Back in 2002, Nas put out The Lost Tapes, a collection of unreleased tracks that were recorded during the studio sessions for albums like I Am…, Nastradamus, and Stillmatic. A sequel project was rumored to be coming out in 2010 but never saw a release. In a new interview with Drip, Mass Appeal creative director Sacha Jenkins and the magazine’s CEO, Peter Bittenbender, confirmed that Lost Tapes 2 is indeed on the way and will likely see a release in 2016, after Nas’ next album on Def Jam.
“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.
Read the full interview here.