Dreamville’s Bas Releases New Drill Track Featuring Uk Rapper Aj Tracey: 179 Deli
Dreamville rapper and global star, Bas releases a brand new track “179 Deli” featuring West London rapper AJ Tracey.
The drill-inspired production firmly nods to Bas’ New York upbringing and alongside AJ Tracey, the pair go bar for bar touching on loyalty, brotherhood, and more. The song is off Bas’ upcoming album We Only Talk About Real Shit When We’re Fucked Up (out this December) and follows the release of previous tracks “Khartoum,” “Ho Chi Minh” and “Passport Bros” featuring J. Cole.
On the album, Bas furthers his position as one of hip hop’s globally minded stars — whether in the themes of the songs, or its eclectic mix of special guests (coming from all parts of the world) and going as far as curating a stage at the recent Rocking The Daisies in South Africa which took place earlier this month. The album is set to arrive next month on Dreamville/Interscope Records.
Balancing his bravado with relatable humility, Dreamville’s Bas is a global artist, performer, curator, and storyteller. He’s received multiple GRAMMY® nominations and RIAA certified records as well as launching an award-winning podcast (The Messenger, 2021) and curating a festival in South Africa. Of Sudanese origin, Bas (Abbas Hamad) was born in Paris and raised in Queens, New York.
His narrative, delving into the African diaspora, encapsulates a quintessential NYC come-up story, highlighting the importance of authentic consistency. His critically acclaimed album, Milky Way (2018), which features Platinum-certified “Tribe” featuring J. Cole entered Billboard’s Top Rap Albums of the Year. It prominently placed Bas in the conversation as one of hip-hop’s rising stars. The following year he appeared on the historical #1 Billboard Dreamville album, Revenge of The Dreamers III where Bas received multiple GRAMMY nominations.
In 2021, Bas launched a Spotify Studios podcast titled “The Messenger” chronicling Afropop superstar Bobi Wine’s metamorphosis into a global icon leading a political movement in Uganda. Last year saw Bas join J. Cole on his sold-out national tour, all while scaling the charts on the collaborative track “The Jackie” and being appointed as a star curator for Rocking The Daisies, a premier South African music festival. Kicking off 2023, Bas unveiled single “Diamonds” accompanied by a deeply reflective visual and then the J. Cole-assisted track “Passport Bros” — both off his newly announced album, We Only Talk About Real Shit When We’re Fucked Up out this year