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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 year, was followed quickly by the announcement that his pioneering rap group Das Racist had broken up. Suri is about to break that silence. In recent months, the man best… More »

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 of Deep Impact disaster, it’s remarkable how little Hurricane Sandy affected the endless march of bloggable music items. Maybe we didn’t see quite as many new music videos this week… More »

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, but they’re quietly having a pretty great 2012. Kool A.D.’s The Palm Wine Drinkard mixtape was a bit of an unfocused mess, but it had some deeply fun moments, perha… More »

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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 confusio…
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
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