Hip Hop veteran, Nas, recently detailed the frustrations he has with his label Def Jam over issues releasing his "Lost Tapes 2" project, a compilation of unreleased songs. Although he has problems, Nas did admit that both sides have really tried to work it out.
"You record a lot of records, and things that don't make the album, they get put to the side and you don't know what to do with them," he explained. "They sit around and they start taking on a form of their own and it belongs [on] an album. That's what I'd like to do. So of course my new album is priority for the record company people and even me, but [I'm] just trying to find time to put Lost Tapes and then this out–'cause everybody drops mixtapes and stuff like that and they don't have a problem with it, but my sh*t comes and it's like they're holdin' it with gloves…I'm like, come on, guys, I just wanna go out and play with the rest of 'em; with the n*ggas out their putting their sh*t out…We're working that out." (XXL Mag)
Nas – Talks Issues With Def Jam Over Lost Tapes