It looks like Nas’ long-awaited return will be a collection of old songs in the form of The Lost Tapes 2.
The rap don put out the original Lost Tapes album in 2012 and it is widely regarded as a classic. Now, Def Jam seeks to replicate that in 2016.
Peter Bittenbender, CEO of Mass Appeal, made the proclamation in a recent interview with Drip. The Lost Tapes 2 was originally set to come out in 2012, but never dripped. Bittenbender also stated that Nas would be dropping an album of new material too.
“Nas is working to deliver this next record to Def Jam, which will be his last [for them]. I haven’t been too involved in that, so I can’t tell you when it’s coming. Once that’s out, then Lost Tapes will follow shortly after. It’ll definitely be a 2016 release, hopefully earlier in the year than later. The music’s amazing. It carries on what he built with the first Lost Tapes. The fans are gonna love it,” Bittenbender told Drip.