As for the reason why the site hasn't seen too many updates as of late is simply that my heart hasn't been in it. I have run The Lost Tapes for more than five years at this point, often doing several updates each day, and at one point I started feeling that I wasn't doing it as something I enjoyed anymore, but rather as something that often felt like a burden. The second thing is that I've been listening less and less to Hip-Hop the last six months, instead craving all that Jazz. This does not mean that I've lost any love for Hip-Hop, its music or its culture, but as that has been pretty much my life since I was a kid it is sometimes refreshing to explore other musical idioms. All in all I have to say that 2015 was probably the least interesting year as far as new Hip-Hop albums goes. Sure there was Kendrick's masterpiece of an album and a bunch of solid LP:s but compared to every previous year since the '80s it has been heavily lacking if you ask me.
So with that being said I want to wish all my readers a happy new year and I hope that you will continue to check in with me here at The Lost Tapes from time to time. There should be at least a couple of updates a week, starting today with a brand new compilation of bangers from Blaq Poet and DJ Premier (all the non-"Blaqprint" stuff) which will be followed by a Public Enemy remix compilation... so stay tuned!