His much anticipated The Lost Tapes 2 is scheduled for released next week’s Friday. Nas of recently publicized the release date for The Lost Tapes 2 album, which houses unreleased content. The project is a follow-up on the original 2002 collection. Ahead of its release on July 19, Nas is sharing a preview of the album.
Nas is letting fans into the world of the soon to be released album by releasing this Jazzy tune titled “Jarreau of Rap (Skatt Attack).” The Eddie Cole-produced features famous globally known jazz artist/trumpeter Keyon Harrold and none other than the late Al Jarreau whom the track is named after.
The celebrated hip-hop artist conveys a swift flow on Al Jarreau’s “Blue Rondo à la Turk” instrumental, highly influenced by horn well blended with Jarreau vocals, which serves as a stimulating transformation in contrast to the characteristic style habituated to the Queensbridge rapper.
“Everybody’s not gonna get you but keep going/ I be cruising 40,000 feet like I’m a boat/ Doubting me they said I would have no longevity/ Instead I’m steadily rapping these fundamentals/ I assemble synthesis/ Cuss so much that I’m unadventurous/ I’ve been uninterested/ Living life is what matters/ Chill I’m the humble bragger,” Nas rhymes.
“Jarreau of Rap (Skatt Attack)” is a cheerful tune that takes a lengthy instrumental pause to recognize the creativity of another featured artist Keyon Harrold. Nas is here to retell his story of “G.O.A.T”. By assigning himself the titled “Jarreau of Rap,” Nas is affirming that not only is he one of the best that has honored the rap scene, but that his talent is also not contestable.
The Lost Tapes 2 album enlists the likes of Pete Rock, Swizz Beatz, RZA, Kanye West, Alchemist, and Pharrell Williams on the production side. The wait is finally over, fans of the artist will be able to lay their hands on the much-anticipated album, the album is out via Mass Appeal Records and Def Jam.
Iconic vocalist Al Jarreau passed away in 2017 at 77-years-old, but his impact on the global culture of music lives on. He was known as a prolific scat singer, and Nas uses the art’s quickened style on his latest single. Check it out below.