New Music: Nas –

Over 17 years after the 2002 release of The Lost Tapes, Nas is set to return with the highly-anticipated follow-up.

Before the album’s release next Friday (July 19), the rap icon delivers one of the 16 tracks off the project, “Jarreau of Rap (Skatt Attack).” Produced by Xharlie Black, the jazz-inspired track features the late Al Jarreau and trumpeter Keyon Harrold.

The Lost Tapes 2 contains unreleased tracks from Nas’ previously released studio albums including 2006’s Hip-Hop Is Dead, 2008’s Untitled, 2012’s Life Is Good, and 2018’s Nasir, with production from Kanye West, Pharrell Williams, Swizz Beatz, RZA, No I.D., Hit-Boy, Pete Rock, and more.

Nas will appear on “The Daily Show with Trevor Noah” on July 16 and has launched a Lost Tapes 2 merch collection in collaboration with Aimé Leon Dore.

Last night, Nas and Mary J. Blige kicked off their co-headlining “Royalty Tour.” The North American trek will travel to Atlanta, Houston, Las Vegas, Boston, and more through September.

Written By: Rap-Up

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