Nas has officially announced his longawaited mixtape, ‘The Lost Tapes II.’ The announcement comes nearly an entire year after the release of his last album ‘Nasir,’ which was produced entirely by Kanye West during the Wyoming sessions.
The first installment of ‘The Lost Tapes’ mixtapes was released back in 2002, and included unreleased tracks from his acclaimed albums ‘I Am…’ and ‘Stillmatic.’ ‘The Lost Tapes II’ was announced shortly after, but was postponed due to budget issues Nas had with Def Jam. He discussed these issues back in 2011, stating:
“When I released Lost Tapes, it was on Sony. Being at Sony for so long, I was used to things going easy. At Def Jam, I just got there, I’m still in my ways at Sony… Def Jam, it was more, ‘Let’s sit down, let’s have tea and talk this over.’ I wasn’t so used to that, and I saw kinda things falling behind. It kinda messed up my flow, I thought. The timing for that is gone.”
Apparently, the time is now. Nas took to Instagram to announce the project earlier today (6/11). The video featured Nas holding a tattered white cassette tape, dressed in chemist attire. Though there is no official release date for the project, we will definitely be looking forward to its release very soon.