prolly because premo was supposed to do the whole album and guest appearances were supposed to be very limited. nas has plenty of loot, hes always said hes never worried abotu selling records. im not hatin, but these mainstream albums are exactly why 'Hip Hop Is Dead'. and nas has never dropped a mixtape, wtf are you talkin about?
NO TRUE PAY ATTENTION AND LOOK HARDER....HE DROPPED THE STILLMATIC FREESTYLE ON A MIXTAPE...AND I'M NOT TO SURE BUT I THOUGHT LOST TAPES WAS A MIXTAPE AND I'M PRETTY SURE I AM NOT WRONG