J. Cole & Bas Are Working Late While Other MCs Keep Sleepin’ (Video)
Queens, New York rapper Bas is nearly two full years out from the release of his debut album, 2014’s Last Winter, and he’s keeping the momentum up with Too High to Riot, released on March 4. The Dreamville Records signee – born Abbas Hammad – has naturally established a strong relationship with label-owner J. Cole, and Heads may have first heard him on Cole’s 2013 LP Born Sinner, where he joined 50 Cent on “New York Times” (“really from Queens though!”). However, his day-one fans have been supporting him since 2011’s Quarter Water Raised Vol. 1, and now that he’s put out a second full-length studio effort, it’s time to put in that work to maintain the momentum he previously displayed on 2015’s Dreamville compilation, Revenge of the Dreamers II.
As such, he recently visited Hot97 in New York City to bless the studio with an interview and nasty freestyle and earlier today he unloaded a video featuring his label mate and mentor. “Night Job” incorporates some arresting imagery, including dark hooded figures who remain present throughout, including those decked in gas masks. But the ominous characters all seem to leave Bas be, and as he and J. Cole manage to maintain the flow in a room engulfed in toxic gases, it’s evident the two MCs are able to breathe when others are gasping for air.