After celebrating the 20th birthday of his iconic debut Illmatic, Nas already has a bright future. The rapper has announced that he is officially launching his Mass Appeal Records, where he will also drop The Lost Tapes 2 and a posthumous Pimp C album, reports Billboard.
“I’m excited to be a part of creating and supporting future careers and legacy artists, promoting love and finding new genius to help the world,” he said of his roster, which includes signees Boldy James, Fashawn and Bishop Nehru. “I’m going to be as involved as I need to be, but I also want to be respectful of the art and give artists the space they need to grow and become themselves.”
To the delight of Nasir Stans, the Lost Tapes 2 will include unreleased material from Mr. Jones. While no release date has been set, Nas’ label is prepping to drop a Pimp C record, including production from DJ Mustard and DJ Will Made It, and a compilation LP, featuring Nas, A$AP Mob, Pusha T, Mac Miller and Future, later this summer.