Watch Bas’ soulful performance at NPR’s ‘Tiny Desk’

A medley of tracks from ‘Milky Way.’

Back in January, Bas stopped by NPR’s Tiny Desk to perform a medley from his 2018 album, Milky Way. The rapper’s 14-minute set has finally been released.

The Dreamville musician opened with “Barack Obama Special,” where he rebuked his racist former-neighbors. “My new neighbor’s mad cool, so shout out to Peggy,” Bas clarified after the track. “I don’t want you to think I’m dissing you, Peggy. It was my old neighbors. Peggy be picking up my mail when I’m on tour.”

The rapper then dived into groovy renditions of “Purge” and “Designer,” with backing vocals by R&B singer Mereba and producer Ron Gilmore. He finished his set with Milky Way standout, “Tribe,” which features Dreamville head honcho J Cole on the studio version.


Bas previously contributed a verse to “Down Bad” with JID, J Cole, Earthgang and Young Nudy, a cut from his label’s Revenge of the Dreamers III project.

Check out Bas’ Tiny Desk performance below:


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