Nas’ 2002 Lost Tapes compilation was a gem for hip-hop fans, who loved the efforts of bootlegs and unreleased tracks of vintage Nas.
Well, for fans that loved it, the Queensbridge legend is gearing up for another round this December, with the release of Lost Tapes: Vol. 2.
Nas revealed the news to fans via his Twitter page (@Nas) on Wednesday (September 15) by simply writing: “It’s coming… LOST TAPES VOLUME TWO!!!”
In an exclusive email to MTV, the rapper explained that he was inspired and the Lost Tapes sequel is just a small taste of what’s to come, further adding that he plans to clear out his vaults.
“I’m unloading records I want the streets to hear,” Nas told MTV. “Cleaning out my hard drives. Gonna do this, then start fresh. I’m dropping my solo LP before the summer of 2011. I love the energy the world has been giving me over the last two years. But now it’s time to focus on owning the streets again.”
Earlier this month, Nas started releasing that unreleased music he’s talking about with the release of the DJ Green Lantern-assisted mixtape, Last Real N**** Alive, Part 2.
While details regarding his next solo LP are unknown, Lost Tapes: Vol. 2 is set to drop December 14.