The guys in Das Racist wear a lot of hats, and not just jester’s caps. Joke-rap? Sure. Toke-rap? Okay. Coke-rap? At the right party, perhaps. But Himanshu “Heems” Suri and Victor “Kool A.D.” Vazquez don’t get enough credit for what they’re best at: folk-rap. Which, in their case, means lyrics that shine light on societal injustice via an endless stream of knee-slappers, layered cultural nods only decodable through the eye of a bong, and beats readymade for an all-night indoor slalom.
Das Racist's Himanshu Suri, aka Heems, posted a new track on his Nehru Jackets Tumblr late yesterday. "Womyn aka HITCH (Demo?)" is both ode to romcom philosophies and part of a freshly recorded, Mike Finito-produced project Suri has... Read Post
Because of course he did, Himanshu Suri (aka Heems) of stoner dissertation rap duo Das Racist decided to liven up a snowy winter by slowing down, cutting up, and rapping over Katy Perry’s ultimate summer anthem “Teenage Dream.”Conti... Read Post
Himanshu Suri—better known as Heems—is a bright guy with a big mouth, as adept at popping off on Twitter rants as he is crafting verses as one-third of the literate, absurdist rap group Das Racist. Suri’s brain doesn’t have an “off”... Read Post