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Q&A: Heems On His Self-Imposed Exile In India, Greedhead’s Comedy Aspirations, And His Upcoming Solo Album

The music world hasn't heard much from Himanshu Suri since late 2012, when the release of Wild Water Kingdom, his second solo mixtape of the…
Chris DeVille | March 3, 2014 - 11:22 am

Straight To Video

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

Considering that New York City -- the place where most of the indie label/publicist/writer infrastructure calls home -- spent the entire week in a state…
Tom Breihan | November 2, 2012 - 10:57 am

Mixtape Of The Week

Mixtape Of The Week: Big Baby Gandhi No1 2 Look Up 2

I wasn't too fond of Relax, the 2011 Das Racist album that, I guess, was supposed to launch the group into a whole different realm,…
Tom Breihan | April 4, 2012 - 12:17 pm

More Das Racist stories

Heems TV Show Eyes Fresh Off The Boat Producer, Mindy Project Actor

Back when we reported that erstwhile Das Racist rapper Himanshu Suri, the performer otherwise known as Heems, was in the process of writing a sitcom
Chris DeVille | October 13, 2015 - 10:15 pm

Stream DVS DVTV

Uptown internet kingpin DVS has trouble staying in the rap lane. He's such a gregarious, prolific, and hilarious dude that his Twitter and various internet…
Caitlin White | April 28, 2015 - 3:25 pm

Kool A.D. – “Jaleel White” Video

Earlier this year, the former Das Racist rapper Kool A.D. released two solo mixtapes, 63 and 19, on the same day. And in the new…
Tom Breihan | June 5, 2013 - 11:48 am

Das Racist & A Tribe Called Red – “Indians From All Directions”

Native American-rooted production team A Tribe Called Red from Ottawa have released "Indians From All Directions," a track they had collaborated with Das Racist. The…
Claire Lobenfeld | April 16, 2013 - 12:51 pm

Heems – “Desi Shoegaze Taiko” Video

Christopher Nolan's Batman trilogy changed a lot of things, but it didn't change this: Stephen Norrington's 1998 masterpiece Blade is, at least in my estimation,…
Tom Breihan | February 22, 2013 - 10:23 am

Download Kool A.D. 63 & 19 Mixtapes

If you are even vaguely in the mood to listen to the former Das Racist rapper Kool A.D. today, you are in luck, because Kool…
Tom Breihan | February 7, 2013 - 3:14 pm

Kool A.D. – “Eroika” Video

The former Das Racist rapper (it hurts to type those words) Kool A.D. has a new solo album called 19 coming out, and first single…
Tom Breihan | January 31, 2013 - 12:47 pm

In Memoriam: Bands We Lost In 2012

Each September, we recognize 40 new bands we look forward to listening to for years to come. And each December, we salute the veterans who've…
Scott Lapatine | December 26, 2012 - 3:48 pm

Hear Merry Indie X-Mas, Featuring Parodies Of Bon Iver, Beach House, xx, Das Racist, & More

When we posted the 10 Best Indie Christmas Songs we limited our list to yuletide jamz that actually exist. Animal New York took a different…
Scott Lapatine | December 23, 2012 - 1:01 pm

Das Racist Break Up

Over the weekend, the New York rap group Das Racist, in a messy and roundabout sort of way, announced that they were no longer a…
Tom Breihan | December 3, 2012 - 9:15 am

Kool A.D. – “Manny Pacquiao” Video

Earlier this year, Das Racist rapper Kool A.D. released his Bay-centric 51 mixtape. And now the spare and laconic "Manny Pacquiao," one of the standout…
Tom Breihan | November 6, 2012 - 11:18 am

Heems – “Soup Boys (Pretty Drones)”

Das Racist's Heems has already put out one mixtape this year: The scattered and ferocious Nehru Jackets, which showed deeper reserves of rage and confusion…
Tom Breihan | November 1, 2012 - 3:58 pm

Das Racist – “Girl” Video

In the brand-new video for "Girl," an infectious plastic-pop track from Das Racist's 2011 album Relax, a lovestruck mullethead attempts to win over a young…
Tom Breihan | October 29, 2012 - 5:32 pm

