Too High to Riot is Bas’s sophomore studio album, released on March 4, 2016. The album features Dreamville label-mates Cozz and J. Cole, and English electronic band The Hics. The album was supported by three singles: “Night Job” & “Housewives” (both of which were also featured on Revenge of the Dreamers II) and “Methylone”, a pre-order single.
In an interview with Rap Radar, Bas described Too High to Riot as “things lost than things gained”. He expounds on that in another interview with Complex, saying:
It’s really about just those sobering moments. I think we live in almost a fantasy world. You’re traveling the world, getting all this love from your fans, getting all this support from people, making money. You’re living this fantasy lifestyle, and then you can get snapped out of it in a phone call. You know, just get some bad news you weren’t around for—-someone you care about passing away, someone going to jail, your girlfriend tripping. It’s about all of those things, as opposed to Last Winter, which was me starting to live that fantasy life and being like, “This is the coolest shit ever,” and not seeing that there are some side effects [and] sacrifices you’re going to have to make. Those two years since Last Winter have taught me that. I put all those lessons into that album.