Nas Holds Lost Tapes 2 In A Video. Could It Be In Our Hands Soon?
Five years ago, Nas confirmed that Lost Tapes 2 would be happening. The announcement came at a time when the MC’s Mass Appeal Records was rapidly expanding its roster. Since that May 2014 report, Nas has been at work on several projects. Nasir, a collaborative album with Kanye West’s production, released in 2018 along with an accompanying short film. Meanwhile, the legendary MC has said he is at work on a new project with RZA and Swizz Beatz behind the boards.
In the midst of all of this, Nas teased fans with a sculpture of a physical Lost Tapes 2 cassette today (June 11). The video included a cryptic caption referencing the project.
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In late 2002, Nas released the first compilation in the series. It included previously-unreleased songs from the sessions related to I Am…, Nastradamus, and Stillmatic. Production on the Top 10 charting Sony release came from Illmatic alum L.E.S. as well as Alchemist, Rockwilder, Kanye West, D-Dot, and The Trackmasters.
Several months ago, Nas’ mentor and early producer Large Professor confirmed that Jones had acquired some of the unreleased material the pair made during the early 1990s.