Date: September 2002

Can you believe that Nas didn't include some of the songs that were on this compilation on the albums that they were recorded for?! Produced by guys like The Alchemist, L.E.S., and even Deric "D-Dot" Angelettie and Kanye West, the songs were recorded during sessions for I Am... and Stillmatic. And they were great. Even though the album didn't sell particularly well (it didn't get much promotion at the time), The Lost Tapes proved that "the old Nas" was still alive and well.