Abbas Hamad, better known by his stage name Bas, is a Sudanese-American rapper born in Paris, though he was raised in Queens, New York. He signed to J. Cole’s Dreamville Records and Interscope Records after the release of his second project Quarter Water Raised Me, Vol. II. His first studio album, Last Winter, was released on April 29th, 2014, only two weeks after the release of his Two Weeks Notice mixtape. Nearly two years later Bas was included in Dreamville’s collective project, Revenge of the Dreamers II. Shortly before the release of the collective project, Bas announced the release of his sophomore album, Too High To Riot, which released March 4th, 2016. His third album, Milky Way, was released on August 24, 2018.