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What’s In The Tapedeck: April Edition

What’s In The Tapedeck: April Edition

Obviously we love sharing what we’re listening to with you guys, so our What’s In The Tapedeck column on the sidebar is something we try to update regularly for ya. Realizing that it often goes overlooked (yeah, you gotta scroll a bit to get there), we’ve decided to start incorporating a post each time we...
Bas - Night Job ft. J. Cole (Video)

Bas – Night Job ft. J. Cole (Video)

Right after releasing his second LP Too High to Riot, Dreamville’s own Bas teams up with J. Cole and releases the visual for “Night Job.” This song was first featured on Dreamville’s Revenge of the Dreamers II. If you’re not too familiar with Bas, check out our interview with him from last year, when he...
Dreamville - Revenge of the Dreamers II (Album)

Dreamville – Revenge of the Dreamers II (Album)

Last night, the good folks over at Dreamville Records surprised fans by dropping their second collective album, Revenge of the Dreamers II. The project features 9 tracks, with verses from J. Cole, Bas, Cozz, and Omen. The project also has guest features from Correy B and Donnie Trumpet, as well as introducing two new Dreamville artists, Ari Lennox and Lute. Check out the project via Apple Music and be sure...
Interview: Bas

Interview: Bas

It’s been a huge year for Dreamville Record’s own Bas. After releasing his debut LP Last Winter and being a part of Dreamville’s Revenge of the Dreamers mixtape, he went on tour for quite some time, spreading his music to the masses alongside J. Cole for the fifth anniversary of The Warm Up. Bas is currently on tour with Ab-Soul and made a...
Photos: Ab-Soul's These Days Tour in Urbana 9/25

Photos: Ab-Soul’s These Days Tour in Urbana 9/25

Last Thursday, Urbana locals and UIUC students were treated to the biggest hip-hop show so far this semester. As part of his These Days Tour, TDE representative Ab-Soul made his way down to central Illinois with Dreamville’s Bas and Atlanta rap duo EarthGang. As with any exciting tour that hits the area, UPC was in the building to witness and...
Contest: Win Tickets to Ab-Soul in Urbana, IL on 9/25

Contest: Win Tickets to Ab-Soul in Urbana, IL on 9/25

Ab-Soul‘s These Days Tour will touch down in Urbana, IL on Thursday, September 25th for a show at The Canopy Club. The Black Lip Pastor’s 2012 mixtape Control System was critically acclaimed, and his debut album These Days…, which dropped in June, received positive reactions from critics and fans alike. This 18+ event starts at 9 pm (8 pm doors) and will...
Bas - My Nigga Just Made Bail ft. J. Cole (Video)

Bas – My Nigga Just Made Bail ft. J. Cole (Video)

Bas and J. Cole drop the visual for “My Nigga Just Made Bail,” a smooth cut from Bas’ latest project Last Winter which features an especially dope verse from Fayettenam’s Finest. Peep the Ramble West-directed video above and let us know what you think.
J. Cole - The Revenge of The Dreamers (Mixtape)

J. Cole – The Revenge of The Dreamers (Mixtape)

During his stop at Madison Square Garden on his What Dreams May Come Tour, J. Cole announced to the crowd that his label Dreamville Records, has inked a deal with Interscope Records. Along with the huge announcement, Cole released a mixtape tonight called The Revenge Of The Dreamers with contributions from his Dreamville comrades Omen, Bas, and KQuick.Listen and...
Bas - Quarter Water Raised Me Vol. II (Mixtape)

Bas – Quarter Water Raised Me Vol. II (Mixtape)

Bas is a Queens NYC native signed to Dreamville with J. Cole and Omen. Like many of you, I did not know that Bas existed in the music industry until he stunned listeners with his verse on Cole’s Truly Yours Vol. 2 track “Cousins.” Diving deeper into his discography, Bas shines as yet another strong New York...