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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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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

Governors Ball 2011 In Photos

The single day, two stage Governors Ball brought Big Boi, Girl Talk, Empire Of The Sun, Pretty Lights, Neon Indian, Das Racist, and a Passion…
Scott Lapatine | June 20, 2011 - 5:12 pm

Scenes From Sasquatch! 2011

Sasquatch! took place over four nights this Memorial Day Weekend. The Washington Festival included some very anticipated shows, including Wolf Parade’s next to last show,…
jessica | May 31, 2011 - 5:30 pm

Das Racist’s Himanshu Suri On Post-Bin Ladin Racism has given Das Racist’s hyperactive Himanshu Suri space to unleash a straight think piece titled “Post 9/11 All Over Again,” on the race-related hatred…
Amrit Singh | May 12, 2011 - 5:17 pm

SXSW Saturday: Featuring Das Racist, Owen Pallett, Gold Panda, Puro Instinct, Cults

On the last night of SXSW there were riots at Death From Above 1979's "secret" show, there was Kanye and the G.O.O.D. roster and Jay-Z…
Stereogum | March 21, 2011 - 8:10 pm

32 Must See Bands @ SXSW 2011

Come March every year, the same questions are asked, retreaded thought pieces get pitched: What does it mean to have a music industry festival in…
Stereogum | March 16, 2011 - 9:10 am

Stereogum Last Night In Texas Party

In addition to eating tacos, we’re doing a couple of unofficial shows at SXSW 2011. We announced our FREE all day/all night Beerland collaboration with…
brandon | March 2, 2011 - 1:18 pm

Neon Indian, Das Racist, CREEP Model Mishka

NYC-based label Mishka just released their lookbook for Spring 2011, and as with past lookbooks they recruited their favorite bands to model. Included in this…
jessica | February 24, 2011 - 2:10 pm

Das Racist – “Swate” (Feat. Lakutis)

Here's a quick stopgap track from the Das Racist crew, whose mixtape muscle flexed from from Dudes II Men last year, and are some number…
Amrit Singh | February 2, 2011 - 4:31 pm

Dismemberment Plan Cover Das Racist

The Dismemberment Plan have always covered songs at their shows -- medleys and non-sequiturs and riffs that take place at the finale. Things haven't changed…
brandon | February 1, 2011 - 9:49 am

Das Racist Detained And Deported In The UK

Das Racist posted an apology to their London fans for a show they missed last night at Cargo. According to the blog post, they made…
jessica | December 14, 2010 - 2:03 pm

Keepaway Release Free Kompetitor EP, “Zoo Too” (Feat. Das Racist)

When we posted Brooklyn trio Keepaway’s “Sideways Smile” I mentioned it came from a forthcoming free digital-only EP, Kompetitor, said to feature “some music from…
brandon | November 18, 2010 - 2:13 pm

Das Racist – “I’m Up On That” (Feat. Homeboy Sandman)

Very prolific (two mixtapes, editorials, etc) rap crew Das Racist just Tweeted this new track with Homeboy Sandman. He's doing a show with Das Racist…
jessica | November 3, 2010 - 12:00 pm

Stereogum Monthly Mix: October 2010

This weekend in Las Vegas, Matador Records is celebrating 21 years of shaping the ship of independent music with a fearsome deepdive through its roster,…
Stereogum | October 1, 2010 - 12:41 pm

Op-Ed By Das Racist’s Himanshu Suri: “You Know That’s Saag Paneer, Dude”

Better known as Heems and lesser known as Young Cocoa Butter all over two witty, multiple pop-cultural referencing mixtapes Shut Up, Dude and the recently
Himanshu Suri | September 24, 2010 - 9:59 am

Das Racist @ Santos Party House, NYC 9/16/10

Earlier this week Das Racist dropped their Mad Decent & Mischka co-presented Sit Down, Man mixtape for free on the internet, last night they celebrated…
Amrit Singh | September 17, 2010 - 5:42 pm

The Very Best – “Julia” Video (Stereogum Premiere)

Still with the brightest smile/voice in the game, Esau Mwamwaya's audio/visual charm make him particularly well suited for the video format, as demonstrated in the…
Amrit Singh | September 15, 2010 - 12:19 pm

Das Racist – Sit Down, Man Mixtape

Plenty more on this new Das Racist .zip later, surely, if our posts on the last mixtape and this one's trailer/tracklist and everything else we…
Amrit Singh | September 14, 2010 - 2:34 pm

Das Racist – “Ek Shaneesh” Video

Back on the day the internet was ruled by DR's funny Nintendo-NES mashup "Who's That? Brooown!" video, which, much like Das Racist's culture vulture/nature nurture…
Amrit Singh | September 8, 2010 - 4:42 pm

Das Racist – “Who’s That? Brooown!” Video, Sit Down, Man Mixtape Trailer

Our love for Das Racist's dadaist dipthongs, pithy wit raps, and punched-up Amitabh Bachchan-referencing rhyme schemes conclusively established in a love letter to the Shut
Amrit Singh | September 2, 2010 - 10:20 am