Nas Drops “Jarreau of Rap” and Announces “The Lost Tapes 2” Pre-Order

The Lost Tapes 2 is out July 19 via Mass Appeal and Def Jam.  

Nas’s previously unreleased track “Jarreau of Rap (Skatt Attack)” features Al Jarreau and trumpeter Keyon Harrold and comes off his compilation The Lost Tapes 2, out July 19. It pays tribute to Jarreau himself, whose version of Dave Brubeck’s “(Round, Round, Round) Blue Rondo à la Turk” is sampled on the song. Listen to it below. 

The Lost Tapes 2 is a collection of unreleased tracks from Nas’ previous four albums, including Hip-Hop is Dead (2006), Untitled (2008), Life is Good (2012), and last year’s Nasir. The first installment of Lost Tapes came out seventeen years ago, and the production credits this time around include Swizz Beatz, Pharrell, RZA, Hit-Boy, Pete Rock, the Alchemist, No I.D., and Kanye West.

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Nas is currently on tour in North America with Mary J. Blige through the summer. See dates below and pre-order The Lost Tapes 2 here

Nas and Mary J. Blige “Royalty Tour” 

11        W. Palm Beach, FL     Coral Sky Amphitheatre @ S. Florida Fairgrounds
13        Tampa, FL     MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre @ FL State Fairgrounds
14        Jacksonville, FL     Daily’s Place
20        Atlantic City, NJ     Hard Rock Live @ Etess Arena
21        Virginia Beach, VA     Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater
24        Charlotte, NC     PNC Music Pavilion
25        Raleigh, NC     Coastal Credit Union Music Park @ Walnut Creek
28        Detroit, MI     DTE Energy Music Theatre
31        St. Louis, MO     Hollywood Casino Amphitheater
2          Houston, TX     The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
3          Austin, TX     Austin360 Amphitheater
6          Kansas City, MO     Starlight Theatre
9          Phoenix, AZ     Ak-Chin Pavilion
14        San Francisco, CA     Shoreline Amphitheatre
16-17   Las Vegas, NV     The Joint
20        Albuquerque, NM     Isleta Amphitheater
22        Dallas, TX     Dos Equis Pavilion
25        Tuscaloosa, AL     Tuscaloosa Amphitheater
31        Syracuse, NY     St Joseph’s Health Amphitheater
1           Boston, MA     Xfinity Center
10        Toronto, ON     Budweiser Stage


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