The Coup – “WAVIP” (Feat. Das Racist & Killer Mike)

Boots Riley is a national treasure, someone who's spend the past couple of decades splitting his time between local Oakland activism and leading the great…
Tom Breihan | October 16, 2012 - 1:48 pm

Come To Nitehawk Cinema For The Opening Run Of DOSA HUNT, A Film By Amrit Singh

Some of you may remember the month of February, which was about eight months ago. On Valentine's Day, I released the trailer for a film…
Amrit Singh | October 2, 2012 - 1:51 pm

Suckers – “Turn On The Sunshine” Video (Feat. Das Racist’s Dapwell) (Stereogum Premiere)

Suckers' "Turn On The Sunshine" is the sort of mild-euphoric/shambolic-pop nugget that the band nails at will, a standout from the Candy Salad LP released…
Amrit Singh | July 18, 2012 - 11:30 am

Lana Del Rey – “National Anthem (Das Racist Remix)”

Finally, Das Racists remade Lana Del Rey's "National Anthem." "MONEY MONEY MONEY MONEY MONEY MONEY," goes Heems. "I got so much money, it got me…
Corban Goble | July 17, 2012 - 2:37 pm

Das Racist & Talib Kweli – “The Actual”

Recently, a bunch of Brooklyn-based artists came together in Bushwick to create the Eastern District Presents Mosholu compilation, a release featuring folks like Talib Kweli,…
Corban Goble | July 11, 2012 - 12:51 pm

Bonde Do Rolê – “Bang” (Feat. Kool A.D.)

Brazilian baile funkers and Mad Decent first-generation originals Bonde Do Rolê will soon release their new album Tropicalbacanal, produced entirely by Diplo and Poolside. We've…
Tom Breihan | July 5, 2012 - 12:59 pm

Kool A.D. – “Gwyneth Paltrow” Video

Das Racist member Kool A.D. has already released two solo mixtapes this year, and now he's got a new song that doesn't appear on either…
Tom Breihan | June 7, 2012 - 12:57 pm

Meyhem Lauren – “Special Effects” Video (Feat. Himanshu & Action Bronson)

New York rap bruiser Meyhem Lauren got together just about everyone cool in underground rap to record his forthcoming mixtape Respect The Fly Shit over…
Tom Breihan | May 31, 2012 - 5:25 pm

Childish Gambino – “Tell Me” (Feat. Heems)

With the news that creator Dan Harmon is fired from Community, it makes sense for that show's actors to look for other things to do…
Tom Breihan | May 24, 2012 - 8:56 am

Big Baby Gandhi – “Been A Villain” Video

The young Queens rapper and Das Racist associate Big Baby Gandhi earned Mixtape Of The Week honors a little while back for his No1 2
Tom Breihan | May 7, 2012 - 4:10 pm

Meyhem Lauren – “Special Effects” (Feat. Himanshu & Action Bronson)

Meyhem Lauren is a total bruiser of a rapper and a fixture on New York's vital-as-fuck underground rap scene, and he's also the man responsible…
Tom Breihan | May 2, 2012 - 4:22 pm

Kool A.D. – “La Piñata” Video

Earlier this week, prodigiously bearded Das Racist rapper Kool A.D. released his Bay Area-heavy 51 mixtape. "La Piñata," which samples Mr. Rogers' Neighborhood and makes…
Tom Breihan | April 26, 2012 - 4:14 pm

Download Kool A.D. 51 Mixtape

Das Racist may be based in New York, and two of the group's three members may be Queens natives, but Victor Vasquez, the other third…
Tom Breihan | April 24, 2012 - 1:10 pm

Kool A.D. – “Tacky Tacky (Feat. Main Attrakionz & Green Ova)”

Das Racist's Kool A.D. already released one mixtape this year, the all-over-the-place and uneven The Palm Wine Drinkard. And now he's already got another one…
Tom Breihan | April 19, 2012 - 1:04 pm

Watch Das Racist On “A Day In The Life”

Morgan Spurlock has a Hulu-only short documentary series called A Day In The Life that focuses on individuals like Joel McHale and Mario Batali, and…
Corban Goble | April 16, 2012 - 3:00 pm
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