2022 future maker


Iconic and Influential

With a unique blend of bravado and humility, Bas continues to solidify himself as one of the most respected rap artists in the world. A Sudanese-American who was born in Paris and raised in Queens, he explores the effects of the African diaspora in his music.

The Dreamer’s Journey

His most recent album, “Milky Way,” was #17 on Billboard ’s Top Rap Albums of 2018, with the lead single “Tribe” going platinum. Bas has also become a world-class performer with sold-out tours around the world, plus two Grammy nominations, including Best Rap Album for “Revenge of the Dreamers III” and Best Rap Performance for the stand-out single, “Down Bad.”

Future Greatness

In 2021, Bas expanded his creative vision by hosting and writing the theme music for a new Spotify podcast “The Messenger,” about the Ugandan musician, activist, and parliament member known as Bobi Wine. As with all his creative endeavors, Bas aims to stimulate conversation and inspire the community to Dream in Black.

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