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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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Top 10 Bands With Members Who Don’t Play Anything

In today’s Listomania, we unveil our favorite 10 bands who have a member that doesn’t play or do anything, and that’s no intended sleight to…
Stereogum | January 12, 2012 - 3:44 pm
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Download Kool A.D. The Palm Wine Drinkard Mixtape

All three members of Das Racist plan to release solo mixtapes in 2012 — and yes, that includes hypeman Dapwell. One of those D.R. boys,…
Tom Breihan | January 3, 2012 - 9:33 am
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The 10 Best Late Night TV Performances Of 2011

Our annual list of late night television's best performances has quickly become an annual exercise in big-upping Jimmy Fallon's music talent booker. Way to go,…
Amrit Singh | December 22, 2011 - 10:37 am
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Heems – “Alien Gonzalez”

Das Racist member Heems has posted a new track called "Alien Gonzalez" on his Tumblr, and it reimagines Clinton-era political chess piece Elian Gonzalez a…
Tom Breihan | December 20, 2011 - 10:51 am
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Das Racist – “Brand New Dance” Video

Compared to the rest of their visual canon, Das Racist's clip for "Brand New Dance" is relatively sober and unusually devoid of meta-commentary. A spare…
Corban Goble | December 9, 2011 - 12:55 pm

Download New Mixtapes From Lakutis, ModreM.A.N., And Young L

Das Racist associate Lakutis, a rapper just as clever and snark-addled as Heems and Victor, has just released his very own solo mixtape, a short…
Tom Breihan | December 1, 2011 - 3:09 pm

Watch Das Racist Make Their TV Debut On Conan

Last night, New York rap group Das Racist appeared on late-night TV for the first time ever, doing "Michael Jackson" on Conan, and their performance…
Tom Breihan | November 29, 2011 - 9:05 am
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Remixtape Vol. 6

It's the return of Remixtape, the feature where I listen to a tremendous amount of shitty blog-bait "X Remixes Y" tracks and weed out those…
Amrit Singh | September 30, 2011 - 4:00 pm
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Under The Influence: Das Racist Relax

Thanks to a couple of excellent hype-generating mixtapes, Das Racist's debut Relax instantly became one of the most greatly anticipated releases of 2011. And, awesomely…
Corban Goble | September 30, 2011 - 3:15 pm
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The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

We actually got a ridiculous number of strong, visually striking music videos this week: everything on this week's list is pretty much must-see. And it…
Tom Breihan | September 23, 2011 - 4:32 pm
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Mr. Muthafuckin’ eXquire – “The Last Huzzah (Remix)” (Feat. Despot, Das Racist, Danny Brown & El-P) Video

Slurry up-and-coming Brooklyn MC Mr. Muthafuckin' eXquire ended Lost In Translation, his free online album (and our inaugural Mixtape Of The Week last week), with…
Tom Breihan | September 21, 2011 - 12:36 pm
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Heems – “Computers”

Though Relax just came out, here's a quick joint from Das Racist's Heems, and the subject matter is computers, an obvious fascination for the grou…
Corban Goble | September 19, 2011 - 10:22 am

Premature Evaluation: Das Racist Relax

To anyone on the Internet with even the slightest music nerd inclination, abstract Brooklyn rap group Das Racist has long been a giant, glowing or…
Corban Goble | September 9, 2011 - 3:13 pm
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Das Racist – “Michael Jackson” Video

Local video clique Weird Days directs this lurid clip for Das Racist's "Michael Jackson" that's almost as reference-heavy as your average Das Racist song. The…
Corban Goble | September 9, 2011 - 9:27 am
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Das Racist – “Michael Jackson”

After giving away their two great, name-making mixtapes for free, Das Racist try an even more novel approach for this forthcoming, proper debut LP Relax:…
Amrit Singh | August 2, 2011 - 8:14 am
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Stereogum Presents… STROKED: A Tribute To Is This It

The Strokes' debut album Is This It was first released on 7/30/01. To help us celebrate this 10th Anniversary, we asked some of our favorite…
Stereogum | July 26, 2011 - 9:30 am
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TV On The Radio Cover Fugazi, Remixed By Das Racist

Fugazi's "Waiting Room" is one of my favorite songs, a punk anthem that found me at the right time and led me down a particular…
brandon | July 20, 2011 - 9:30 am
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Pitchfork Festival 2011: Friday Recap

The beautiful thing about a festival like Pitchfork is the genre-spanning curating: The principal principle is a commitment to independent-minded music, and from that viewpoint…
Amrit Singh | July 16, 2011 - 1:52 pm
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Das Racist Relax Details

On September 13th, Himanshu K. Suri aka Heems's Greedhead Music label will release Relax, the debut full-length from Brooklyn-based rapscallions Das Racist. This builds o…
Amrit Singh | July 8, 2011 - 2:33 pm

Heems – “WOMYN aka HITCH (Demo?)”

The prolific Twitter handle @heems sometimes doubles as a notification system for when the film Hitch is on TBS, which it turns out is very…
Amrit Singh | June 24, 2011 - 10:41 am
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