Bas has revealed the release date and track list for his fourth solo album which he has been teasing for the last few months.
On Tuesday (December 5), the Dreamville MC unveiled the 17 songs set to appear on We Only Talk About Real Shit When We’re Fucked Up. Scheduled to drop on December 15, the project features guest contributions from J. Cole, A$AP Ferg , FKJ, Amaarae, AJ Tracey, Sha Sha, Blxckie and Adekunle Gold.
It is worth nothing that five songs from the project have already been released as singles over the past year: “Diamonds,” “Passport Bros,” “Ho Chi Minh,” “Khartoum” and “179 Deli.”
Check out track list for the forthcoming LP below:
In addition to the two songs on Bas’ upcoming release, he and J. Cole have collaborated dozens of time on records including 2013’s “New York Times,” 2018’s “Tribe” and 2021’s “l e t . g o . m y . h a n d.”
In a 2021 interview with HipHopDX, the Sudanese-American MC discussed how the “No Role Modelz” hitmaker has been a source of influence throughout his career.
“Cole makes me want to work harder,” he said at the time. “That’s for sure. You know? Just how dedicated he still remains to his craft, as someone who’s achieved what most of us want and aspire to. You know, levels we all aspire to get to. He’s reached it in this field.
“I got to work with him on the Off-Season and just seeing his work ethic and his commitment to working on his craft every day. I’m like, ‘Man, it’ll definitely make you feel like you’ve been slacking.’”
During the same chat, Bas also discussed how music became a saving grace in his life at one point in time.
“I was getting in trouble a bit,” he explained. “I was in this phase of life, where I had dropped out of school, and I was just doing all the wrong things. So my [younger] brother DJ Moma gave me his MacBook. He was DJ-ing all over New York, and he was like, ‘Just start opening up my gigs for me.’ He’s always been playing me records, since I was a kid.”
The 36-year-old continued: “So I started DJ-ing around New York for a year and then with that same laptop … one of my homie’s convinced me at an afterparty to just put on GarageBand, and we did a track. It might’ve been 11 of us on the song. The song was 15 minutes long. We wouldn’t even stop to edit it; it was just a continuous recording. You hear dudes cracking and rolling up weed on the record. We were just having some fun with it.
“We were like, ‘Man, this is kind of tight.’ I think it just hit me. Up until that point, I had never had any creative outlet or creative form of expression. I think I didn’t realize how addictive it is to have something like that in your life and how important it is to have that in your life. It gave me discipline. For the first time in life, I had something that I really, really wanted to learn and get better at.”
Bas concluded: “It just disciplined me to get up, and work on my craft every day. You know what I mean? Go to the studio. Right? Music definitely gave me that at a time when I really needed it.”