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Heems played a solo set at Elsewhere, debuted a new song (pics)

Heems did his verses from Swet Shop Boys and Das Racist songs, plus songs from his solo album Eat Pray Thug and new material. Continue reading…

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

3 months agoMusic / Indie Music : Stereogum

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 Charlottesville. And while he was on the show, Ahmed performed an a cappella version of "Sour Times," a song he wrote a decade ago about the demonization of Muslims in…

Outside Lands 2017 Sunday pics (The Who, Solange, Lorde, more)

Outside Lands wrapped up on Sunday with sets from The Who, Solange, Lorde, Action Bronson, Swet Shop Boys, Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs, Lee Fields and the Expressions, Kamaiyah, Khruangbin, James Vincent McMorrow, Bleachers, and more. Continue reading…

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

3 months agoMusic / Indie Music : Stereogum

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. It's extremely good in an extremely low-key way! It makes me want to listen to Your Old Droog's whole album, which is called Packs! Perhaps you will feel similarly after…

Joe Jonas, Tom Daley, and Ezra Koenig sex it up for Charli XCX’s “Boys” vid

4 months agoLGBT / Gay : Queerty

Also stripping it down: Mac DeMarco, Diplo, Rostam, Wiz Khalifa, D.R.A.M., Kaytranada, Stormzy, Riz Ahmed and Swet Shop Boys, Jack Antonoff, Mark Ronson, on and ON...

Watch Swet Shop Boys Make Their Debut TV Appearance on Colbert

5 months agoMusic / Indie Music : Stereogum

Swet Shop Boys -- the trans-Atlantic crew made up of Heems, Riz Ahmed, and producer Redinho -- made their television debut together on Colbert last night, performing "T5" from their debut full-length, Cashmere. Both Heems and Riz added new verses to the end of the song (and Heems shouted out the late Prodigy) that feel…

Heems Talks Asian-American Identity, Politics, and Food On Our Podcast

Himanshu Suri, aka HEEMS, is one-half of the rap duo Swet Shop Boys (along with actor Riz Ahmed, aka Riz MC), budding cook, and longtime activist. The Punjabi-Indian-American emcee was born in Queens, where he currently resides. From 2008-2012, he was part of the rap group Das Racist, formed during his time at Wesleyan University. […]

Classy Like A Ring-Necked Pheasant

5 months agoMusic / Rock & Pop : Fluxblog

Swet Shop Boys “Birding” My favorite thing about Heems as a rapper is his playfulness – he makes rapping sound like a fun game without tipping so far into nerdiness that he negates the swagger essential to nearly all great hip-hop. He seems to take great joy in finding a way to make a convincing […]

Swet Shop Boys Call Out Katy Perry Over “Swish Swish”

Swet Shop Boys performed at Primavera Sound’s Pitchfork stage earlier today. During their set, they paused their performance of “Swish Swish”—a song that appeared on their 2016 album Cashmere—to address Katy Perry. The pop star recently...Show More Summary

Five Notable Releases of the Week (5/26)

This week's Notable Releases include Brooklyn rapper Jimi Tents' powerful sophomore album, Evan Weiss' band Pet Symmetry's Polyvinyl debut, Swet Shop Boys' fired-up EP, and more. Continue reading…

Swet Shop Boys – “Zombie”

6 months agoMusic / Indie Music : Stereogum

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 wide release to Sufi La, the previously vinyl-only EP that they dropped on Record Store Day. We've already posted the early track "Thas My Girl," and now they've also shared…

Heems – “My Ting”

6 months agoMusic / Indie Music : Stereogum

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 follows "Adults With Privates," which Heems debuted on the Viceland show Gaycation. "My Ting" is a woozy, hook-heavy love song produced by Truth, and Heems tweeted that it's a demo.

Swet Shop Boys Share “Thas My Girl,” An Energetic Ode To Being Cuffed

The group’s Record Store Day EP Sufi La is getting a wider release this month.

Swet Shop Boys streaming "Thas My Girl" off 'Sufi La' EP

Swet Shop Boys released the Sufi La EP as a Record Store Day exclusive, and it's getting a proper release on May 26. They just digitally released a new track from it, "Thas My Girl"... Continue reading…

Swet Shop Boys – “Thas My Girl”

6 months agoMusic / Indie Music : Stereogum

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. On Record Store Day last month, they followed it up with a six-song vinyl-only EP called Sufi La. And later this month, that EP will get a proper release. They've…

Pop Montreal: initial lineup & tickets

Among the artists playing this year: Thee Oh Sees, Austra, Weyes Blood, Ja Som, The Besnard Lakes, Royal Trux, RZA, Swet Shop Boys, Hurray for the RIff Raff, The Dears (performing No Cities Left in full), Elza Soares, Jessy Lanza, Mount Eerie, Public Service Broadcasting, Lady Miss Kier, the return of Think About Life, and more. Continue reading…

Balkan Beat Box on tour; Heems opening Brooklyn show

Balkan Beat Box's tour lands at Brooklyn Steel this Friday, with former Das Racist (and current Swet Shop Boys) member Heems opening. Continue reading…

Aasif Mandvi, Connie Britton Perform at ‘Deportation Jamboree’ for Refugees

7 months agoNews : Newsweek: US

Wanda Skyes, Swet Shop Boys and Lewis Black all performed at the benefit.

Coachella 2017, Weekend 2 in Photos (Saturday)

Lady Gaga, Gucci Mane (with 50 Cent, Chief Keef, A$AP Rocky and Playboi Carti), Warpaint, Schoolboy Q, Future, Royksopp, Thundercat, Roisin Murphy, Downtown Boys, Car Seat Headrest, Mitski, Swet Shop Boys, Nicolas Jaar, and others played Saturday of weekend 2 at Coachella. Continue reading…

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