(AllHipHop Music) For those that don't know, Nas comes from a Jazz background and it may be as fundamental to his musicality as Hip-Hop. His dad was a jazz man and the QB rapper is on the Mount Rushmore of Golden Era Rap.Now, Nas collaborates with the late, great Al Jarreau, who died in 2017. The song is a departure from the norm for Nas who has been criticized for not changing up his flow. So, here we are. Check out "Jarreau Of Rap".
More than a decade and a half after the 2002 release of the original volume of The Lost Tapes, Nas returns with the highly-anticipated follow up The Lost Tapes 2*, available on 7/19. The project consists of unreleased tracks from Nas’s previously released studio albums - Hip-Hop is Dead (2006), Untitled*(2008) and* Life is Good* (2012).
Produced by Xharlie Black, "Jarreau of Rap (Skatt Attack)” is a quick-fire track with strong jazz influences featuring the late Al Jarreau & Grammy Award–winning trumpeter Keyon Harrold, reminding fans of Nas’s undisputed place at the top. Watch the social teaser for the track posted by Nas, directed by Jason Goldwatch, here. "Jarreau of Rap (Skatt Attack)” is available now upon pre-order of The Lost Tapes 2.
Mark your calendars as Nas is set to be on The Daily Show with Trevor Noahon 7/16. An exclusive The Lost Tapes 2 merch collaboration with Aimé Leon Dore is now available at shop.nasirjones.com.
Nas & Mary J. Blige commenced the first segment North American of “The Royalty Tour” together, at the South Florida Fairgrounds Coral Sky Amphitheater in West Palm Beach which runs through September.
The Lost Tapes 2 Tracklist:
- “No Bad Energy” (Prod. by Swizz Beatz & araabMUZIK)
- “Vernon Family” (Prod. by Pharrell Williams)
- “Jarreau of Rap” (Skatt Attack) (feat. Al Jarreau, Keyon Harrold) (Prod. by Xharlie Black)
- “Lost Freestyle” (Prod. by Statik Selektah)
- “Tanasia” (Prod. by RZA)
- “Royalty” (feat. RaVaughn) (Prod. by Hit-Boy)
- “Who Are You” (feat. David Ranier) (Prod. by Eric Hudson)
- “Adult Film” (feat. Swizz Beatz) (Prod. by Swizz Beatz)
- “War Against Love” (Prod. by DJ DAHI & DJ Khalil)
- “The Art of It” (feat. J. Myers) (Prod. by Pete Rock)
- “Highly Favored” (Prod. by RZA)
- “Queens Wolf” (Prod. by DJ Toomp)
- “It Never Ends” (Prod. by The Alchemist)
- “You Mean The World to Me” (Prod. by Kanye West)
- “Queens Bridge Politics” (Prod. by Pete Rock)
- “Beautiful Life” (feat. RaVaughn) (Prod. by No I.D.)