The veteran of hip hop published his long-awaited 2002 project The Lost Tapes on Thursday. A collection of non-releases, Nas tracks, that have survived at the floor of the cutting room, carries the same concept as the original one. The Lost Tapes 2 includes 16 songs that were recorded in the Hip Hop Is Dead, Untitled, Life Is Good, NASIR session for Nas’s earlier albums.
In an interview, the rapper talked about the project but refused to disclose where each track would land.
“You think, What year has this been the year he did?” said Noah, host of Trevor. The Lost Tapes II includes features by Swizz Beatz, David Ranier, J. Myers, Al Jarreau, and Keyon Harrold; as well as productions by Kanye West, Pharrell, No I.D., Pete Rock, and Hitboy. “The songs are sometimes as 10 years old, twelve years old, and some of which were as early as a full year ago.” The “Royalty” credit is also given to the Frank Ocean.
Nas lately verified that The Lost Tapes are on their way in the third and fourth installments – each delivering something else.
This summer also fans can catch Nas on Mary J. Blige’s tour. Last week the walk began and will end in September.
The second version of ‘The Lost Tapes’ is now available on major streaming platforms for people to listen. Fans were waiting for this and will be looking for further upcoming albums by the star. It has been 17 years to release the second version of the album and this time Nas clearly mentioned that this time the future versions will release soon.