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Stream Heems Eat Pray Thug

The former Das Racist rapper Heems has recorded a couple of mixtapes since his group split up, but he hasn't made a proper, commercially-available debut album until now. Heems recorded Eat Pray Thug in Brooklyn and Mumbai, and it's been done for a while, with its release held up because of sample-clearance issues. It's a… More »

By: Tom Breihan / March 2, 2015

Nick Catchdubs – “Full House” (Feat. Troy Ave & Heems)

New Jersey's Nick Catchdubs might've started out as a DJ, but he's also a music-blog OG, and game recognize game. Back in the early '00s, Catchdubs' eponymous website had a lot to do with indie dorks figuring out how great rap and dance music could be. Since then, it's been fun to watch Catchdubs'… More »

By: Tom Breihan / February 26, 2015

The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

All the songs chosen for 5 Best Songs this week are, intentionally or not, crushingly self-reflective and introspective. They concern relationships and how we actually relate to others emotionally, not just romantically, as well as how we treat ourselves. But that's a lot to think about on a Friday afternoon. Let's say that they're all… More »

By: Stereogum / February 20, 2015

Heems – “Home” (Feat. Dev Hynes)

The release of Heems' Eat Pray Thug is rapidly approaching, but up until now we've only heard one song from the project, "Sometimes." A second song is out there now: "Home" is the Das Racist alum's collaboration with Dev Hynes (Blood Orange), and it turned out better than I could have imagined. Against the… More »

By: Chris DeVille / February 19, 2015

Heems – “Sometimes”

The former Das Racist rapper Heems has recorded a few mixtapes since his old group broke up. (The latest was a 2014 EP with Swet Shop Boys, his duo with the British rapper and actor Riz Ahmed.) But he's announced the impending release of Eat, Pray, Thug, which is both his first commercially released… More »

By: Tom Breihan / January 8, 2015

Watch Young Thug, Killer Mike, Danny Brown, Pusha T, & Dozens More On 42-Minute Posse Cut “The Rap Monument”

Up until today, the Game's 13-minute, 25-rapper "One Blood" remix has been the final word in absurd, overlong rap posse cuts. But now Noisey & Hennessy have outdone it by putting together the 42-minute, 36-rapper "The Rap Monument." The new track has verses from a deeply ridiculous number of rappers. Plenty of them are… More »

By: Tom Breihan / December 18, 2014

Mixtape Of The Week: Swet Shop Boys Swet Shop EP

Last week in this space, I wrote that I hadn't chosen the Swet Shop EP, the debut from the transatlantic rap duo Swet Shop Boys, only because it was too short. Well, fuck it. It's true: Swet Shop is four songs and 13 minutes, and it doesn't even have a proper album cover, which… More »

By: Tom Breihan / September 3, 2014

Stream Swet Shop Boys Swet Shop EP

When I spoke with Heems over the winter, he mentioned an upcoming EP with British actor Riz Ahmed (AKA Riz MC) under the name Sweatshop Boys. Turns out they're spelling it Swet Shop Boys (pun), and their Swet Shop EP is out in the world now. Here's what Heems had to say about it… More »

By: Chris DeVille / August 26, 2014

Watch Heems’ Japanese Commercial For Vitamin Water

In our recent interview with Himanshu Suri, the rapper and former Das Racist member mentioned that he'd been bouncing around different parts of Asia, going to Tokyo at one point. It's unclear if it happened then or at a different time, but the man better known as Heems now has a commercial for Vitami… More »

By: Miles Bowe / April 10, 2014

Q&A: Heems On His Self-Imposed Exile In India, Greedhead’s Comedy Aspirations, And His Upcoming Solo Album

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 »

By: Chris DeVille / March 3, 2014

The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

We skipped 5 Best Songs last week because of the holiday, so we considered any music that dropped between last week and this one eligible for this week's installment. And wouldn't ya know it: Over the course of two truncated weeks we got five new songs from straight A-listers. Stakes is high. But who took… More »

By: Stereogum / January 3, 2014

Vampire Weekend – “Step (Remix Feat. Danny Brown, Heems, & Despot)”

Vampire Weekend were lyrically namechecking Lil Jon the first time we ever heard them, nearly seven years ago now, but it's taken them until now to drop an all-star rap remix. "Step," the gorgeously shimmering midtempo jam from their 2013 album Modern Vampires Of The City (one of our favorites ofMore »

By: Tom Breihan / January 2, 2014

Yoko Ono Plastic Ono Band – “Bad Dancer” Video

Yoko Ono's video for "Bad Dancer," a track off her recent album Take Me To The Land Of Hell, might be the most diversely star-studded video of the year. Reggie Watts, Heems, Greg Saunier of Deerhoof, Ad Rock and Mike D of the Beastie Boys, Ira Glass, Questlove (slow dancing with Ono above), it just… More »

By: Miles Bowe / November 4, 2013

Run The Jewels – “36” Chain” Video

El-P and Killer Mike have a proud history of making cartoonishly violent music videos, both alone and together, and the first video for their Run The Jewels collaborative project ups the gore content once again. The video for "36" Chain" opens when marauders kidnap Mr. Killums, the sociopathic puppet from El's "The FullMore »

By: Tom Breihan / July 16, 2013

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, the best superhero movie ever made. If you haven't seen it, I don't know what the fuck you're doing with your life, but here's a good argument for why you… More »

By: Tom Breihan / February 22, 2013

Heems – “Soup Boys” Video

Heems released a video for "Soup Boys" from his Wild Water Kingdom mixtape. The song is a commentary on drone warfare, and Heems appropriately unveiled the visuals in tandem with this morning's Presidential Inauguration. Check it out below. More »

By: Claire Lobenfeld / January 21, 2013

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

This is a mournful moment, given the heartbreaking news coming from Connecticut. And while there are far better uses of your time and bandwidth right now -- demandaplan.org, for instance -- this here is what we do. We watch videos all week, and then decide which ones we like best, and then we… More »

By: Amrit Singh / December 14, 2012

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 group. This is a shame! Das Racist were really good and important in some sneaky ways, and we need to talk about all of that. But first, here's the breaku… More »

By: Tom Breihan / December 3, 2012

Download Heems Wild Water Kingdom Mixtape

Hours before his Reddit AMA, Heems has released his new solo mixtape Wild Water Kingdom. We've already heard a handful of tracks -- "Let It Go," "Killing Time," "Cowabunga Gnarley" and "Soup Boys (Pretty Drones)" -- and you can download or stream the rest below. It features contributions from Childish… More »

By: Corban Goble / November 14, 2012

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 confusion than you'd ever expect from anyone once widely considered to be a joke-rapper. Today, he was planning on releasing another, Wild Water Kingdom. But -- a weird irony, considering… More »

By: Tom Breihan / November 1, 2012
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