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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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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…
Miles Bowe | April 10, 2014 - 3:00 pm

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…
Chris DeVille | March 3, 2014 - 11:22 am

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…
Stereogum | January 3, 2014 - 2:42 pm

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…
Tom Breihan | January 2, 2014 - 8:57 am

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…
Miles Bowe | November 4, 2013 - 2:00 pm

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
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,…
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…
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…
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…
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
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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,…
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…
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…
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…
Corban Goble | August 14, 2012 - 1:11 pm