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Live Review: Bas @ The Fillmore Silver Spring — 3/31/24 

Dreamville’s personal Bas stopped by The Fillmore Silver Spring on Easter Sunday for the DMV prevent on his We Only Discuss About Serious Sh*t When We&#8217re F*cked Up (WOTARSWWFU) Tour in assist of his most new album of the exact identify. The Paris born, Sudanese New Yorker pulls from his various upbringing working with quite a few influences for the album from afrobeats, RnB, and grime to electronic and lo-fi but all stacked on major of a hip-hop foundation.

That varied seem made the soundtrack for the tour and was also reflected in the opening functions as rappers Hoosh, Blxckie and Ruben Vincent are all also of African descent. Their equivalent vibes acquired a warm welcome from the group as they waited to see Bassy.

At The Fillmore Silver Spring on March 31, the area fell darkish as smoke loaded the phase and light-weight strips lit up both equally sides of the stage generating a runway to the front of the group. Dressed in black from head to toe and a pair of shades, Bas stepped out by way of the smoke to open up factors up with albums intro “Light My Soul.” As the defeat dropped, he took command of the room as the crowd rapped his phrases back to him line for line.

Bas welcomed everybody and showed enjoy to the DMV in advance of likely into “Home Alone” adopted by the enthusiast most loved “Choppas” and the grime-influenced “179 Deli.” Bas built absolutely sure to carry out just about just about every document from WOTARSWWFU but also mixed in hits from all around his discography because breaking out in the direction of the conclusion of the web site era that includes on J. Cole documents.

Bas jumped all the way again to 2013 next, executing the initial tune I ever read from him: “My N**** Just Produced Bail.” The document immediately manufactured me a lover back again in school and from the way all people was singing it, I know I wasn’t the only one particular emotion the nostalgia. He bounced again to the album with the chill ukulele seems of “Yao Ming” as perfectly its to start with single “Diamonds” ahead of obtaining into a run of favorites and from all through his job &#8212 from hip-hop heavy records like “Night Job,” “Dopamine,” and “Housewives” to slower jams like “Ricochet” and “Clouds Hardly ever Get Outdated.”

Bas took time out to shine the highlight on every single member of his band before wrapping the mic stand in the flag of Sudan and speaking on the crisis heading on in his family members&#8217s dwelling place &#8212 and its similarities to the problems heading in Gaza and Ukraine but how it is continuously ignored in the news media. He stood heart stage with the flag draped in entrance of him as he done “Khartoum,” the tune dedicated to Sudan’s money town. His synthy-lofi collaboration with FKJ “Risk” arrived next adopted by slower RnB sections of the album like “Decent” and “U-Convert.”

Pay attention to Bas&#8217s newest album We Only Converse About Actual S*** When We&#8217re F***** Up on Spotify:

Test out the formal songs video clip for the Bas & J.Cole collab &#8220Passport Bros&#8221on YouTube:

The last leg of the show was felt like club as the appears bounced again and forth from Hip-Hop get together documents like “Costa Rica” and “The Jackie” to Caribbean and latin vibes with “Passport Bros” and “Boca Raton” then to sluggish jams like “Dr. O&#8217blivion” & “Wait on Me,” and the social gathering was in full swing. Bas wrapped the exhibit up with the most significant hit from the Dreamville compilation album “Down Bad” and left the phase momentarily just before faking out the crowd and running back out as his first tune on Dreamville “Lit” started out to play.

The kinds that had started to walk out stopped in their tracks and turned again around for one extra likelihood to social gathering with Bassy prior to heading property. 

Bas&#8217s We Only Converse About Actual Sh*t When We&#8217re F*cked Up Tour wraps up this Monday, April 9, right after spending the weekend at Dreamville Competition he heads residence to NYC for a clearly show at Irving Plaza to complete things off.

Under are some extra photographs from Bas’s functionality at The Fillmore Silver Spring on March 31, 2024. All images copyright and courtesy of AJ Waugh (