The Lost Tapes Appreciation Thread

Yes I know this is merely a compilation of unreleased songs by Nas but I seriously love the hell out of this album.

I know it also isn’t something that really isn’t a pick up and go kind of record, but just about every song on this was great. Lyrically as impactful as any album, and had (at the time) his best produced beats since It Was Written. They have probably some of the deepest songs I’ve heard Nas ever make on here, such as “Black Zombie”, “Poppa Was a Playa” (in its own way), “No Ideas Original”, Purple and more. Wish label woes didn’t get in the way of the second one though.

Any favorites off this one, people?

December 10th, 2013

BLACK ZOMBIE >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

December 10th, 2013

blaze a 50 v overlooked nas track

took a blast, out of her coke bag
Snorted it, started screamin yo we almost crashed
earlier i took the coke out, replaced it wit crushed up glass
her head nodded down to her chest, slowly she fell asleep
overwhelmed by greed, put to death

December 10th, 2013

One of my all time favorite storytelling tracks^

December 10th, 2013
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IMO this is better than Illmatic. Top 10 album.

December 10th, 2013

“Poppa Was A Playa” is my favorite track on there- it’s one of the most honest rap songs I’ve heard about a parent. “Blaze A 50,” “Doo Rags,” “Fetus,” “No Idea’s Original,” “Black Zombie” are also great.

December 10th, 2013

Nas' throwaway songs > People’s singles and album cuts

There isn’t a song on here that I don’t like

Doo Rags is top 5 in Nas' best songs.


“The hardest thing is to forgive, but God does
Even if you murdered or robbed, yeah it’s wrong, but God loves
Take one step toward him, He takes two toward you
Even when all else fail, God support you”

December 10th, 2013

My Way is my personal fav off of the album. And prob in my Nas top 10 tbh

December 10th, 2013

An official Lost Tapes 2 needs to happen

December 10th, 2013

@Depressed_Insomniac wasn’t there supposed to be one but then it got canceled or whatever?

December 10th, 2013
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Yep but the label prevented it at first until they “understod where he was coming from” and it was to late since it was album time.

Back to OP, the closes album to illmatic and a classic! Just as illmatic all amazing songs.

December 10th, 2013

Doo Rags, Purple, Fetus, Black Zombie…
Fantastic album

December 11th, 2013
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Purple still GOAT tho

December 11th, 2013