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I don’t think you can call it the best anything, but the most important music-related moving images this week were the flood of cell-phone videos from outside Hot 97 Summer Jam, where police responded to a fight by closing the show’s doors and then firing tear gas into the crowd. This sort of story is… More »

Tom’s out in California surrounded by floral headbands and bros with GoPros over at Coachella this weekend, so I’m helping him out with this week’s roundup. While I’m sure that Rihanna’s “American Oxygen” video made some kind of stab at a political statement and was probably really nice looking, I didn’t watch it in time… More »

There are people who, at the mere mention of the name “Das Racist,” will make a face like they smelled a fart. These people will then mention something about “that Pizza Hut song” — a wound from six years ago that apparently has not adequately healed yet. Das Racist came into the game with a… More »

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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

Heems TV Show Eyes Fresh Off The Boat Producer, Mindy Project Actor

Back when we reported that erstwhile Das Racist rapper Himanshu Suri, the performer otherwise known as Heems, was in the process of writing a sitcom
Chris DeVille | October 13, 2015 - 10:15 pm

Heems – “Pop Song (Games)” Video + “Coconut Oil (London)”

Heems, formerly of Das Racist, released the very good and sorely underrated solo album Eat Pray Thug earlier in the year. And now, after making…
Tom Breihan | September 25, 2015 - 4:48 pm

Heems Says Fox Is Producing A Sitcom About Him

If the life of celebrity chef Eddie Huang can become the basis for a hit sitcom (Fresh Off The Boat! Tuesdays on ABC!), then the…
Tom Breihan | August 26, 2015 - 3:27 pm

Heems Folds Greedhead Label, Calls Out Unappreciative Roster

Himanshu Suri, aka rapper and former Das Racist member Heems, has been running his own Greedhead label since 2008. He started it to put out…
Peter Helman | July 9, 2015 - 6:52 pm

Heems – “Damn Girl” Video

Former Das Racist rapper Heems released his masterfully-titled solo album Eat Pray Thug back in March, which we named Album Of The Week for its…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | June 9, 2015 - 12:33 pm

Heems – “Sometimes” Video (Feat. Hannibal Buress & Eric Andre)

Last month, the former Das Racist rapper Heems released the tough, incisive, smart-as-hell solo album Eat Pray Thug. His new video for "Sometimes," the album's…
Tom Breihan | April 7, 2015 - 1:20 pm

Heems – “Step Aside”

Today, the Queens rapper and former Das Racist member Heems releases Eat Pray Thug, his scorching, provocative, and excellent new solo album. This being release…
Tom Breihan | March 10, 2015 - 11:04 am

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…
Tom Breihan | March 2, 2015 - 9:33 am

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,…
Tom Breihan | February 26, 2015 - 1:08 pm

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…
Stereogum | February 20, 2015 - 5:30 pm

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…
Chris DeVille | February 19, 2015 - 11:48 am

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…
Tom Breihan | January 8, 2015 - 10:54 am

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 &…
Tom Breihan | December 18, 2014 - 2:16 pm

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,…
Tom Breihan | September 3, 2014 - 2:50 pm

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…
Chris DeVille | August 26, 2014 - 12:52 pm
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