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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 Full Retard” video,… More »

By: Tom Breihan / July 16, 2013 - 1:49 pm

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 - 10:23 am

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 - 2:32 pm

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 recap them. More »

By: Amrit Singh / December 14, 2012 - 4:54 pm

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 - 9:15 am

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 Gambino, Harry Fraud, LE1F and… More »

By: Corban Goble / November 14, 2012 - 2:32 pm

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 the… More »

By: Tom Breihan / November 1, 2012 - 3:58 pm

Stereogum Monthly Mix: October 2012

It’s been an absolutely devastating couple of days around here, so we hope this mix can be a thing you can put on and feel a sense of normalcy, or comfort. Who wouldn’t be comforted by those lips, no? Ten tracks, lots of time signatures/vibes. Go in:… More »

By: Amrit Singh / October 31, 2012 - 3:13 pm

Heems – “Cowabunga Gnarly”

Next week, Heems will release his new mixtape Wild Water Kingdom, a release from which we’ve already heard “Let It Go” and “Killing Time.” Today Heems put out another cut called “Cowabunga Gnarly,” a track that centers the rapper right in his comfort zone thanks to a bit of woozy Harry Fraud production. “My girl… More »

By: Corban Goble / October 25, 2012 - 12:51 pm

Come To Nitehawk Cinema For The Opening Run Of DOSA HUNT, A Film By Amrit Singh

Some of you may remember the month of February, which was about eight months ago. On Valentine’s Day, I released the trailer for a film I’ve been making called DOSA HUNT. Well, the movie is finally complete! And I’m very proud of it. It’s premiering at Nitehawk Cinema in Williamsburg this weekend, and I want… More »

By: Amrit Singh / October 2, 2012 - 1:51 pm

Stereogum Monthly Mix: September 2012

Fall has fallen, as they say. As a result this month’s mix of ten tracks delivered right on time for September’s grand finale has all the classic ingredients of a prosperous autumn: rap, punk, post-punk, R&B, and a Paul Westerberg song. They appear here generally in that order, diligently sequenced to include Weekend Money +… More »

By: Amrit Singh / September 29, 2012 - 9:42 am

Weekend Money – “Yellow” (Feat. Heems) (Stereogum Premiere)

Weekend Money — the tandem of Dead Prez affiliate MC Ne$$ and Brooklyn-via-Iraq producer Baghdaddy — is putting out a new mixtape called Naked City, a release from which we’ve already heard the zonked-out “Impala.” Here’s another cut from that called “Yellow,” a trank that in no way abandons that very zonk and features Heem… More »

By: Corban Goble / September 28, 2012 - 2:19 pm

Heems – “Let It Go” (Feat. Cee Gee)

A month ago, we posted the first glimpse of the new mixtape from Das Racist’s Heems, an uptempo cut called “Killing Time.” Today, he’s got another from the impending release, a spacier cut featuring Cee Gee. Keyboard Kid produces. Download it below. More »

By: Corban Goble / September 13, 2012 - 3:11 pm

Stereogum Monthly Mix: August 2012

Summer is ending! And you have some work to do. Did you experience that season-defining moment? That rooftop conversation, that carefree weekend of intense interpersonal bonding? Did you find the person who’ll keep you warm all winter? If you’ve answered negatively to even one of these, you have some work to do. And so we… More »

By: Amrit Singh / August 29, 2012 - 10:31 am

Heems – “Killing Time”

Later this fall, Queens rapper Heems will put out a new mixtape called Wild Water Kingdom, a follow-up to his extremely solid Nehru Jackets mixtape that he released in January. Today, he dropped the first cut, a track produced by BLKHRTS’ Yorrissey, an uptempo, clever jam called “Killing Time.” Download it below. More »

By: Corban Goble / August 14, 2012 - 1:11 pm

Kool A.D. – “Gwyneth Paltrow” Video

Das Racist member Kool A.D. has already released two solo mixtapes this year, and now he’s got a new song that doesn’t appear on either of them. O.G. Latin gangsta rapper Kid Frost produced the new weedhead track “Gwyneth Paltrow,” which features Victor’s Das Racist partner Himanshu, and the track’s video, directed by Victor himself,… More »

By: Tom Breihan / June 7, 2012 - 12:57 pm

Meyhem Lauren – “Special Effects” Video (Feat. Himanshu & Action Bronson)

New York rap bruiser Meyhem Lauren got together just about everyone cool in underground rap to record his forthcoming mixtape Respect The Fly Shit over a few days at SXSW, and we’ve already posted the hard-banging, Harry Fraud-produced lead track “Special Effects,” which features Action Bronson and Das Racist’s Himanshu. Now we get the video… More »

By: Tom Breihan / May 31, 2012 - 5:25 pm

Childish Gambino – “Tell Me” (Feat. Heems)

With the news that creator Dan Harmon is fired from Community, it makes sense for that show’s actors to look for other things to do with their lives. Donald Glover was already pretty active with his nerd-rap alter-ego Childish Gambino, but he’s been getting even busier with it lately, working on a new mixtape that… More »

By: Tom Breihan / May 24, 2012 - 8:56 am

Meyhem Lauren – “Special Effects” (Feat. Himanshu & Action Bronson)

Meyhem Lauren is a total bruiser of a rapper and a fixture on New York’s vital-as-fuck underground rap scene, and he’s also the man responsible for this amazing album cover. During SXSW, he got together with a bunch of friends and recorded his Respect The Fly Shit album, which, given the talents of everyone involved,… More »

By: Tom Breihan / May 2, 2012 - 4:22 pm

Shabazz Palaces Remix Lushlife

“Hale-Bopp Was The Bedouins” is the Himanshu collab from Plateau Vision, the underrated new album from Philly rapper/producer Lushlife. When the track appeared in its original form, on Lushlife’s No More Golden Days mixtape, it featured the two of them going in over a Gang Gang Dance sample, which is a pretty trippy way for… More »

By: Tom Breihan / April 30, 2012 - 1:04 pm