Bas (rapper)
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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 an 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.

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 first single "Pinball II", featuring Correy C, for his third studio album.[11] The second single "Boca Raton" was released on June 19, and featured ASAP Ferg.[12] On August 8, Bas announced the title for his third album, Milky Way, and the scheduled release date for August 24, 2018.[13]

Discography

Studio albums

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

US
Rap

Last Winter
  • Released: April 29, 2014
  • Label: Dreamville Records, Interscope Records
  • Format: CD, digital download
103 18 13
Too High to Riot
  • Released: March 4, 2016
  • Label: Dreamville Records, Interscope Records
  • Format: CD, digital download
49 7 6
"--" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

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 Records, Interscope Records
  • Format: CD, digital download
29 4 3
"--" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

Guest Appearances

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)[15]
Two Weeks Notice
  • Released: April 15, 2014
  • Format: Digital Download

References


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