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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. More »

By: Corban Goble / October 25, 2012

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,… More »

By: Amrit Singh / October 2, 2012

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

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 feature… More »

By: Corban Goble / September 28, 2012

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

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

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

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

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… More »

By: Tom Breihan / May 31, 2012

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

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… More »

By: Tom Breihan / May 2, 2012

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… More »

By: Tom Breihan / April 30, 2012

Watch The Trailer For Amrit Singh’s DOSA HUNT, Starring Members Of Vampire Weekend, Neon Indian, Das Racist, Yeasayer, Vijay Iyer

Since last summer, our Amrit Singh has been making an independent short film called Dosa Hunt, starring Das Racist's Himanshu Suri and Ashok Kondabolu, Vampire Weekend's Rostam Batmanglij, Yeasayer's Anand Wilder, Neon Indian's Alan Palomo, and NYC jazz stalwart Vijay Iyer, and himself. It chronicles a day spent by the group in pursuit of… More »

By: Corban Goble / February 14, 2012

Himanshu – “Mr. India”

Himanshu, FKA Heems, spends a considerable amount of time delving into the identity politics and cultural penumbras of his Indian-American heritage, and no song title codifies that more than this new track he released yesterday, via Twitter, from a laptop in Australia. But for Bollywood laypeople, it's worth noting that the "Mr. India" i… More »

By: Amrit Singh / January 27, 2012

Download Himanshu Nehru Jackets Mixtape

All three members of Das Racist are planning to release solo mixtapes in 2012, and a couple of weeks into the year, two of them have already done it. We've already posted The Palm Wine Drinkard, Kool A.D.'s sloppily eclectic tape. And now, we've got Nehru Jackets, the new tape from Himanshu Suri, otherwise… More »

By: Tom Breihan / January 17, 2012

Heems – “Alien Gonzalez”

Das Racist member Heems has posted a new track called "Alien Gonzalez" on his Tumblr, and it reimagines Clinton-era political chess piece Elian Gonzalez as a grown-up party dude. Heems once again raps in his newfound hoarse style; the Queens is really coming out of him lately. Listen to it below. More »

By: Tom Breihan / December 20, 2011

Heems – “I Want It Bad”

Das Racist's Heems just posted a new "love song" to tumblr. It's produced vy Mike Finito and samples "Bad Street" by Twin Sister, who rocked our CMJ showcase last night. Download below. More »

By: Scott Lapatine / October 20, 2011

Small Black – “Two Rivers” (Feat. Heems)

Local chillwavers Small Black are set to release a mixtape in November, and today they unleashed the first, vibe-heavy track featuring a freestyle from Das Racist's Heems. Grab the download below. More »

By: Corban Goble / October 10, 2011

Mr. Muthafuckin’ eXquire – “The Last Huzzah (Remix)” (Feat. Despot, Das Racist, Danny Brown & El-P) Video

Slurry up-and-coming Brooklyn MC Mr. Muthafuckin' eXquire ended Lost In Translation, his free online album (and our inaugural Mixtape Of The Week last week), with an all-star remix of "Huzzah," his grainy breakout anthem. The remix features the ridiculously talented underground rap lineup of Das Racist, El-P, Danny Brown, and Despot, and now… More »

By: Tom Breihan / September 21, 2011

Heems – “Computers”

Though Relax just came out, here's a quick joint from Das Racist's Heems, and the subject matter is computers, an obvious fascination for the group (See: "I'm on the Internet 'cause I'm an Internet thug"). The song, which is produced by Mike Finito and samples ELO's "Yours Truly, 2095," will be featured… More »

By: Corban Goble / September 19, 2011