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Red Baraat’s Sound The People Is A Boisterous Love Letter To Cultural Harmony

I couldn’t wrap my head around all the Royal Wedding hoopla that took place last month. I mean, beyond my inherent wariness of celebrating a…
Pranav Trewn | June 27, 2018 - 12:16 pm

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Swet Shop Boys Showed Me How To Embrace Both Sides Of My Culture

There’s a moment in every native-born minority’s development when they first learn they aren’t white. That’s not to say that prior to that discovery they…
Pranav Trewn | March 22, 2017 - 12:42 pm

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Does Lil Yachty Suck?

When the New Jersey group P.M. Dawn came along in 1991, rap didn't know what to do with them. Here were these guys who seemed…
Tom Breihan | August 3, 2016 - 10:08 am

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Red Baraat – “Sound The People” (Feat. Heems)

Like always, New York’s Red Baraat delivers an explosion of sound. I first heard the six-piece party band’s frenzy of funk, jazz, hip-hip, and Indian…
Gil Green | May 30, 2018 - 9:07 am

Your Old Droog – “Bangladesh” (Feat. Heems) Video

Punchline-drunk Brooklyn boom-bap revivalist Your Old Droog has shared a video for "Bangladesh," his song with Heems of Das Racist and Swet Shop Boys fame.
Chris DeVille | August 11, 2017 - 3:30 pm

HDLSS – “Bystander 2″ (Feat. Heems)

Band To Watch alum Headless Horseman returned earlier this year after a long time away with a few less vowels to their name and a…
James Rettig | August 3, 2017 - 4:39 pm

Watch Swet Shop Boys Make Their Debut TV Appearance on Colbert

Swet Shop Boys -- the trans-Atlantic crew made up of Heems, Riz Ahmed, and producer Redinho -- made their television debut together on Colbert last…
James Rettig | June 30, 2017 - 10:55 am

Heems – “Blades”

The United States does not have a great track record with tolerance towards Muslims, and now, with a racist orange maniac sitting in the White…
Peter Helman | June 22, 2017 - 9:59 am

Swet Shop Boys – “Zombie”

Later this week, Swet Shop Boys, the great trans-Atlantic rap duo of former Das Racist member Heems and screen star Riz Ahmed, will give a…
Tom Breihan | May 24, 2017 - 10:26 am

Heems – “My Ting”

Heems is fresh off the release of Swet Shop Boys' Sufi La EP, and today he's debuting a new track called "My Ting." The song…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | May 15, 2017 - 4:15 pm

Swet Shop Boys – “Thas My Girl”

Last year, Swet Shop Boys, the duo of former Das Racist rapper Heems and screen star Riz Ahmed, released Cashmere, a truly impressive debut album.
Tom Breihan | May 10, 2017 - 10:31 am

Swet Shop Boys – “Aaja” Video

Last year, Swet Shop Boys -- the duo of New York underground-rap mainstay Heems and budding movie star Riz Ahmed -- released their debut album…
Tom Breihan | March 2, 2017 - 10:18 am

Swet Shop Boys – “Zayn Malik” Video

A few years ago, Heems, the former Das Racist member, and Riz MC, better known to most as the movie and TV star Riz Ahmed,…
Tom Breihan | January 25, 2017 - 10:14 am

Don’t Hold Your Breath For Those Heems And Nicki Minaj Sitcoms

Earlier this week it was announced that Nicki Minaj's ABC Family sitcom Nicki has been postponed. Minaj told The Breakfast Club that: "A lot of…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | October 20, 2016 - 2:49 pm

Heems – “Adults With Privates”

Heems is on a real roll right now. The former Das Racist rapper is now one half of the duo Swet Shop Boys, and they…
Tom Breihan | October 20, 2016 - 9:37 am

Stream Swet Shop Boys Cashmere

Two years ago, Heems, the former Das Racist member, teamed up with Riz Ahmed, a Pakistani-British rapper and actor who records under the name Riz…
Tom Breihan | October 6, 2016 - 9:36 am
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