Here’s Everything We Know About Nas’ ‘The Lost Tapes 2′ Album
It’s been a long time coming, but the sequel to Nas’ critically acclaimed The Lost Tapes is finally dropping this month.
Esco fans have been waiting on this album for more than 15 years. The Lost Tapes debuted in September 2002, featuring tracks from the cutting room floor of his previous albums. Despite the non-commercial appeal, the album, which is sans features, received rave reviews and premiered at No. 10 on the Billboard 200. Having yet more material, the Queens rapper promised to release part dos in 2003, but it was pushed back. Label rigmarole prevented its release again seven years later, which led to the project being shelved indefinitely.
In 2014, Nas breathed life into Lost Tapes' highly anticipated second coming when he launched Mass Appeal Records. However, the project was again put on the back burner once he shifted focus to what would eventually become his Nasir album. It looks like Mr. Jones is finally ready to give fans what they have been waiting for. In June 2019, he teased the release with a promotional Instagram post where the lab coat and white gloves-wearing rapper holds what looks like a fossilized cassette tape with the words The Lost Tapes II chiseled into it. A trailer followed in July, which revealed the star-studded list of producers who appear on the release.
This will be the first time Nas has released albums in back to back years since 2001's Stillmatic and The Lost Tapes and God’s Son, both in 2002. With The Lost Tapes sequel finally seeing the light of day in a couple of weeks, XXL compiles all of the information we know about the upcoming release. Lost and found.