Tagged: Das Racist

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Kool A.D. Reaches Peak-Chill in the Video for “I’m On a Plane”

In March, the quietly prolific former Das Racist rapper and wise Grown Man Kool A.D. released Word O.K., along with a couple of videos for “Open Letter” and “Tight”; and today he shares a supremely … read more »

POSTED May 9, 2014 9:24PM IN MUSIC VIDEO TAGS: , , , ,

Download Kool A.D.’s New Album, Word O.K.

A couple of months ago, Grown Man Kool A.D. (a.k.a. Victor Vazquez) got bored and released a collection of album outtakes called Not O.K. and a video by “Bound 2″-director Nick Knight. Well, tonight he … read more »

POSTED March 20, 2014 2:54AM IN MUSIC NEWS Comments (2) TAGS: , , ,

Vampire Weekend f. Danny Brown, Heems and Despot, “Step (Remix”) MP3

“Happy New Year from Vampire Weekend.” January is the actually coldest month of the year, unbroken-up by any holiday or time off from work. Take solace in the sweater of this “wintertime” “Step” remix, for … read more »

POSTED January 2, 2014 4:55PM IN MP3 / STREAMS TAGS: , , , , , ,

Download KOOL A.D.’s 63 and 19 Mixtapes + Interview

63 and 19 are the second and third tapes, out of a planned four, that KOOL A.D.—the now-former member of Das Racist—will release in honor of bus lines in the Bay Area, where he grew … read more »

POSTED February 7, 2013 6:40PM IN MP3 / STREAMS, MUSIC INTERVIEWS Comments (14) TAGS: , ,

The FADER Presents: Listmania 2012!

Eight Thoughts on The “Classic” Status of Kendrick Lamar’s good kid, m.A.A.d city 8. XXL: “Kendrick Lamar’s major label debut is a future classic…” 7. FACT: “Listening to the seven minute Bildungsroman “Cartoons & Cereal” … read more »

POSTED December 20, 2012 11:40AM IN MUSIC NEWS Comments (15) TAGS: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Das Racist Break Up

Das Racist has broken up, Himanshu Suri aka Heems announced onstage this weekend at Munich’s On3 Festival, where the trio were schedule to perform. Appearing solo on behalf of the group, Heems asked onstage, “You … read more »

POSTED December 3, 2012 7:00PM IN MUSIC NEWS Comments (9) TAGS: , , ,

Download Heems’ Wild Water Kingdom Mixtape

Das Racist’s Himanshu Suri bka Heems has released his second mixtape of the year, Wild Water Kingdom. The tape, which is named after the Dorney Park-adjacent waterpark in Allentown, PA, a commercial-touchstone for anyone raised … read more »

POSTED November 14, 2012 3:40PM IN MP3 / STREAMS Comments (2) TAGS: , , , , , , , ,

The Things I Carry: Heems

We always like to know what some of our favorite artists carry in their purses (and man-purses)—the essential items that they need for touring or subway rides, the Grammys or any other thing that they … read more »

POSTED November 13, 2012 12:33PM IN STYLE NEWS Comments (7) TAGS: , , ,
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Meet the Ivy League Entrepreneur Who Made Millions for Rap Genius

A couple weeks ago, venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz announced they’d invested $15 million in Rap Genius, the crowd-sourced, click-baiting rap lyrics explanation site. Firm co-founder Marc Andreesen—creator of Netscape Navigator, Facebook board member and … read more »

POSTED October 29, 2012 5:04PM IN MUSIC NEWS Comments (14) TAGS: , ,

Download Issue’s Waves of Italy Mixtape

Issue, E-40’s teenage son, released his Waves of Italy mixtape today via his often cryptic and hilarious Twitter account. “Teaholics (The Rise),” the standout track produced by older brother Droop-E, is a heady seven-minute tea … read more »

POSTED October 2, 2012 5:33PM IN MP3 / STREAMS Comments (2) TAGS: , , ,