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Watch Shane Eagle and Bas’ Music Video for ‘Ap3x [Remastered]’

Shane Eagle and Bas share the music video for their collaborative song 'Ap3x [Remastered].'

Shane Eagle just shared the visuals for his collaboration with Bas. "Ap3x [remastered]" is a remake of "Ap3x" from the South African rapper's latest EP Never Grow UpNever Grow Up.


There isn't much going on in the video for Ap3x [remastered]," just Bas and Shane performing their verses in the calm streets of Amsterdam and a few shots of them interacting with fans. The video was shot while the two artists were somewhere in Europe for Bas' Milky Way Tour, which Shane Eagle is a part of. Shane's inclusion in the tour has led to many assuming Shane was now part of Dreamville. Shane's manager, Vaughn Thiel, recently dispelled the rumor. He told Channel24:

"We haven't signed with J.Cole's record label. Twitter got ahead of itself and made that story up. We just came off a tour with Dreamville (the label) and we're very close to them but we are not signed with them. We actually independent and have our own label called Eagle Entertainment."

Watch the music video for "Ap3x [remastered]" below, and download the song here or stream it underneath.

Shane Eagle x Bas - Ap3x [remastered] - Official Video www.youtube.com



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