Das Racist is done and dusted | Music News

It appears that New York alt-rap trio Das Racist are no more. According to announcements made via Twitter and live in Munich, the group of rap nerds, who first emerged in 2008 with their blog hit "Combination Pizza Hut & Taco Bell", have split up. And it's no joke. Read more


Heems (of Das Racist) - 'Wild Water Kingdom' Mixtape | Stream/Download

After delays caused by the Hurricane Sandy deluge, Heems aka Himanshu Suri of Brooklyn rap group Das Racist, dropped his free Wild Water Kingdom album this week. The album, Heems' second as a solo artist after January's Nehru Jackets, features beats from Harry Fraud , Keyboard Kid, Beautiful Lou, Mike Finito and Crookers whilst guest raps come from Childish Gambino and Bodega Bamz. Read more


Das Racist - "Girl" | Music Video

A little humour never goes amiss in Hip Hop, and alternative rap trio Das Racist have bounds of it. Their latest video for "Girl," taken from Relax [their full length project from last year], sees a male subject practically stalking the young lady he has fallen for over a period of time, from behind library bookshelves to yoga classes all while larking around in a dance studio, before finally friend requesting her on Facebook. Read more


Heems (of Das Racist) - 'Killing Time' | New Music

The ink may be still drying on Queens rap trio Das Racist's new one-album deal with Sony, but the new wave rappers avert the attention to their fruitful solo ventures. With Kool A.D. currently on the road for his solo tour, the perpetually laid back Heems stops by with some fresh studio produce, ironically titled "Killing Time".Read more


Das Racist sign one-album deal with Sony | Music News

While the indie route has served Queens-based rap trio Das Racist well, with releases like Shut Up, Dude, Sit Down, Man and last year's Relax LP contributing largely to their current success, Heems, Kool A.D. and Dapwell will be taking their unique talents to the big leagues next year, having signed a one-album deal with Sony.Read more


Heems x Mike Finito - 'Nehru Jackets (Instrumentals)' | Stream x Free Download

If you recall, Das Racist, the Queens, New York-based indie/hipster/better than most rap trio, agreed to temporarily break off for solo projects earlier this year, and puzzle piece Heems' offering was Nehru Jackets, released back in January. While Himanshu and his guests Danny Brown, Action Bronson, Mr. Muthafuckin' eXquire and Childish Gambino (among more) put on a damn good lyrical show, it was Mike Finito's buffet of Eastern-inspired bangers that really left an impression.Read more


Kool A.D. of Das Racist - 'Al Green' | Music Video

As if the music itself wasn't left of centre enough, Kool A.D., the slick-rhyming puzzle piece in the Das Racist trio, shows us how quirky he can get on the camera (not like that) for his recent free solo album, 51. Succeeding the hotel-bound, rain-making party (which included a chicken, not to forget) that was the "La Piñata" music video, here we have footage for Victor Vasquez's "Al Green" album cut.Read more


Kool A.D. of Das Racist announces solo tourdates, drops 'Exotische Kunst' ('New God Flow' freestyle)

Kool A.D., the slick rhyming puzzle piece in the Queens-based new wave rap trio, Das Racist, comes through with a pair of goodies today. First up, the emcee has announced a string of solo dates for an upcoming North American tour, taking place in July and August. The roadshow will feature support from Fat Tony, Lakutis, BBU and Main Attrakionz at various shows, and comes in support of his recently-released free album, 51.Read more


Das Racist f/ Roc Marciano - 'Roc Marciano Joint' (Dir. Dallas Penn) | Music Video

After giving The Alchemist and Meyhem Lauren's "Crushed Kremlin" a new look last month, internet famous blogger, personality and all-round hip-hopper Dallas Penn returns with his comic book reference points to give Das Racist and Roc Marciano's fittingly-titled "Roc Marciano Joint" its overdue set of visuals. The cut may be taken from the trio's 2010 mixtape, Sit Down, Man, but some footage from the X-Men cartoon series maintains the freshness.Read more


Das Racist x Talib Kweli - 'The Actual' (Prod. Amaze 88) | New Music

It's new NYC meets old NYC today as stylistic Queens reps Das Racist team up with veteran Brooklyn-bred lyricist Talib Kweli for "The Actual". Occupying turf somewhere between traditional East Coast boom bap and new wave erraticism (think MF DOOM), Amaze 88's instrumental serves as the meeting point for Kool A.D. and Heems' off-kilter rhymes with Kweli's masterful delivery.Read more


Meyhem Lauren f/ Action Bronson + Heems - "Special Effects" (Prod. Harry Fraud) | New Music


Meyhem Lauren, the big, round, burgeoning rapper from Queens, NY who sounds scarily like Christopher Wallace, rounded up his fellow indie heads in a hotel room during SXSW and called for a plan of action to piece together a dope rap song. "Special Effects" is what they came up, and it doesn't fall short of expectations.Read more


Kool A.D. (of Das Racist) - 'La Piñata' | Music Video


As if Kool A.D.'s brand new solo release 51 wasn't quirky enough, the Das Racist genius/comedian (delete as appropriate) only gives us a matter of days before transplanting the project in front of a camera. It's the "La Piñata" cut that's first in line - and yes, you're right, there is too much fun to be had with a title like that. Read more


Kool A.D. of Das Racist - '51' [Mixtape] | Stream x Free Download


As expected (now that's something you don't often hear with the quirky Das Racist folk), Kool A.D. releases his free mixtape, 51. With the previously leaked cut "Ticky Ticky" floating the net to help you ease into his eclectic project, the bearded lyricist serves up 51 in its entirety via Bandcamp. Read more


Mystikal interviewed by Kool A.D. of Das Racist [Video]


Hopefully you'll remember Noisey's unique new hip-hop chat show, Rap Show (if not, make your greetings here). Following the first episode which saw Das Racist's Heems sit down for a chat with Kendrick Lamar, it's his counterpart Kool A.D. who's playing host this time, with the now jail-bound Mystikal.Read more


Kool A.D. of Das Racist announces new album + drops "Ticky Ticky" f/ Main Attrakionz | Music News


Queens, New York's Das Racist are an odd bunch. That's not meant as an insult, more of a "these guys are the only ones truly going against the grain" observation. Having established themselves as a staple in the semi-sarcastic, semi-genius rap sub-genre (see: Lil B), the trio, comprised of Heems, Kool A.D. and loopy hypeman Dap, have planned to part ways temporarily to experiment with bars, verses and humour further as solo artists.Read more


Kendrick Lamar interviewed by Heems of Das Racist [Video]


For the uninitiated, Das Racist are pretty funny guys. The quasi-genius rap trio from Queens, comprised of Heems, Kool A.D. and hypeman-slash-lunatic Dap, were deemed funny enough by the people over at Noisey (which is in turn run by the people over at VICE) to be granted their own rap show, which is, fittingly enough, called Rap Show.Read more