Bas' "Last Winter" Available Digitally on April 29
Fri, 25 Apr 2014 12:30:42
Winter may be over, but Bas is bringing it back this spring.
Bas, the first artist signed to Dreamville, J. Cole's label, will drop Last Winter, his first collection of recordings for the imprint that Cole and business partner Ibrahim Hamad launched under Interscope.
Last Winter will be available digitally beginning April 29. The project will also physically be available, exclusively at Best Buy.
Bas (aka Abbas Hamad) co-wrote each of the 12 new songs as well as the previously released bonus track "Lit," which also features Cole and KQuick. Recorded in Brooklyn, selections on Last Winter were produced by Ron Gilmore, Ogee Handz, Cedric Brown, Jay Kurzweil, and GP808 & Hottrak.
Bas calls Last Winter a conceptual project about hoping to break away from tough times.
"Ced Brown and I would be recording in my basement and it's cold and we're broke. When we would make a hot record, we would look at each other and say 'Last winter,' like 'This is our last winter. We are not going to be living like this anymore. We're going to elevate our situation.' It became a self-fulfilling prophecy."
Born in Paris to Sudanese parents, Bas moved to Queens, New York at the age of eight and has been making music since 2010 under the watch of mentor and close friend Cole.
Last Winter Track Listing:
New World Order (N.W.O.)
Mook in New Mexico
Fiji Water in My Iron feat. KQuick
My N**** Just Made Bail feat J. Cole
Charles De Gaulle to JFK
Vacation feat. Irvin Washington
Building Blocks (Interlude)
Donk of the Day
N**** on the Dos Equis, The Most Interesting Man In The World
Your World feat. Mack Wilds
Lit feat. J. Cole and KQuick (Bonus)
Will you celebrate the Last Winter with Bas?