The youngest of five children of Sudanese parents, Bas was born in Paris and came of age in Queens, NY. His musical tastes shaped by a mixture of gritty New York City raps and his brother, DJ MOMA's euro soul and garage sound; Bas started rapping in 2010 with a unique style and hasn't looked back since. After gaining acclaim with his Quarter Water Raised Me series, and a feature on J. Cole's platinum album Born Sinner, Bas became the first artist signed to Cole's Dreamville imprint with Interscope in 2014. His debut project, Last Winter, arrived in April to much fanfare. Bas continued his ascent in music by headlining his own "Last Winter" tour in June, and supporting both Ab-Soul on the "These Days" tour and J. Cole on the "Forest Hills Drive" tour. After tirelessly honing his craft both in the studio and on the road, Bas released his major label debut album, "Too High to Riot" in March.