Nas Releases ‘The Lost Tapes 2’; Murs & 9th Wonder’s ‘Brighter Daze’ Hits Streaming Services


Big day for new music.

The summer’s flying by, and the weather is heating up. With temperature gauges reading close to triple digits, it’s time to officially retire pants and long shirts in favor of shorts and tanks — oh, and it’s also time to enjoy another edition of “New Music Friday.”

Today’s a special day for new music, as it’s a loaded drop day with releases from beloved legends Nas and the collaborative endeavor from Murs & 9th Wonder.

Kicking this off is the one and only Nasty Nas with his anticipated The Lost Tapes 2 — a compilation of b-sides from past several years of recording. The official successor to the 2002-released project, Nas’ sequel continues painting him as one of the best to ever do it, as someone with an incredible bond with the written word.

The Lost Tapes 2 comes in at an engorged 16-tracks, 59-minutes, and is largely a featureless effort, save for contributions from fellow icons like Swizz Beats on “Adult Film.”

Joining Nas are Murs & 9th Wonder with their joint project, Brighter Daze. While this dropped back in 2015, it is now officially available on all streaming services.

Listen to both releases below:


Zach H