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Abbas Hamad (born May 27, 1987), mononymously known as Bas, is an American rapper. He is signed to J. Cole’s Dreamville Records via Interscope Records. His first studio album Last Winter, was released on April 29, 2014, followed by his second studio album, Too High to Riot, which was released on March 4, 2016. Bas’ third album, Milky Way, was released on August 24, 2018.

Last WinterA Paris-born, Queens-based rapper, Bas is known for his thoughtful and versatile wordplay. Although he started rapping as a lark, within a decade he became a central member of the Dreamville roster with Top 20 R&B/hip-hop charting albums like 2014’s Last Winter, 2016’s Too High to Riot, and 2018’s Milky Way, the latter of which also reached number 35 on the Billboard 200. Spilled Milk, Vol. 1 (the first of a series of EPs) arrived in 2019, the same year he earned a Grammy nomination for Best Rap Performance for his contribution to the song “Down Bad” featuring J. Cole, JID, EarthGang, and Young Nudy. In 2021, he released “The Jackie,” also featuring J. Cole along with Lil Tjay, and in 2022 he issued the EP [BUMP] Pick Me Up.