Earlier this afternoon Nas had the internet and hip hop fans buzzing when he announced on Twitter the sequel to his critically acclaimed 2002 classic The Lost Tapes will be dropping. This evening Shaheem Reid of MTV News got to speak with Esco and get details on The Lost Tapes: Vol. 2 which Nas says is scheduled to drop on December 14th plus he plans for a new LP by the Summer of 2011.
“I’m unloading records I want the streets to hear,” the Queens rapper said in an e-mail. “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.”
If you remember a few months back while on tour in Europe Nas spoke with Tim Westwood in an interview that seemed to be somewhat of a confession that he wanted to get back to the gritty street MC where he stated “I’m definitely looking at my next solo project as one of the most important records of my life…” referring to his next album. He even listed a line up of producers that he’d like to work with and called him up that included DJ Premier, The Alchemist, Kanye West, Swizz Beatz and Dr. Dre.