(AllHipHop News) Nas’ commercial music career may be leaving its second decade, but the Queens native is already prepp. Today (May 16th), Nas has announced that he is launching Mass Appeal Records and releasing his highly anticipated sequel to The Lost Tapes.
While no release date has been announced, a collection of unreleased music from Nas will be released on the newly formed label in the form of The Lost Tapes 2. Nas’ legacy is not the only one being repurposed for modern ears as the late Pimp C will have a posthumous album released of unreleased recordings over modern production from DJ Mustard, Mike Will Made It and many others.
Nas signed Fashawn, Boldy James and Bishop Nehru to Mass Appeal Records earlier this year and his own contract with Def Jam expires later this year. In an email obtained by Billboard, Nas explains how hands-on he will be in his artists’ projects:
I’m excited to be a part of creating and supporting future careers and legacy artists, promoting love and finding new genius to help the world. I’m going to be as involved as I need to be, but I also want to be respectful of the art and give artists the space they need to grow and become themselves.
No word if Bishop Nehru’s upcoming album with MF Doom, Nehruvian Doom will be released through Mass Appeal.