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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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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 of them. O.G. Latin gangsta rapper Kid Frost produced the new weedhead track “Gwyneth Paltrow,” which features Victor’s Das Racist partner Himanshu, and the track’s video, directed by Victor himself,… More »

By: 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 a few days at SXSW, and we’ve already posted the hard-banging, Harry Fraud-produced lead track “Special Effects,” which features Action Bronson and Das Racist’s Himanshu. Now we get the video… More »

By: 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 with their lives. Donald Glover was already pretty active with his nerd-rap alter-ego Childish Gambino, but he’s been getting even busier with it lately, working on a new mixtape that… More »

By: 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 Look Up 2 full-length, and now he’s got a video for “Been A Villain,” a track from that particular tape. And a few days after the passing of MCA, it’… More »

By: 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 for this amazing album cover. During SXSW, he got together with a bunch of friends and recorded his Respect The Fly Shit album, which, given the talents of everyone involved,… More »

By: 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 use of Smoothe Da Hustler’s “Broken Language” flow, is an easy highlight. In the video, Kool A.D. parties in a hotel room with Mr. Muthafuckin’ eXquire, a live chicken, and… More »

By: 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 of the trio, calls the Bay Area home. The brand-new free-download 51 is Kool A.D.’s second of the year, following The Palm Wine Drinkard, and it finds him in a… More »

By: 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 loaded up and ready to go, and this one seems like it’ll probably be a lot more rap-focused. 51 will feature collaborations with the Coup’s Boots Riley, Trackademics, Mayhem Lauren,… More »

By: 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 recently the series turned to Brooklyn rap standouts Das Racist. Watch them go to Guitar Center, hang out with Philip Glass, and fuck with interviewers (“This is my fourth time… More »

By: 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 slate of t-shirts, this time a set of designs created for Insound by UK artist Dominic Owen. The winner will receive the entire set, which includes exclusive designs for Cloud… More »

By: 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 this year’s finest. And so the paramaters I gave myself with this month’s mix are as follows: Open with Lemonade’s “Neptune,” and create a track flow that blended but flipped… More »

By: 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 willfully ridiculous smooth player-rap. Verse now has a video, with Lakutis making all sorts of goofy come-hither faces while relaxing on what looks like a Miami Vice set. Das Racist’… More »

By: 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, self-produced mixtape called Big Fucking Baby. Now, dude is back with a polished, punchline-heavy cut called “Blue Magic” that teases his new mixtape NO1 2 LOOK UP 2, and the… More »

By: 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 they do know how to look cool. And the great New York streetwear designer Mishka has lately been releasing a number of excellent rap mixtapes like Mr. Muthafuckin’ eXquire’s LostMore »

By: 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 Weekend’s Rostam Batmanglij, Yeasayer’s Anand Wilder, Neon Indian’s Alan Palomo, and NYC jazz stalwart Vijay Iyer, and himself. It chronicles a day spent by the group in pursuit of NYC’… More »

By: 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 Beyoncé’s “Party.” (This is also titularly poetic, since Chairlift’s Caroline guested on Das Racist’s “Fashion Party back in the Sit Down, Man days.) In this fashion-less “Party,” Caroline plays the… More »

By: 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 codifies that more than this new track he released yesterday, via Twitter, from a laptop in Australia. But for Bollywood laypeople, it’s worth noting that the “Mr. India” is actually… More »

By: 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 didn’t include “Ooh,” his cloudy-eyed collab with the zoned-out Oakland rap duo Main Attrakionz. But that track is now out there, with a music video and everything. The three guy… More »

By: Tom Breihan / January 23, 2012 - 11:50 am

Download Himanshu Nehru Jackets Mixtape

All three members of Das Racist are planning to release solo mixtapes in 2012, and a couple of weeks into the year, two of them have already done it. We’ve already posted The Palm Wine Drinkard, Kool A.D.’s sloppily eclectic tape. And now, we’ve got Nehru Jackets, the new tape from Himanshu Suri, otherwise know… More »

By: Tom Breihan / January 17, 2012 - 10:13 am