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About The Lost Tapes. Following his successful comeback in 2001 with the release of Stillmatic, Nas released The Lost Tapes in 2002, a compilation of previously unreleased material created during the recording sessions for his 1999 albums I A. nd Nastradamus, as well as Stillmatic. The album debuted at on the Billboard 200 chart and was met with critical acclaim for the lyrical content and production handled by the Trackmasters, . The Alchemist, and a young Kanye West co-producing with D-Dot. The Lost Tapes Q&A.
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And The Lost Tapes does, on the surface, seem like a possible candidate for that revival. Ostentatiously released for the real headz, this collection features tracks only previously released on mixtapes or over the Internet. Hopefully, this means none of the jiggy, commercial-friendly nonsense that's really dragged down his records the past few years. The album's first track, "Doo Rags", finds Nas doing what he does best: reminiscing about his youth in the ghetto over a jazzy, piano-based loop. So, maybe we can forgive Nas of his moral contradictions. But what's a little harder to swallow are some of the beats on this album. The Barry White sample on "No Idea's Original" is nice, but it doesn't fit Nas' flow on the track. And while "Blaze a 50" is an interesting narrative involving betrayal, sex, and murder, the generic violin-based track almost ruins it. Despite its flaws, though, The Lost Tapes is nice.
The Lost Tapes is vintage Nas, the prolific ghetto raconteur. On "Drunk by Myself" he goes into the dark recesses of a burdened alcoholic's brain. Poppa Was a Playa" pays an honest and compelling homage to his father, trumpeter (and womanizer) Olu Dara. On "Black Zombie," an Afrocentric manifesto, and "Purple" you get large glimpses of the introspective, socially aware Nas who hip-hop heads had anointed as one of the greatest emcees of all time . The so called "Lost Tapes" by Nas are simply AMAZING. I did not feel obligated to skip any tracks, although I felt the bonus track is exactly that, a bonus.
It looks like Nas' The Lost Tapes II album will finally be released.
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Leading up to the release of God's Son, the second new Nas album in less than a year, Ill Will dropped a collection of "lost recordings" - basically, tracks recorded for I Am and Stillmatic that just didn't make it. Though the liners are stretching it in parts ("these songs are famous for never having been officially released"), they definitely got it right when they said, "No cameos.
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Producer – Precision
Producer – Alchemist
|3||U Gotta Love It||3:18|
|4||Nothing Lasts Forever||3:52|
|5||No Idea's Original
Producer – Alchemist
|6||Blaze A 50
Producer – Poke And Tone
Producer – Rockwilder
Producer – Hill, Inc
|9||Drunk By Myself
Producer – Al West, Poke And Tone
Producer – Hill, Inc
|11||Poppa Was A Playa
Producer – Deric "D-Dot" Angelettie
- Record Company – Sony Music Japan International Inc.
- Producer – L.E.S. (tracks: 3, 4, 6)
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