Hip-hop has embraced, Abbas ‘Bas’ Hamad. Born of Sudanese parents, on 27 May 1985 and brother to five siblings; Bas was raised in Paris until the age of eight, when his family relocated to Jamaica, Queens.
His rise to stardom began in 2010 after a friend coerced him to pursue a rapping career. Bas’s first premier song was to an instrumental over Kanye West “Breath In, Breath Out.” In 2014, Bas had two mixtapes, “Quarter Water Raised Me” and “Quarter Water Raised Me II.z
As fate would have it, Bas devoted his life to his music career, and in pursuit of that career, was featured on “Born Sinner” and learned how to perform with J. Cole on his “Dollar & A Dream Tour”. J. Cole signed Bas as his first artist on Dreamville Records (an Interscope affiliate label).
He released his sophomore album “Tow High To Riot”, on 04 March 2016, which catapulted his career. Bas’s album sold 8,065 copies in the first week, and of debuted, at #49 on the Billboard 200 chart. A few songs featured on the album are Methylone, Dopamine, Matches, Live For, Clouds Never Get Old, Miles and Miles and Housewives.
Reported on Billboard.com, “I don’t feel like I’m owed anything or I’m somewhere I’m not supposed to be,” said Bas. “Obviously, Cole has given me an incredible platform. It’s just so crucial for any artist trying to make it.” He notes that every life lesson he’s packed the past two years has seeped into the music. “At the end of the day, it’s just all inspiration — the more you can get, obviously, the easier my job is.”