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  1. 15 best February 2015 singles: Blur, Speedy OrtizRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday | The Arizona Republic

    Check out this story on azcentral.com: http://azc.cc/1BDLORd February brought an early taste of Blur's first album with Graham Coxon on guitar since 1999, a great new Speedy Ortiz single and Heems stepping out from Das Racist in style. Here's a look at those singles and 12 other short-playing musical highlights of the month.


  2. With Eat Pray Thug, Heems Moves Past That Funny Rap Group With the Dumb NameRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday | The Village Voice

    It was in north Brooklyn that Himanshu Suri spent his post-collegiate years - a period that began in 2007 with the Wesleyan grad working on Wall Street and terminated, a half-decade later, with the dissolution of his surprise-hit hip-hop trio, Das Racist. The group had made him an unlikely big shot, but as it went, so too did Suri's closest friendships, his serious girlfriend, and, eventually, his bacchanalian ways.


  3. Stream Heems' Debut Solo Album, Eat Pray ThugRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Mar 2 | Paper Magazine

    ... identity and the space between spaces" -- Heems' debut covers a lot of ground. And through the lens of the former Das Racist rapper, who's described the album as "post-9/11 dystopian brown man rap," all of it feels personal, necessary and urgent. ...


  4. Stream Heems Eat Pray ThugRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Mar 2 | Stereogum

    The former Das Racist rapper Heems has recorded a couple of mixtapes since his group split up, but he hasn't made a proper, commercially-available debut album until now. Heems recorded Eat Pray Thug in Brooklyn and Mumbai, and it's been done for a while, with its release held up because of sample-clearance issues.


  5. First Listen: Heems, 'Eat Pray Thug'Read the original story

    Sunday Mar 1 | WNYC-AM New York

    ... rap. " Heems is the alter-ego of Queens, N.Y., native Himanshu Suri, the Indian-American MC formerly of the group Das Racist. The now disbanded trio made its mark on music with a pair of mixtapes that often read as skilled satire and send-ups of ...


  6. Nick Catchdubs announces debut LP, shares single ft. Heems and Troy Ave; Kool AD playing showsRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Feb 26 | Brooklynvegan

    Fool's Gold Records co-founder Nick Catchdubs has never actually put out a full-length solo album, but that will change on April 28 when he releases Smoke Machine . First single "Full House" features two regulars of NYC's rap scene, Troy Ave and ex-Das Racist member Heems .


  7. Hear Heems and Dev Hynes' Glimmering Break-Up Jam 'Home'Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Feb 19 | RollingStone

    Next month, ex-Das Racist rapper Heems will follow up his two stand-out mixtapes, Nehru Jackets and Wild Water Kingdom , with his first proper solo LP, the brilliantly titled Eat Pray Thug . According to the MC, its tone might be a little heavier than fans would expect.


  8. Heems - "Home"Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Feb 19 | Stereogum

    The release of Heems' Eat Pray Thug is rapidly approaching, but up until now we've only heard one song from the project, " Sometimes ." A second song is out there now: "Home" is the Das Racist alum's collaboration with Blood Orange's Dev Hynes, and it turned out better than I could have imagined.


  9. The Nine Best Concerts in New York This Weekend, 2/13/15Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday Feb 13 | The Village Voice

    ... and a pretty damn sick roster of DJs including Win Butler (Arcade Fire), Chris Tomson (Vampire Weekend), Dapwell (Das Racist), and Stefan Marolachakis (Caveman). The event coincides with various other NBA All-Star Weekend activities, meaning tickets ...


  10. Fusion and its high-profile staff are looking to set off a reactionRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Feb 2 | Mashable

    ... emphasis on social awareness. A story about the Super Bowl halftime show sits above a piece featuring Dapwell of Das Racist on "Williamsburg Racism." Fusion does not appear to be trying to completely reinvent the digital playbook, but rather fill ...


