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Bas, J. Cole take off on ‘Passport Bros’

A duo that rarely misses: Bas and J. Cole strike again on their beach-ready single “Passport Bros” (July 19).

Taking their sound sky high with Afrobeat vibes and enamoring, layered hooks, the Dreamville tandem is notorious for hand-crafting hits straight from the heart. “Passport Bros” is no different, embodying the feel-good nature of a mid-summer vacay with lines about “going MIA” with a new fling. “Clase Azul, got me singing, I love you too,” Bas sings on the chorus, half-crooning wanna-get-away raps like “no more dares, only truths, how bout we go?”

Again, Cole remains untouched during his 2023 feature run — adding another Infinity Stone verse on “Passport Bros.” “Now we on our MIA shit / We just hit Playa, they’re playing the Durk song / Damn I’m on fire, a little redbone / She looks like Maya, and want me to try her, oh lord,” he raps on the back-half, referencing his performance on “All My Life” off Lil Durk’s Almost Healed in May among other quick-wit bars.

With over 10 collabs and counting over the course of their careers, Bas and Cole’s chemistry has never been more seamless on the infectious island vibes “Passport Bros” brings forth. His first outing since “Diamonds” in January, efforts like “The Jackie,” “Blood, Sweat & Tears” off Dreamville’s curation of Creed III: The Soundtrack, [BUMP] Pick Me Up and more have held over Bas fans waiting for his first album since 2018 (Milky Way). His performances on Revenge Of The Dreamers, though, are quite iconic, tearing off a fiery verse on “Down Bad” amid more highlights througout its three iterations.

News of J. Cole’s The Fall Off has been more elusive in recent months. Stemming from their dual set at Dreamville Festival in April, Cole and Drake shared the stage again during Drake’s “It’s All A Blur” tour stop in Montreal last weekend (July 14). Here, Drake asked Cole if he could be featured on The Fall Off: “Hopefully, [it’s] an album I could get on, maybe?”, to which Cole emphatically responded, “Say less!” The last time the pair hopped on a track together was “Jodeci Freestyle” in 2013.

Listen to “Passport Bros” below!

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