It all started with an ode to fast food. Now, three years later, with their debut album dropping on September 13, Das Racist is finally proving they’re more than just catchy hooks and glib pop culture references. Before their recent slot at the Pitchfork Music Festival, Himanshu “Heems” Suri and Victor “Kool A.D.” Vazquez, a pair of whip-smart Wesleyan grads who met in a Students of Color for Social Justice-themed dorm, stopped to consider alternative vocations, “Combination Pizza Hut and Taco Bell,” and what their famous song means for Yum! Brands. That would be the multinational corporation that owns Pizza Hut and Taco Bell, of course.
Reminder: Das Racist will be performing at Bumbershoot. Seriously.
Anticipated Album Alert: Das Racist Relax
Out September 13th on Greedhead Music
02 Michael Jackson
03 Brand New Dance
04 Middle of The Cake
06 Shut Up, Man [ft. El-P]
07 Happy Rappy
08 Bootyin the Air
09 Power [ft. Danny Brown & Despot]
10 Punjabi Song [ft. Bikram Singh]
12 Rainbow in the Dark
13 The Trick
We have a hunch you’ll hear some tunes from this new album when Das Racist plays Bumbershoot Sunday, September 4th.
Das Racist hails from Brooklyn, New York as a self-described “weed edge/hare krishna hard core/art rap/freak folk music trio.” The group has been celebrated as a refreshing and urgent new voice within its generation of hip hop artists for their witty and complex sense of humor. Their lyrics weave together pop culture references with subversive social commentary to create mind-blowing, gut-busting tracks.
Take a listen here to Das Racist’s Sit Down, Man and download the 20-track album for free.