  11. 15 great songs for January '15: Stream EW's new playlistRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 21, 2015 | Entertainment Weekly's PopWatch

    ... stakes out her territory with raspy try-and-step-to-me defiance. The newly solo MC, formerly of rap hucksters Das Racist, spits light-speed low-self-esteem boasts ("Sometimes I hate compliments/They make me blush!") over a fidgety electro-hop ...


  12. DJ Windows 98 (aka Win Butler) DJing The Hold Steady's NYC show and...Read the original story w/Photo

    Jan 20, 2015 | Brooklynvegan

    ... surprises and guest DJ sets from Win Butler (Arcade Fire), Chris Tomson (Vampire Weekend), Dapwell (formerly of Das Racist), and Stefan Marolachakis (Caveman) will keep the party going throughout the night. Then the next night, he has his own ...


  13. This Trippy Music Video Shows How a Child's Life Would Look If They Only Saw the InternetRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 16, 2015 | Wired

    ... Koenig, who also directed the video. Koenig, who has done production work for hip-hop groups like The Roots and Das Racist, says the video's look - amateur 3-D rendering - is meant to be seen in juxtaposition to its theme. "I wanted to tackle a ...


  14. Happy Birthday, Wikipedia! 5 Songs Honoring the SiteRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 15, 2015 | Houston Press

    ... sites as it enters its awkward high school years. Here are five songs that have paid homage to Wikipedia. Das Racist, "Rainbow in the Dark" Das Racist is one of those groups that when I listen to them I think, "I love these guys! Why don't I own all ...


  15. Heems Unveils New Single & 'Eat, Pray, Thug' Release DateRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 8, 2015 | Billboard

    known for his work in the rap trio Das Racist , who broke up in 2012 -- put out a new single Thursday (Jan. 8) in advance of his solo debut, Eat, Pray, Thug . Hear "Sometimes" below. The single mixes a streamlined, propulsive bass line with rhythmic ...


  16. Heems Sets His Inner-Monologue Free in the Fast-Talking 'Sometimes'Read the original story w/Photo

    Jan 8, 2015 | Spin

    Das Racist co-founder Heems has unveiled an excellent solo track called "Sometimes," which is set appear on his upcoming debut album, Eat, Pray, Thug . Recorded in Bombay and Brooklyn, Eat, Pray, Thug features production from Dev Hynes, Harry Fraud , and others.


  17. Former Das Racist Rapper Heems is Back with a Fiery New Track, 'Sometimes'Read the original story

    Jan 8, 2015 | Paper Magazine

    Heems is gearing up to release his first commercial solo LP after a string of self-released mixtapes . The first single off the upcoming album, Eat, Pray Thug , is the excellent track "Sometimes," in which the former Das Racist rapper meditates on his heritage and identity.


  18. Now Hear this: Heems shifts perspectives, Ty Segall hoes downRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 8, 2015 | ChartAttack

    Himanshu Suri a.k.a. Heems, formerly of Das Racist , a.k.a. Deepak Choppa , has his debut non-mixtape solo album coming out. And perfectly in keeping with his Wu-Tang -esque alter ego indecisiveness, the first single is about the shifting, liminal space he inhabits as a South Asian/American, a Pitchfork-friendly rapper who collaborates with Blood Orange , a voice for identity politics who also appreciates a dope beat , and a hip-hop artist in the age of Drake .


  19. Heems announces debut solo LP ft. Blood Orange & others, shares new single "Sometimes"Read the original story w/Photo

    Jan 8, 2015 | Brooklynvegan

    ... we're likely getting albums from Kanye, Kendrick, Chance and A$AP Rocky this year.) Heems has stayed active since Das Racist broke up, releasing mixtapes and other things, but this will be his first official solo album. The album features guitar ...


  20. Heems - "Sometimes"Read the original story w/Photo

    Jan 8, 2015 | Stereogum

    The former Das Racist rapper Heems has recorded a few mixtapes since his old group broke up. But he's announced the impending release of Eat, Pray, Thug , which is both his first commercially released solo album and maybe the last thing he'll ever do in music.