Nas’ Lost Tapes 2 Tracklist Has RZA, Pete Rock, Kanye, Alchemist & More Producing
After teasing fans with a short, cryptic social media video last month, Nas’ Lost Tapes has a release date. The legendary and his Mass Appeal Records dropped a trailer for the compilation that is due July 19.
The video, which includes a Statik Selektah-produced “Lost Freestyle” as its sound-bed, confirms production by RZA, Pete Rock, Alchemist, Pharrell, Swizz Beatz, No I.D., Kanye West, Hit-Boy, and Statik, among others. Pete and RZA are each responsible for two songs.
Def Jam confirmed Nas’ Lost Tapes 2 tracklist:
1. No Bad Energy [PROD. BY SWIZZ BEATZ]
2. Vernon Family [PROD. BY PHARRELL]
3. Jarreau of Rap (Skatt Attack) feat. Al Jarreau, Keyon Harrold [PROD. BY EDDIE COLE]
4. Lost Freestyle [PROD. BY STATIK SELEKTAH]
5. Tanasia [PROD. BY RZA]
6. Royalty feat. RaVaughn [PROD. BY HIT-BOY]
7. Who Are You feat. David Ranier [PROD. BY ERIC HUDSON]
8. Adult Film feat. Swizz Beatz [PROD. BY SWIZZ BEATZ]
9. War Against Love [PROD. BY DJ DAHI & DJ KHALIL]
10. The Art of It feat. J. Myers [PROD. BY PETE ROCK]
11. Highly Favored [PROD. BY RZA]
12. Queens Wolf [PROD. BY DJ TOOMP]
13. It Never Ends [PROD. BY ALCHEMIST]
14. You Mean The World to Me [PROD. BY KANYE WEST]
15. Queens Bridge Politics [PROD. BY PETE ROCK]
16. Beautiful Life feat. RaVaughn [PROD. BY NO I.D.]
Notably, Al’ worked on 2002’s first installment, producing the Barry White-sampling “No Idea’s Original.” Kanye West, who created all of the music to last year’s album, also received an early credit via “Poppa Was A Playa” on the Columbia/Sony Records first volume.
One year ago, Nas told Angie Martinez that he was recording a NASIR follow-up with RZA and Swizz Beatz producing. Lost Tapes 2 has reportedly been in the works for more than five years.