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A$AP Ferg Makes Them Boys Go Loco

Some rappers only barely rap when they get onstage. Instead, they rip through the crowd, stagedive, bark along with hits that aren't even theirs. They…
Tom Breihan | April 27, 2016 - 12:20 pm

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Watch Riz Ahmed As A Drummer Going Deaf In Sound Of Metal Trailer

Riz Ahmed is one talented dude. As a rapper, he releases music under the name Riz MC and as one-half of the duo Swet Shop…
Peter Helman | September 24, 2020 - 3:09 pm

Riz MC – “Mogambo” Video

The actor and rapper Riz Ahmed has a role in the new Tom Hardy-starring Venom movie out this Friday, and he's taken the opportunity to…
Chris DeVille | October 3, 2018 - 10:34 am

Riz Ahmed Wins Outstanding Lead Actor Emmy For The Night Of

Riz Ahmed is both a ridiculously talented rapper and a ridiculously talented actor, and tonight, he won an award for the latter. Ahmed, who starred…
Peter Helman | September 17, 2017 - 10:41 pm

Watch Riz Ahmed Perform An Intense A Cappella “Sour Times” On The Tonight Show, In Response To Charlottesville

Last night, the Swet Shop Boy and movie star Riz Ahmed was a guest on the first Tonight Show since the deadly white-supremacist riots in…
Tom Breihan | August 15, 2017 - 10:10 am

Jack White, Chance The Rapper, Common, Stranger Things Theme Nominated For Emmys

The Emmy Awards nominations are out, and a number of notable musicians are up for awards. Jack White, T Bone Burnett, and their associates are…
Chris DeVille | July 13, 2017 - 12:23 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

Riz Ahmed Features In The Hamilton Mixtape’s “Immigrants (We Get The Job Done)” Video

Lin-Manuel Miranda has unveiled the latest video from The Hamilton Mixtape. It's for K'naan's version of "Immigrants (We Get The Job Done)," which also features…
Chris DeVille | June 28, 2017 - 9:43 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

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

Watch Riz Ahmed’s Rap Battle Against James Corden

At this point, nobody should be surprised that the fast-rising movie and TV star Riz Ahmed can rap. Along with his Swet Shop Boys partner…
Tom Breihan | April 18, 2017 - 11:08 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

Watch Riz Ahmed Rap Twista’s “Slow Jamz” Verse In The Girls Season Premiere

While the music world was focused on another disappointing Grammys last night, Girls premiered its sixth and final season. The episode featured a guest appearance…
Chris DeVille | February 13, 2017 - 12:53 pm

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

Sharon Van Etten & Riz Ahmed Have Roles In Netflix’s The OA

We already knew Rostam Batmanglij collaborated on the music for Netflix's The OA, but it turns out the mysterious new fantasy/sci-fi series has another connection…
Chris DeVille | December 21, 2016 - 3:45 pm

Watch Riz Ahmed Rap About Star Wars On The Tonight Show

Riz Ahmed is one hell of an actor, and later this year, he'll follow up his memorable star turn as Naz on The Night Of
Tom Breihan | December 8, 2016 - 11:23 am