Das Racist – “Michael Jackson”

After giving away their two great, name-making mixtapes for free, Das Racist try an even more novel approach for this forthcoming, proper debut LP Relax: they want you to BUY it. It’s an innovative mission in music monetization begins straight out of the gates with the relatively hyped lead single “Michael Jackson,” a track their Pitchfork Festival appearance “certif[ied] … an immediate sing-along banger.” It’s produced by Patrick Wimberly (Chairlift) and DR — quick skittering beat, hard and rasped raps — and you can get to know its “Michael Jackson /// a million dollars” hook by parting with one of them at iTunes. That’s its twin towered cover art above. UPDATE: You can stream it here, too:

Das Racist – Michael Jackson by Transdreamer

Das Racist’s debut LP is out 9/13 via Greedhead Music. Tracklist, producer roll call, etc. right here.

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