Escobar season returns.
Nas fulfills a long-standing promise by officially announcing a July 19 release date for The Lost Tapes 2 via Mass Appeal/Def Jam Recordings.
The long-awaited sequel to 2002’s cult classic The Lost Tapes features unreleased tracks from Nas’ last four albums including Hip-Hop Is Dead (2006), Untitled (2008), Life Is Good (2012), and Nasir (2018).
The 16 tracks include production from Kanye West, Pharrell Williams, Swizz Beatz, RZA, No I.D., Hit-Boy, Pete Rock, and more. A snippet of his “Lost Freestyle” collaboration with Statik Selektah can be heard in the trailer.
In 2014, Nas shared plans for The Lost Tapes 2 after launching his independent label Mass Appeal Records. The original Lost Tapes contained previously unreleased tracks from recording sessions for Nas’ 1999 album I Am… and 2001’s Stillmatic.
On July 11, Nas will hit the road with Mary J. Blige on their co-headlining “Royalty Tour.” The North American trek will travel to Atlanta, Houston, Las Vegas, Boston, and more through September.
The Lost Tapes 2 Tracklisting
1. “No Bad Energy” [prod. by Swizz Beatz]
2. “Vernon Family” [prod. by Pharrell Williams]
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 The 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.]