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.


Fiends in Tokyo

In 2016 Bas and The Super Mookin Fiends went to Japan to create visuals for his songs “Penthouse” and “Live For”.

Director: Nelson Navarrete for The Super Mookin Fiends
Executive Producer: Scott Lazer for Dreamville
Director of Photography: Nelson Navarrete for The Super Mookin Fiends
Editor: Gabby Obremski

Too High To Riot. Available Now.

A Conversation With Bas

A conversation with Bas on his generation taking a stand, Donald Trump’s travel ban & putting in his 10,000 hours.

Full Interview

Bas - Live For

Directed by: Ryan Doubiago for The Super Mookin Fiends

BAS - Penthouse

Catch Bas wandering through Tokyo in this dreamy visual for ‘Penthouse’ off of ‘Too High to Riot’


Too High To Riot (Documentary)

Director Scott Lazer gives you an exclusive behind the scenes look into Bas’ Too High To Riot tour. We travel with the team: Cozz, The Hics, Ron Gilmore, Earthgang and more.


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.


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 @

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.


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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!


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


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


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:


 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!


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.