Das Racist – Sit Down, Man Mixtape
Plenty more on this new Das Racist .zip later, surely, if our posts on the last mixtape and this one’s trailer/tracklist and everything else we know about Das Racist are any indication. For now though we finally conquered a sluggish download rate spat by a server buckling under the strain of many downloads by an internet increasingly aware of the meme potential of DR’s Brooklyn on Bollywood on Buzzfeed informed post-everything rap plays. So here’s the bare-bones on what you need, by way of download links and a few MP3s set free to bide the time while this thing is pulling down.
Download Das Racist’s Sit Down, Man mixtape at djbooth.net, featuring guests spots from Chairlift, El-P, Despot, Vijay Iyer, and production by Diplo, Boi-1da, Scoop DeVille, Devo Springsteen, Teengirl Fantasy, Gordon Voidwell, Keepaway, Tom Cruz, Sabzi, and more. An interesting producer list, both in name and also for the fact that this mixtape has so many producers, compared to Shut Up, Dude’s largely sample-based backing tracks.
While that’s happening, here are a few tracks cut loose from the tape before its release: “Fashion Party,” a finely timed pisstake on Fashion Week with, ironically, the properly fashionable and fabulous Chairlift (quotable line alert: “I can’t tell if you want to hit me or if you want to dance”); “Free Jazzmatazz,” a druggy spaced out freestyler with synth patches and production work by jazz leading light Vijay Iyer (much more on that allbrowneverything track at SOTC); and as far as I can tell on a cursory pass, two of the mixtape’s strongest cases for Das Racist’s proper mic skills in “You Can Sell Anything,” produced by Diplo (whose Mad Decent is co-releasing this with Himanshu Suri of DR’s Greedhead entity) and Boi-1da’s production turn on the Days Of Our Lives-theme sampling on “Hahahaha JK?”
You’re gonna want to get into that Teengirl Fantasy cut “Commercial,” too, if only Victor’s wordplay and also to hear Teengirl Fantasy’s proper presentation of themselves as legit hip hop producers therein.
Das Racist is playing an album release show Thursday night at Santos Party House, first 100 there get the physical release of Sit Down, Man as a door gift.