The son of Sudanese parents, Bas was raised in Paris until the age of eight, when his family moved to Jamaica, Queens. He didn’t start rapping until 2010, and that was on a lark, after he was coerced by a friend.

Touring with Cole fostered the fledgling rapper’s development as a performer, while mixtape releases such as Quarter Water Raised Me and Quarter Water Raised Me II elevated his profile.

Cole signed Bas to Dreamville releasing Last Winter, jokingly referred to as “An album from a n*gga who ain’t got alotta fans yet”. It was released as a digital download and a CD in April 2014.

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Ab-Soul Feat. Bas - Braille

Ab released the music video for “Braille” with Dreamville’s own Bas. The two shot the visuals in Paris, with direction from PANAMÆRA.

TDE x Dreamville

Bas - Clouds Never Get Old

Bas daydreams in his latest video for “Clouds Never Get Old”. Floating through his thoughts Bas takes us on a sunny stroll in the park. Too High To Riot.

Ab-Soul - Braille feat. Bas

Ab-Soul links up with none other than Dreamville rapper Bas on the new song “Braille.”

Bas - Dopamine ft. Cozz

Bas returns with a set of visuals for his track “Dopamine” featuring Cozz.

#TooHighToRiot


Fiends in Europe

“My first headlining tour in Europe! Im bringing the #toohightoriot tour to some of my favorite cities in the world” – Bas

Performances also include: The Hics, Cozz, Earthgang, Ron Gilmore

Tickets on sale Friday @ fiends.nyc/live

Dreamville @ Lollapalooza

Dreamville tookover the iconic Lollapalooza in Chicago last weekend. Performances included Bas, Cozz, Omen and Cole.

Catch some photos and videos from the festival below.

#Dreamville

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Bas - Housewives (Remix) feat. Ab-Soul

Fiend Bassy teams up with Ab-Soul for the remix to his hit single “Housewives,” off his latest project Too High To Riot. Word to Soulo!

The FADER x BAS

Bas opens up about his upbringing and reflects on his life as an artist in a heartfelt conversation with Fader.

Full Interview

“Probably my favorite interview I’ve done.” – Bas

 

Bas - Ricochet

As he kicks off his nationwide tour in support of his album “Too High To Riot”, Bas drops off his latest visual, with “Ricochet” featuring The Hics. Directed by Scott Lazer, the video takes Bas and the soulful British duo from the Palos Verdes cliffs overlooking the Pacific Ocean to the palm tree lined roads of Venice Beach, CA.

Bas - Matches

Check out the new video for Bas’ “Matches” (feat. The Hics – prod. by Ron Gilmore). Directed by Doubiago Bishara and Nelson G. Navarrete for The Super Mookin Fiends, “Matches” is a plaintive meditation on living life on the bleeding edge of stardom, exploring what it means for an artists to be next to blow.

Too High To Riot Tour

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Bas announces today that he will hit the road for a summer North American headlining tour that kicks off on June 3rd in Miami, FL. Joining Bas on tour will be label mate and South Central rapper Cozz, Atlanta rap duo Earthgang, London duo The Hics (who are featured on THTR) and also Ron Gilmore; the producer/musician/J. Cole collaborator responsible for much of THTR production. TICKETS ON SALE NOW

#TOOHIGHTORIOT

Pemberton + Outside Lands

J. Cole will be headlining the largest music festivals in the wild west this summer. Bas will be joining in BC for the Pemberton Music Festival.

Details & Tix:

Pemberton

 Outside Lands

Dreamville x Lollapalooza

Dreamville is set to perform at the 25th annual Lollapalooza festival in Chicago this summer!

Details + Tix @ Lollapalooza

Angie Martinez interviews BAS

Bas spoke to Angie Martinez on the release day of Too High To Riot, on everything from his new project to being an artist at Dreamville.

Bas x Billboard

Bas talks ‘Peeling Back Layers’ on sophomore set ‘Too High to Riot,’ protesting in Ferguson w/ J. Cole & more!

BILLBOARD

Dreamville x SXSW

Dreamville is taking over the SXSW Bungalow on March 19. Performances include Bas, Cozz, Omen, Lute, Ron Gilmore and more!

Entry is free with a SXSW Badge or $10 at the door.

Bas - Night Job feat. J. Cole

Fresh off the release of his second album Too High to Riot, Bas gets on his “Night Job” in his latest video featuring J. Cole. Directed by Andrew Nissonian, the clip is set in a dark one and gritty location while the Dreamville signee rhymes about women, his lifestyle and the lessons he’s learned.

Revolt talks with Oakshades

 

REVOLT sat down with Dreamville executive and Bas’ business partner, Derick Okolie, to discuss all things Dreamville and beyond.

Interview @ Revolt

Complex interviews BAS

BAS spoke to Complex about everything from Donald Trump to his newly released album, Too High To Riot

Full Interview @ Complex

Too High To Riot

Bas major label debut features his new single, “Methylone,” and “Night Job” featuring J. Cole. The sonic foundation of the album is produced by Ron Gilmore, Ogee Handz + DikC, Cedric Brown, Cam O’bi, Soundwavve, Subdaio, and The Hics. Recorded in London, LA and New York, Too High To Riot features J. Cole, Cozz and The Hics.

 

FIENDSHOP

FIENDS are back in NYC this weekend with a special FiendShop pop-up to celebrate the release of Bas’s upcoming album Too High To Riot and their new merch collection.

Check fiends.nyc for more info!