Though he’s only been rapping for a few years, Bas has quickly come into his own, with flows that find a fit on any style of beat, and subjects varied and personal.
That continued growth is evident on Too High To Riot, the Dreamville Records signee’s new album, out today. The album follows up his 2014 release Last Winter, and fills in the gaps of his experiences over that span. That can range from “Methylone,” filled with tales of drug experimentation that also serves as a metaphor for the idea that people will “sell you anything,” to “Live For,” about the death of his aunt and his difficulty forgiving himself for being on the road when she took her last breath.
He’s also joined by labelmates J. Cole and Cozz on “Nigh Job” and “Dopamine,” respectively.
challenged myself to grow on this album, so these words from you mean a lot. thank you for growing with me.
— Bas (@FiendBassy) March 4, 2016
“I made this album from a personal and much more vulnerable place,” he wrote on Instagram. “I made it for me, I needed to get those thoughts out of my head. I’m overwhelmed by the response and how much it has resonated with you. Thank you so much. 1 Love.”