said the possibility of a major tour for the Super Heavy could be in the picture.
“We’re experimenting at the moment and just taking it day by day,” added Stewart. “I think if we’re rehearsing and it sounds great and people love the idea then nobody would rule out the possibility of it.”
Peep Damian Marley and Nas “Nah Mean” video below.