Nas has finally announced the official release date for his long-awaited album, The Lost Tapes 2.

In a press release circulated on Tuesday (July 2), Nas' Mass Appeal imprint confirmed that The Lost Tapes 2 will arrive on July 19 via Mass Appeal/Def Jam. The tape will feature songs that didn't make the cut from his 2006 album Hip-Hop is Dead, his 2008 effort Untitled, 2012's Life is Good and most recently, 2018's Kanye-produced Nasir.

The Lost Tapes 2 comes over 15 years since its predecessor, which dropped in September of 2002 and has long since been heralded as one of Nas' best works to date. Just like this effort, The Lost Tapes was comprised of leftover tracks that did not make his previous releases, which mainly consisted of sessions from his 1999 album, I Am..., and 2001's Stillmatic.

Production for The Lost Tapes 2 includes heavyweights among the likes of Swizz Beatz, Pharrell, Statik Selektah, No I.D., Kanye West, The Alchemist, Pete Rock and many more, while guest appearances include RaVaughn, J. Myers, David Ranier, Al Jarreau and Keyon Harrold.

Nas will also kick off a joint tour with Mary J. Blige just before the album's release. You can view the full list of dates as well as The Lost Tapes 2 tracklist below.

Nas' The Lost Tapes 2 Album Tracklist 

1. "No Bad Energy" (produced by Swizz Beatz)
2. "Vernon Family" (produced by Pharrell)
3. "Jarreau of Rap (Skatt Attack)" featuring Al Jarreau, Keyon Harrold (produced by Eddie Cole)
4. "Lost Freestyle" (produced by Statik Selektah)
5. "Tanasia" (produced by RZA)
6. "Royalty" featuring RaVaughn (produced by Hit-Boy)
7. "Who Are You" featuring David Ranier (produced by Eric Hudson)
8. "Adult Film" featuring Swizz Beatz (produced by Swizz Beatz)
9. "War Against Love" (produced by DJ Dahi and DJ Khalil)
10. "The Art of It" featuring J. Myers (produced by Pete Rock)
11. "Highly Favored" (produced by RZA)
12. "Queens Wolf" (produced by DJ Toomp)
13. "It Never Ends" (produced by The Alcehmist)
14. "You Mean The World to Me" (produced by Kanye West)
15. "Queens Bridge Politics" (produced by Pete Rock)
16. "Beautiful Life" featuring RaVaughn (produced by No I.D.)

Nas and Mary J. Blige's Royalty Tour Dates

July 11 — W. Palm Beach, Fla. — Coral Sky Amphitheatre
July 13 — Tampa, Fla. — MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre
July 14 — Jacksonville, Fla. — Daily's Place
July 16 — Atlanta — Cadence Bank Amphitheatre
July 20 — Atlantic City, N.J. — Hard Rock Live
July 21 — Virginia Beach, Va. — Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater
July 24 — Charlotte, N.C. — PNC Music Pavilion
July 25 — Raleigh, N.C. — Coastal Credit Union Music Park
July 28 — Detroit — DTE Energy Music Theatre
July 31 — St. Louis, Mo. — Hollywood Casino Amphitheater
Aug. 2 — Houston — The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
Aug. 3 — Austin, Texas — Austin360 Amphitheater
Aug. 6 — Kansas City, Mo. — Starlight Theatre
Aug. 9 — Phoenix — Ak-Chin Pavilion
Aug. 14 — San Francisco — Shoreline Amphitheatre
Aug. 16-17 — Las Vegas — The Joint
Aug. 20 — Albuquerque, N.M. — Isleta Amphitheater
Aug. 22 — Dallas — Dos Equis Pavilion
Aug. 25 — Tuscaloosa, Ala. — Tuscaloosa Amphitheater
Aug. 31 — Syracuse, N.Y. — St. Joseph’s Health Amphitheater
Sept. 1 — Boston — Xfinity Center
Sept. 10 — Toronto, O.N. — Budweiser Stage

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