Nas will return with the sequel to his 2002 compilation album The Lost Tapes this Friday (July 19), and to celebrate the release he hosted a listening party with Statik Selektah at Mass Appeal's offices on Tuesday night in New York City. As well as previewing the record, which is comprised of previously unreleased material from throughout his career, he let his fans and the press know that there's already two more entries in the series on the way.
Talking directly to the crowd, he referenced the original The Lost Tapes, explaining that he's "piled up a lot of songs since then." He continued, "So, I've got enough for a Lost Tapes 2 now, and a Lost Tapes 3 and a Lost Tapes 4." While there was a huge 17-year gap between the first Lost Tapes and the second, he has promised that the next ones won't take so long.
"The next one won't be seventeen years, each one sounds different than the last one," he added.
Lost Tapes 3 & 4 are in the stash pic.twitter.com/kEgiAGVDvI— Mikey Fresh (@MikeyFresh1) July 17, 2019
As part of the release plan for The Lost Tapes 2, Mass Appeal and Def Jam announced that there will be golden cassettes of Lost Tapes 2 hidden across NYC. There's no indication of where the tapes might show up, but there will be hints shared across social media. Fans that come across the golden tapes will get access to a private release party for Friday.
🚨NYC 🚨— Mass Appeal Records (@MassAppealRecs) July 17, 2019
Want to attend @Nas's private Lost Tapes 2 party this Friday?
We'll be dropping the exact locations of these cassette tape invites every hour along w/ @DefJam 👀
First person to find it wins.
May the odds be ever in your favor#LostHunt #TheLostTapes2 pic.twitter.com/bRWmFrwPFZ
The Lost Tapes 2 features production from the likes of Pharrell, Swizz Beatz, Pete Rock, Alchemist, and Kanye West. Nas recently appeared on The Daily Show With Trevor Noah that you can watch in full here.