Bas aka Abbas Hamad is a Sudanese-American rapper and signed to J. Cole’s Dreamville Records via Interscope Records. Bas was born to Sudanese parents in Paris in 1987. His family relocated to New York City when he was eight years old. In Queens, New York, he attended St. Francis Preparatory School.
Bas released his first mixtape, Quarter Water Raised Vol. 1, in 2011. Bas was featured on J. Cole’s “New York Times” from Cole’s album Born Sinner in 2013, together with 50 Cent, and later on DJ Khaled’s “Hells Kitchen” from Suffering from Success in 2014. Quarter Water Raised Vol. 2 was his second mixtape, released in 2013.
He then appears on Revenge of the Dreamers, a Dreamville compilation mixtape. Dreamville Records/Interscope Records was released Last Winter on April 29, 2014. The album was a conceptual endeavor inspired by the frigid days spent recording the album in New York City. Last Winter debuted at number 103 on the Billboard 200 chart, selling 3,601 copies in its first week.
Bas went on a 24-city statewide and international tour with TDE rapper Ab-Soul after his own “Last Winter” tour. On March 4, 2016, Bas released his second album, Too High to Riot. His labelmates J. Cole and Cozz and the Hics make cameo appearances on the album. The album entered the Billboard 200 list at number 49, selling 10,965 copies in its first week. A music video later accompanied each song on the album.
Bas released the one-off single “Pinball II” with Correy C on April 10, 2018. On June 19, he released the first song off his third album, “Boca Raton,” which featured ASAP Ferg. His second single, “Tribe,” featuring J. Cole, was released on August 22. On August 24, 2018, Bas released his third album, Milky Way. Bas said in late 2018 that he was working on an album with frequent collaborators, The Hics, which is expected to be released in late 2021 or early 2022.
The Estimated Net Worth of Bas, aka Abbas Hamad, is between $2 Million to $3 Million USD.
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