The son of Sudanese parents, Bas was raised in Paris until the age of eight, when his family moved to New York. He first started rapping in 2010 as a bit of a joke after being coerced by a friend and has since established himself as an up-and-coming force to be reckoned with in Hip Hop.
Almost a year after his acclaimed five-track Milky Way project, comes the Dreamville spitter’s latest project Spilt Milk 1, a diverse 11-minute handful of tunes that highlight just how much the Queens rapper has evolved in 12 months.
New York-based rapper Bas releases his shortest and most diverse project yet with the four-track collaborative EP Spilt Milk 1.
Bas released his third studio album Milky Way in 2018 via Dreamville Record, one which was met with critical acclaim, praised for its production, vibes and deemed a “unique sonic experience.” The New York-based rapper also achieved his first RIAA Gold Certified single with the hit track Tribe.
More recently, Bas contributed to J.Cole‘s latest project Revenge of the Dreamers III, where he featured on four tracks Down Bad, Don’t Hit Me Right Now, Self Love, and Costa Rica. Now, just two months after its release, Bas has released Spilled Milk 1, his shortest collection, but perhaps his most diverse, and it packs a true punch.
The diversity of Spilled Milk 1 is in part thanks to the production and in large the artist collaborations. The opening track Jollof Rice, sees Bas collaborate with EARTHGANG to deliver a lighthearted, catchy slow burner, with a memorable melody and the cheeky hook “fuck me cook me jollof rice.” Fried Rice sees Bas and J.I.D joining forces over a bass-heavy beat, their combined style is energetic, rapid-fire that exceeds your expectations and makes this track extremely re-listenable.
The EP goes on a tropical holiday starting with Nirvana, it’s a warm and vibrant fusion of Bas’ flowing cadence, B. Lewis‘ sweet, sultry serenade and the shimmery production of Falcons that fuses RnB and electronic dance music. Staying in the tropics but taking more of a dancehall approach, Amnesia sees Kiddominant bring his signature Jamaican flavour to the EP. Layered with Ari Lennox‘s gorgeous vocals, this track is equal parts catchy, soulful and danceable.
Bas also recently shared that these four Spilled Milk 1 tracks may just be the first installment of a larger rollout. “I’m doing something episodic that I want to keep going in the future,” he said. “When it comes to working on and releasing albums, I want to ensure there’s some growth, that there are some changes stylistically, and generally that’s taken me like two years a pop. But I’m always making music that doesn’t see the light of day, and I want to break that mould. I’m creating a little platform for that and I’m going to use some of these songs.”
Bas will be heading down under for his first-ever headlining shows on Australian shores in Syndey and Melbourne, it’s sure to be absolutely huge so make sure you get your hands on some tickets while you can, you can find his tour dates below.
Friday 18th October – Manning Bar – tickets available here.
Saturday 19th October – Red Bull Music Festival – tickets available here.