Bas and J Cole drop new song and video for 'Tribe': Watch
The much-teased collaboration with J. Cole is the second single to drop from Bas' upcoming album 'Milky Way', which is set for an August 22 release.
Bas is getting ready to release his new album 'Milky Way' this Friday, which is being led by the A$AP Ferg-collaborative single 'Boca Raton'. But before the album arrives, the Dreamville rapper has one more track to share. After announcing it last Thursday, Bas has finally released the much-anticipated collaboration with label boss J. Cole.
Titled 'Tribe', the second single from the album arrives a month after being previewed at Woo Hah! Festival in the Netherlands, and is accompanied by a music video that features both rappers. Over laidback strums of an acoustic guitar, the duo combine forces for a melodic single that takes on a lighter, breezier feel than their 2016 collaboration 'Night Job.' Bas delivers a cheerful, summery record that finds him showing off his slick wordplay, rapping about coming up with his crew and the happiness his girl brings him. “I think I made it, I think I made it/ Cause I'm always smiling, and you are the reason now/ Girl, I can't explain it,” he croons on the hook.
Meanwhile, J. Cole does what he does best and gives us a full display of his spitfire flows in the second verse as he gets a bit confessional on the lyric. "I thought He was through with me, but that wasn't true / The proof? You in the coupe with me / God shuffled the cards, dealt me a hand with impossible odds / Put an obstacle course up / Look, and I conquered them all," he spits as he raps about the difference between his dual life - that of a superstar rapper and a married family man and a father.
The music video, directed by Scott Lazer, echoes the summer-friendly vibes of the track and finds the Dreamville rappers hanging out in Miami’s Little Haiti neighborhood while soaking up the rays and basking in the culture of the “tribe.” Check out the music video for 'Tribe' below: