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#SwaySXSW: Dreamville's Bas on Being Welcomed Into The Interscope Family + R Mean Shares The Reality of Being Independent

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Dreamville’s Bas and NYC Rapper Bas both sit down with Sway during SXSW. Bas got some exciting news about a project he ready to put out as a mixtape which is now getting a proper, commercial release to build hype for his new album. The 13-track tape entitled, Last Winter will be his first project on iTunes. R Mean brings the same four he’s been rolling with since day one, and talks about being an independent rapper, and staying dedicated to his profession. Before leaving, Reggie Hawkins drops the “OG Bobby Johnson” beat for both rappers to let loose on.

Watch the full interview with the two rising artist and their OG Bobby Johnson freestyles below.


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