The Baller Alert Show podcast is back at it again with a brand new episode! On episode 151, Dreamville recording artist Bas joins the crew to talk about working with J. Cole, new music, the Dipset and Lox Verzuz battle and more.
The show kicks off with In Case You Missed, where Su catches us up on the latest happenings like T.I.’s Amsterdam arrest and Coco Austin’s reasoning for breastfeeding her 5-year-old daughter.
The show continues with Bas. He kicks off the interview by giving us the meaning of his unique name.
“Bas is my birth name. It means lion in Arabic. My family is from Sudan and Arabic is the primary language.”
On signing with Dreamville
Bas says he took to rap “purely accidental.” Friends convinced him to rap on a random drunken night, which then sparked a bug in him and he’d work on his craft every day, often sending records to his brother. His brother attended college with J. Cole and later became the rapper’s manager and Dreamville co-founder.
Bas said Cole called him one day about his craft and invited him on the road with him. Soon after Cole started Dreamville, he signed Bas as his first artist.
On What He’s Learned From Being Around J. Cole
“[There’s] so many talented musicians and producers apart of our camp that really helped speed up my learning curve, in a sense. Just ’cause I was able to be around, be a sponge, and sit in these sessions. Even the first tours Cole brought me on, I wasn’t performing. I was just riding the bus and working on music and watching him perform every night.”
On Being ‘Slept On’
“I’m aware of that, and in ways, I want to break out of that. I want to put my stamp on it. I want to make these big records that you need to reach a certain audience and reach a certain acclaim and notoriety. I try to be intentional about all of these things.”
On His Style of Music
“It’s good to have diversity. If you can’t put me in a box then I’m doing something right.”
Hey Rari, I am a middle-aged Caucasian woman, but I am addicted to black men. I am in a relationship with a caucasian man, but I can’t stop fantasizing about African American men. I am heavily considering leaving my man to experience making love to an African American man. What are some things I can do to get over this or get through this?
Check out Su and Rari’s response and the full episode below: