Heems

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Swet Shop Boys Showed Me How To Embrace Both Sides Of My Culture

There’s a moment in every native-born minority’s development when they first learn they aren’t white. That’s not to say that prior to that discovery they…
Pranav Trewn | March 22, 2017 - 12:42 pm

Swet Shop Boys – “Aaja” Video

Last year, Swet Shop Boys -- the duo of New York underground-rap mainstay Heems and budding movie star Riz Ahmed -- released their debut album…
Tom Breihan | March 2, 2017 - 10:18 am

Swet Shop Boys – “Zayn Malik” Video

A few years ago, Heems, the former Das Racist member, and Riz MC, better known to most as the movie and TV star Riz Ahmed,…
Tom Breihan | January 25, 2017 - 10:14 am

Don’t Hold Your Breath For Those Heems And Nicki Minaj Sitcoms

Earlier this week it was announced that Nicki Minaj's ABC Family sitcom Nicki has been postponed. Minaj told The Breakfast Club that: "A lot of…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | October 20, 2016 - 2:49 pm

Heems – “Adults With Privates”

Heems is on a real roll right now. The former Das Racist rapper is now one half of the duo Swet Shop Boys, and they…
Tom Breihan | October 20, 2016 - 9:37 am

Stream Swet Shop Boys Cashmere

Two years ago, Heems, the former Das Racist member, teamed up with Riz Ahmed, a Pakistani-British rapper and actor who records under the name Riz…
Tom Breihan | October 6, 2016 - 9:36 am

Swet Shop Boys – “T5″ Video

Next month, we'll get to hear Cashmere, the debut full-length from Swet Shop Boys, the duo of former Das Racist member Heems and the British…
Tom Breihan | September 29, 2016 - 10:40 am

Swet Shop Boys – “Shottin'”

The Swet Shop Boys duo of Heems (formerly of Das Racist) and Riz MC (actor Riz Ahmed of HBO’s The Night Of) are set to…
Collin Robinson | September 23, 2016 - 3:22 pm

Swet Shop Boys – “Tiger Hologram”

Swet Shop Boys is the rap duo of Heems, the former Das Racist member, and Riz MC -- better known as Riz Ahmed, the actor…
Tom Breihan | August 17, 2016 - 10:03 am

Status Ain't Hood

Does Lil Yachty Suck?

When the New Jersey group P.M. Dawn came along in 1991, rap didn't know what to do with them. Here were these guys who seemed…
Tom Breihan | August 3, 2016 - 10:08 am

Swet Shop Boys – “T5″

Swet Shop Boys are the duo of Indian American rapper Heems, formerly of Das Racist, and British Pakistani actor Riz Ahmed, who's great in the…
Peter Helman | August 2, 2016 - 10:00 am

Sonnyjim – “Al Jazeera” (Feat. Heems) Video

Al Jazeera America may have shut down earlier this year, but the rest of the Al Jazeera Media Network is still going strong. And in…
Peter Helman | June 18, 2016 - 6:10 pm

2015 In Review

The 40 Best Rap Albums Of 2015

Things got hot in 2015. After 2014, when most of rap's biggest names took the year off, everyone was suddenly locked into a brutal competition…
Tom Breihan | December 7, 2015 - 9:50 am

Read Heems’ Editorial About His Decision To Perform In Paris Tonight

Last week, the world watched as terrorists attacked Paris, killing scores of innocent people, most of them at an Eagles Of Death Metal concert. Since…
Tom Breihan | November 17, 2015 - 12:42 pm

Heems Teases Several New Albums, HudMo & Dev Hynes Collabs

Heems had to go through a whole mess of record-label drama to release his very good 2015 album Eat Pray Thug, and he even made…
Tom Breihan | October 28, 2015 - 2:14 pm
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