Bas reveals one key piece of advice he got from Kendrick Lamar during the "Milky Way" sessions.
Bas has earned his position as one of the most talented emcees on J. Cole's roster, a fact made wholly evident by his effortless flows on Revenge Of The Dreamers 3. But before he was snapping on "Down Bad," Bas was putting in work on his highly underrated Milky Way album, a project that featured singles like "Boca Raton," "Tribe," and the bar-heavy "Purge." Today, Bas took a moment to reflect on the final stages of the album, which included a productive listening session with none other than J. Cole and Kendrick Lamar.
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"That time Cole and Kendrick pulled up to my crib to hear Milky Way when I was still working on it," writes Bas, alongside a throwback picture from his personal archives. "At the time me and Cole were at peace with leaving Purge off the album and leaning more into the melodic records. Dot said we were buggin so I put it back on the album. When the [goats] talk you gotta listen!"
Given that "Purge" has become somewhat of a fan favorite, clocking in an impressive six million views on YouTube, it's clear that Kendrick made the right call. One has to wonder if Bas was able to convince his label boss to commit to that anticipated Kendrick Lamar collaboration album, or if it even came up at all. Either way, it's cool to see Cole and Kendrick holding it down for Bas -- check out the picture and anecdote below.