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Bas Rapper
Bas
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Bas performing at The Mod Club in Toronto during Too High to Riot Tour in 2016
Background information
Abbas Hamad
Born (1987-05-27) May 27, 1987 (age 31)
Paris, France[1]
Genres Hip hop
Rapper
Instruments Vocals
2010-present
Labels
Website fiends.nyc

Abbas Hamad, better known by his stage name Bas (born May 27, 1987 in Paris, France) is a Sudanese-American rapper from Queens, New York. He is signed to J. Cole's Dreamville Records and Interscope Records. His first studio album Last Winter, was released on April 29, 2014, followed by his second studio album, Too High to Riot that was released on March 4, 2016. His third album, Milky Way, was released on August 24, 2018.

Early life

Bas was born in Paris in 1987, to Sudanese parents. At the age of 8, his family moved to New York City. He attended St. Francis Preparatory School in Queens, New York.

Musical career

2011-13: Career beginnings and Mixtapes

In 2011, Bas released his debut mixtape titled Quarter Water Raised Vol. 1.[2] In 2013, his second mixtape was released entitled, Quarter Water Raised Vol. 2.[3]

In 2013, Bas was featured on J. Cole's "New York Times" along with 50 Cent from Cole's album Born Sinner, and then on DJ Khaled's "Hells Kitchen" from Suffering from Success.[1] He then appeared on the Dreamville compilation mixtape Revenge of the Dreamers. That mixtape was released in celebration of Dreamville's partnership with Interscope Records, resulting in Bas being signed to Interscope.[4] Two weeks prior to the release of his debut album Last Winter, Bas released a free EP titled Two Weeks Notice.[5][6]

2014-15: Last Winter

Bas performing during What Dreams May Come Tour in January 2014.

Last Winter was released on April 29, 2014 by Dreamville Records and Interscope Records. The album was a conceptual project that touches on the cold days in New York City recording the album. The album was supported by the single "My Nigga Just Made Bail" produced by GP808 and featured guest appearances by J. Cole.[7]Last Winter would debut at 103 on the Billboard 200 with 3,601 copies sold in its first week.[8]

Following its release, Bas went on a 10-city nationwide tour titled after the album.[1] Bas followed his own "Last Winter" tour by going on a 24-city nationwide and international tour with TDE rapper Ab-Soul. In 2015, Bas supported J. Cole on '2014 Forest Hills Drive Tour' alongside Omen, Cozz, Jeremih, YG, and Big Sean.

2016-17: Too High to Riot

Bas released his second album, Too High to Riot on March 4, 2016. The album also includes guest appearances from his labelmates J. Cole and Cozz, as well as the Hics. The album would debut at 49 on the Billboard 200 chart, selling 10,965 copies in its first week.[9] He also later released a music video for each song on the album. Bas went on tour titled after the album in June 2016 with Cozz and EarthGang. It included 26 cities in North America and 10 cities in Europe. On January 29, 2017, the documentary highlighting the tour was released on Tidal.[10]

2018-present: Milky Way

On April 10, 2018, Bas released the one-off single "Pinball II", featuring Correy C.[11] The first single for his third album "Boca Raton" was released on June 19, and featured ASAP Ferg.[12] On August 22, he released the second single "Tribe" featuring J. Cole.[13] Bas released his third album, Milky Way on August 24, 2018.[14] The album debuted at number 35 on the Billboard 200, selling 13,150 album-equivalent units in the first week. Bas announced a 43-city tour to support the album, which begins in November 2018 and concludes in February 2019.[15]

Discography

Studio albums

List of albums, with selected chart positions
Title Album details Peak chart positions Sales
US
[16]
US
R&B/HH

[17]
US
Rap

[18]
Last Winter
  • Released: April 29, 2014
  • Label: Dreamville, Interscope
  • Format: CD, digital download
103 18 13
Too High to Riot
  • Released: March 4, 2016
  • Label: Dreamville, Interscope
  • Format: CD, digital download
49 7 6
Milky Way
  • Released: August 24, 2018
  • Label: Dreamville, Interscope
  • Format: CD, digital download
35 19 17

Compilation albums

List of albums, with selected chart positions
Title Album details Peak chart positions
US
US
R&B/HH

US
Rap

Revenge of the Dreamers II
(with Dreamville Records)
  • Released: December 8, 2015
  • Label: Dreamville, Interscope
  • Format: CD, digital download
29 4 3

Mixtapes

Title Mixtape details
Quarter Water Raised Me Vol. 1
  • Released: June 7, 2011
  • Format: Digital download
Quarter Water Raised Me Vol. 2
  • Released: May 26, 2013
  • Format: Digital download
Revenge of the Dreamers
(with Dreamville Records)[20]
Two Weeks Notice
  • Released: April 15, 2014
  • Format: Digital download

Singles

As a featured artist

List of singles as a featured artists, with other performing artists, showing year released and album name
Title Year Other artist(s) Album
"Braille" 2016 Ab-Soul DWTW

References

  1. ^ a b c Edwin Ortiz. "Interview: Bas Talks About His New Album "Last Winter" and Working With J. Cole and 50 Cent". Complex.
  2. ^ "Bas - Quarter Water Raised Me Vol. I". DatPiff.
  3. ^ "Bas - Quarter Water Raised Me Vol. II". DatPiff.
  4. ^ Kramer, Kyle. "J. Cole Releases A New Mixtape "Revenge of the Dreamers" and Announces Partnership Between His Dreamville Imprint and Interscope". Complex Music.
  5. ^ "Bas Releases New Mixtape âTwo Weeks Noticeâ". XXL.
  6. ^ Zach Frydenlund. "Download Bas' "Two Weeks Notice" EP". Complex.
  7. ^ "Bas "Charles de Gaulle To JFK" - XXL". XXL Mag.
  8. ^ http://hiphopdx.com, HipHopDX -. "Hip Hop Album Sales: Week Ending 05/04/2014".
  9. ^ "Listen to Bas' Newest Release, "Methylone," Off His Forthcoming 'Too High to Riot' - The Source". 5 February 2016.
  10. ^ Dreamville (February 4, 2017). "Too High To Riot (Documentary)". YouTube. Retrieved 2017.
  11. ^ "Bas Joins Forces With Correy C on New Song "Pinball II'". Complex.
  12. ^ "Stream Bas' Summer-Ready Single "Boca Raton" f/ ASAP Ferg". Complex.
  13. ^ "Bas & J. Cole Travel Through Miami's Lil Haiti for New 'Tribe' Video: Watch".
  14. ^ http://hiphopdx.com, HipHopDX -. "Bas Announces "Milky Way" Album & Drops Video With A$AP Ferg".
  15. ^ https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/bas-announces-milky-way-tour-news.60659.html
  16. ^ "Bas Chart History: Billboard 200". Billboard. Retrieved 2018.
  17. ^ "Bas Chart History: R&B/Hip-Hop Albums". Billboard. Retrieved 2018.
  18. ^ "Bas Chart History: Rap Albums". Billboard. Retrieved 2018.
  19. ^ "Upcoming Releases". Hits Daily Double. HITS Digital Ventures. Archived from the original on February 29, 2016.
  20. ^ Kyle Kramer. "J. Cole Releases A New Mixtape "Revenge of the Dreamers" and Announces Partnership Between His Dreamville Imprint and Interscope". Complex.

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