Bas broke onto the scene in 2014 with Last Winter, his proper debut album on J. Cole‘s Dreamville/Interscope imprint, but he’d been slow bubbling for quite a while with impressive mixtapes and guest verses on projects from Cole and DJ Khaled. After touring the country with Ab-Soul and the world with Dreamville, Bas is ready to share what he’s been working on over the last couple years, a new album called Too High to Riot.
In keeping with the LP’s theme, the Queens native has liberated “Methylone” today, featuring production from in-house beatsmith Ron Gilmore. Bas laments on recent personal battles, including a chilling line about visiting his deceased cousin, and realizes that the solace he finds in certain substances isn’t necessarily the antidote he’s been looking for. Last night, he also announced the release date for the album–March 4–which means we’ll be getting more cuts like this and “Night Job” in a month’s time.
Too High To Riot. March 4th. Can’t wait to share this album with you. 1 Love pic.twitter.com/oiCB6HMUXh
— Bas (@FiendBassy) February 5, 2016