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Abbas Hamad

Birth name
Abbas Hamad

Years active






Hip hop music

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Associated acts
J. Cole, DJ Khaled, Omen, Cozz, Hemdi

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Record labels
Dreamville Records, Interscope Records

Similar People
Cozz, J Cole, 50 Cent, Ab‑Soul, Vic Mensa


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Abbas Hamad, better known by his stage name Bas (born on 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.


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Early life

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Bas was born in Paris in 1987. At the age of 8, his family moved to New York City. He attended St. Francis Preparatory School in Queens, New York.

2011–13: Career beginnings and Mixtapes

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In 2011, Bas released his debut mixtape titled Quarter Water Raised Vol. 1. In 2013, his second mixtape was released entitled, Quarter Water Raised Vol. 2.

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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. 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. Two weeks prior to the release of his debut album Last Winter, Bas released a free EP titled Two Weeks Notice.

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←±≤″—·§===2014–15: Last Winter===

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. Last Winter would debut at 103 on the Billboard 200 with 3,601 copies sold in its first week.

Following its release, Bas went on a 10-city nationwide tour titled after the album. 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–present: Too High to Riot

Bas released his sophomore album, Too High to Riot on March 4, 2016. The album also includes guest appearances from his labelmates Russ 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.

Guest Appearances

  • 2016: "Braille" with (Ab-Soul) on DWTW
  • References

    Bas (rapper) Wikipedia

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