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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 i… 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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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 it…
Tom Breihan | April 30, 2012 - 1:04 pm

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…
Corban Goble | February 14, 2012 - 12:45 pm
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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…
Amrit Singh | January 27, 2012 - 11:07 am

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…
Tom Breihan | January 17, 2012 - 10:13 am
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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 a…
Tom Breihan | December 20, 2011 - 10:51 am
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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…
Scott Lapatine | October 20, 2011 - 8:33 pm
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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 Da…
Corban Goble | October 10, 2011 - 12:47 pm
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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…
Tom Breihan | September 21, 2011 - 12:36 pm
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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 grou…
Corban Goble | September 19, 2011 - 10:22 am

Stereogum Presents… STROKED: A Tribute To Is This It

The Strokes' debut album Is This It was first released on 7/30/01. To help us celebrate this 10th Anniversary, we asked some of our favorite…
Stereogum | July 26, 2011 - 9:30 am
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Download Stereogum’s Cruel Summer 2011 Mix

Here's the sequel to last year's popular heartbreak of a mixtape, Cruel Summer. That one was worn, forlorn, and sexual, it was the soundtrack arc…
Amrit Singh | July 1, 2011 - 3:23 pm
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Heems – “WOMYN aka HITCH (Demo?)”

The prolific Twitter handle @heems sometimes doubles as a notification system for when the film Hitch is on TBS, which it turns out is very…
Amrit Singh | June 24, 2011 - 10:41 am
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Das Racist’s Himanshu Suri On Post-Bin Ladin Racism

Alternet.com has given Das Racist’s hyperactive Himanshu Suri space to unleash a straight think piece titled “Post 9/11 All Over Again,” on the race-related hatred…
Amrit Singh | May 12, 2011 - 5:17 pm

Das Racist – “Swate” (Feat. Lakutis)

Here's a quick stopgap track from the Das Racist crew, whose mixtape muscle flexed from from Dudes II Men last year, and are some number…
Amrit Singh | February 2, 2011 - 4:31 pm
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