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J. Cole & Bas Are From A Hip-Hop Tribe Where Being Able To RAP Still Matters (Video)

For Hip-Hop Heads, especially Dreamville fans, Friday (August 24) is an exciting day. Longtime label artist Bas will release his third album, Milky Way. The Queens representative who appeared on J. Cole's "New York Times" alongside 50 Cent more than five years ago has steadily built a following of his... Read more

A$AP Ferg Celebrates Giving Back To Harlem With A Soulful Single (Audio)

A$AP Ferg recently released his latest single "Brag." It comes in partnership with Adidas, who is helping the A$AP Mob rapper give back to his native section of Harlem. The partnership will help refurbish a running track near the neighborhood where Ferg grew up. As for "Brag," the Frankie P-produced... Read more

Bas Uses His Near-Death Experiences To Come Back To Life (Video)

Dreamville's Bas is an artist whose visual content is given as much attention as the words he spits in the booth. Seventy-five percent of 2016's Too High to Riot was given visual treatments, with nine out of twelve tracks turned into inventive and arresting mini-films. In the past, the Paris-born MC has... Read more

Bas Is More Proof That J. Cole Has Assembled One Of The Best Rosters In Hip-Hop (Audio)

With 2016's Too High to Riot, Bas released a gem of an album that was as much of a visual triumph as it was sonic. He released music videos for nine of the LP's 12 tracks and produced documentaries following his expansive world tours in support of the album. The Dreamville... Read more

DMX & The LOX To Headline 2017 Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival (Video)

Last night (April 21), the Ruff Ryders reunited on the stages of Brooklyn, New York's Barclays Center. DMX, Eve, Swizz Beatz and others celebrated nearly 20 years of guttural street music from the New York City collective that also spawned the careers of The LOX, Drag-On, Cassidy, and others. While the... Read more

Bas Drops 2 New Videos & Makes ‘Too High To Riot’ A Visual Masterpiece

Just a couple of weeks since his Too High to Riot documentary was released, Bas has shared not one, but two videos for songs off his 2016 album of the same name. Today (February 17), the Dreamville rapper unveils visuals for "Live For" and "Penthouse," marking the seventh and eighth... Read more

Ab-Soul & Bas Are Out Of Sight…All the Way in Paris (Video)

With just over a month left in 2016, TDE's Ab-Soul is rounding out the year on a high note, and one fans have been missing since 2014's These Days...The Carson, California spitter has not yet formally announced a release date for a new album (possibly titled DWTW), but already he's... Read more

Bas Looks To The Clouds & Releases One Of The Year’s Most Creative Videos

With the March release of Too High to Riot, Paris-born Sudanese MC Bas has made great strides in stepping forth as some of the strongest talent in J. Cole's Dreamville camp. Though his sophomore LP, it is arguably his most standout offer to date, with singles "Night Job," "Housewives," "Methylone,"... Read more

Ab-Soul Spells It Out So MCs Understand They Can’t See Him Lyrically (Audio)

Ab-Soul is ramping up in a major way. After a lengthy hiatus, the Carson, California MC appears to be putting the pedal down towards his fourth solo album. In July of this year, Soulo blessed Bas's "Housewives (Remix)" an a la carte breakaway from the Too High To The Riot... Read more

Ab-Soul Reminds All That He’s A Lyrical Sharp-Shooter On A Bas Remix (Audio)

Dreamville artist Bas made one of 2016's strongest Hip-Hop works care of March's Too High To Riot. A Top 50 charting LP, the Interscope Records-distributed project features mentor J. Cole, along with Cozz and The Hics. Individually, several of Fiend Bassy's cuts have eclipsed the million-mark on streaming platforms. Even... Read more

Bas Points To The Stat Sheet. He Believes It’s His & Dreamville’s Time (Video)

Last month, J. Cole's Dreamville artist Bas released his second album in as many years, Too High To Riot. Backed by Interscope, the New Yorker (by way of Paris, France) MC cracked the Top 50 of the charts. "Matches" is the latest single, and serves as a rich gumbo to... Read more

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... Read more

Stalley Gives the Summer Some On One For The $ (Audio)

The summer is halfway gone, but it's still heating up. In just a few days, DJ S.WHiT of SiriusXM and DJ Base of SKEE Music will add fuel to the fire with the release their collaborative mixtape Give The Summer Some and today they leak a teaser track with Stalley... Read more

Bas Heads To Paris From JFK To Charles de Gaulle (Video)

When Bas met future label mate J. Cole, he became the first rapper outside of his friends to compliment him on his abilities and went on to sign him as one of the first artists on Dreamville Records. That was in 2009. Bas went on to release a few successful... Read more

The Week in Hip-Hop Video Featured Scarface, Kendrick Lamar, J. Cole, The Roots & More (Video Playlist)

The past week in Hip-Hop video featured Scarface discussing how he avoided having a massive heart attack, Kendrick Lamar performing California Love, Danny Brown speaking about the disturbing side effects of sipping lean, new music videos from The Roots, Styles P, J. Cole, and much more. Check out the video... Read more

J. Cole and Bas Are Celebrating in Their Latest Video (Video)

Despite the low brow title, Bas & J. Cole's collabo from Bas' Last Winter project is aspirational at its core. Cole's hook of "Free your mind and everything will follow" underscores the song's overall message of not letting life's circumstances hold you down. Despite the fact that Bas' mixtape is... Read more

Bas Represents J. Cole Well on Charles de Gaulle to JFK (Audio)

J. Cole has been making moves behind the scenes lately, having secured a distribution deal with Interscope for his Dreamville Records. Dreamville artist Bas' album will hit stores on 4/29 and, based on his latest release, sounds like it will represent Cole quite well. Check out Charles de Gaulle to... Read more

DJ Khaled – Hell’s Kitchen ft J. Cole & Bas

Although J. Cole doesn't usually swerve into the DJ Khaled music lane, his flow seems right at home on his latest collab with the We The Best CEO. The track is titled "Hell's Kitchen", and also features Bas on the mic. "Hell's Kitchen" is the latest from DJ Khaled's Suffering From... Read more

J. Cole – New York Times ft 50 Cent & Bas

Here's a bonus cut from J. Cole's upcoming Born Sinner album. Check out New York Times featuring 50 Cent & Bas. Related: J. Cole – Born Sinner (Full Album Stream)... Read more