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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, perhaps… More »

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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

Win 4 Insound Exclusive Band T-Shirts (Cloud Nothings, Black Lips, Das Racist, Kurt Vile)

Last year, we gave a batch of t-shirts away from Insound’s Delicious Design League project, and this year, we’re doing the same with a new…
Corban Goble | April 11, 2012 - 9:49 am

Stereogum Monthly Mix: March 2012

This was an incredible month for free hip hop MP3s, and it was an incredible month for songs by Lemonade because "Neptune" is one of…
Amrit Singh | March 29, 2012 - 12:32 pm

Lakutis – “Pool Party” Video

The wiseass rapper and Das Racist associate Lakutis has a verse on the massive 20-minute posse cut "Hyberbolic Chamber Music," in which he tries out…
Tom Breihan | March 15, 2012 - 1:55 pm

Big Baby Gandhi – “Blue Magic” (Feat. Das Racist)

Big Baby Gandhi is a promising Queens rapper/producer rolled up into Das Racist's Himanshu Suri's Greedhead camp, and last year he put out a solid,…
Corban Goble | March 1, 2012 - 2:53 pm

Danny Brown, eXquire, Action Bronson, Das Racist Model Mishka

The members of New York's suddenly-awesome underground rap scene aren't exactly the most conventionally attractive group of dudes on the face of the earth, but…
Tom Breihan | February 15, 2012 - 2:52 pm

Watch The Trailer For Amrit Singh’s DOSA HUNT, Starring Members Of Vampire Weekend, Neon Indian, Das Racist, Yeasayer, Vijay Iyer

Since last summer, our Amrit Singh has been making an independent short film called Dosa Hunt, starring Das Racist’s Himanshu Suri and Ashok Kondabolu, Vampire…
Corban Goble | February 14, 2012 - 12:45 pm

Chairlift & Das Racist’s Kool A.D. Cover Beyoncé

Thanks to reader memoryboy for sending us this link to Triple J radio, wherein Chairlift and DR rap star Victor Vazquez aka Kool A.D. cover…
Amrit Singh | February 10, 2012 - 10:46 am

Himanshu – “Mr. India”

Himanshu, FKA Heems, spends a considerable amount of time delving into the identity politics and cultural penumbras of his Indian-American heritage, and no song title…
Amrit Singh | January 27, 2012 - 11:07 am

Kool A.D. – “Ooh” Video (Feat. Main Attrakionz)

Kool A.D., the most heavily-bearded member of Das Racist, released his all-over-the-place mixtape The Palm Wine Drinkard on New Years Day. For some reason, it…
Tom Breihan | January 23, 2012 - 11:50 am