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  1. Debut LP from Heems moves past Das RacistRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Mar 18 | Cavalier Daily

    ... in its communication and themes. "Eat Pray Thug" faces unfavorable odds. Formerly of the now-defunct rap group Das Racist, Himanshu "Heems" Suri must prove himself as an artist worth more than the humor in his past hit, "Combination Pizza Hut and ...

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  2. SXSW Live Shot: Action Bronson's Scoot Inn BBQThe rap on Texas-style brisket poutineRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Mar 19 | The Austin Chronicle

    ... follow-up to 2001 classic The Cold Vein . Doing little to promote new solo venture Eat Pray Thug , Heems of Das Racist was either doing an elaborate piece of performance art or was too fucked up to string together coherent thoughts. At one point, he ...

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  3. SXSW 2015 Day One: Best Laid Plans Go Awry [Action Bronson, The Cribs, PUJOL and More]Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Mar 19 | Nashville Scene

    ... Scoot Inn , as Action Bronson rapped his ass off for a crowd of hip-hop fans who'd also seen Heems (formerly of Das Racist), Grandmaster Flash , Curren$y , Cannibal Ox and a host of other legendary rap figures earlier in the day. I did manage to ...

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  4. Debut LP from Heems moves past Das Racist pastRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Mar 18 | Cavalier Daily

    ... in its communication and themes. "Eat Pray Thug" faces unfavorable odds. Formerly of the now-defunct rap group Das Racist, Himanshu "Heems" Suri must prove himself as an artist worth more than the humor in his past hit, "Combination Pizza Hut and ...

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  5. Heems captures life in NYC as a South Asian American in 'Eat Pray Thug'Read the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Mar 15 | Examiner.com

    If you take two Indian Americans and one Latin American and have them rap jocularly about anything and everything over avant garde hip hop beats, is there any chance they could be mainstream American stars? To be serious, the gentlemen of Das Racist probably never had the goal of becoming megastars, only making music that sounds different. Their only LP as a group, Relax , a near classic, resembles almost all there is about independent, experimental hip hop from its nerdy yet eloquent rap ponderings to the creative juices injected into the artful beats.

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  6. 'We Knew Things Were Different For Us': Heems On Rap, Race And IdentityRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Mar 13 | WNYC-AM New York

    Five years ago, when the words " Combination Pizza Hut and Taco Bell " were taking root in the pop culture consciousness, the last thing you might have expected from the people responsible was staying power. As it turned out, Das Racist was holding another card; with hip-hop as a medium and humor as a catalyst, the Brooklyn duo vaulted past its viral hit and into one of the more unusual and provocative careers in recent music history.

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  7. Heems moved back in with his parents on Long Island, playing 4/20 show at Baby'sRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Mar 12 | Brooklynvegan

    Earlier this week , former Das Racist member Heems put out his first official solo album, Eat, Pray Thug , and celebrated it that same day at Santos Party House. Anyone go? How was it? If you missed it, or just need another dose of Heems, he'll play NYC again on 4/20 at Baby's All Right .

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  8. Heems raps about being brown in post-9/11 America in latest albumRead the original story

    Thursday Mar 12 | The Badger Herald Online

    Many will remember that classic, obnoxious rap from the middle school years, "I'm at the Pizza Hut, I'm at the Taco Bell, I'm at the combination Pizza Hut and Taco Bell." For some time, this hook from Heems' former rap group Das Racist summed up his rap career.

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  9. Heems on Recording in India, Not Loving 2Pac and Moving Beyond Das RacistRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Mar 11 | RollingStone

    Eat Pray Thug , Himanshu Suri's first major release since his satirical art-rap trio Das Racist disbanded in 2012, is travelogue, break-up diary and political rant. He unspools a catalog of neuroses and braggadocio on "Sometimes" , harmonizes about lost sweaters on "Home" and ends the record, which he recorded in India, with a devastating account of the War on Terror.

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  10. Q&A: Heems on His Quest for Racial Identity and How Hip-Hop Gets Lost in Translation in AsiaRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Mar 10 | Spin

    When you walk into the Long Island house that Himanshu Suri shares with his parents, it's easy to forget that he's also Heems, the artist whose outsized personality used to make up one-third of the former SPIN cover-adorning rap group Das Racist. This Heems, who left the states after the group split up in 2012 on a self-imposed exile to tour Asia and India, is more soft-spoken, almost monk-like in his calm - a marked difference from the more frenetic rapper of days past.

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  11. Eat Pray ThugRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Mar 10 | RollingStone

    In his first album since the breakup of meta-rap trio Das Racist, the group's Himanshu Suri has stopped hiding "behind the humor and absurdity." That doesn't mean he doesn't still have great punchlines .

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  12. Album Of The Week: Heems Eat Pray ThugRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Mar 10 | Stereogum

    There are people who, at the mere mention of the name "Das Racist," will make a face like they smelled a fart. These people will then mention something about "that Pizza Hut song" - a wound from six years ago that apparently has not adequately healed yet.

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  13. Heems - "Step Aside"Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Mar 10 | Stereogum

    Today, the Queens rapper and former Das Racist member Heems releases Eat Pray Thug , his scorching, provocative, and excellent new solo album. This being release day, he's chosen today to share a synthy, off-kilter non-album track called "Step Aside."

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  14. What's going on Tuesday? (Cursive/Beach Slang, Heems, Big Eyes, The...Read the original story w/Photo

    Monday Mar 9 | Brooklynvegan

    ... too. Tonight's the first of three sold-out NYC shows. Heems, Sandunes, Rizzla @ Santos Party House Heems' post-Das Racist career has already yielded some great mixtapes and guest spots, and now his first official solo album is out today. This is the ...

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  15. New CDs in stores this weekRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Mar 9 | Milwaukee Journal-Sentinal

    ... and Courtney Love. Heems, "Eat Pray Thug" (Megaforce). Indian-American rapper Himanshu Suri, formerly an MC for Das Racist, doesn't need to "keep" it real: with rhymes about bigotry in New York City and the trials of drug abuse, he's ...

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  16. Heems Loses the "Brown Man's Burden" in New Album Eat Pray ThugRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 13, 2015 | Animal

    On Tuesday, ex-Das Racist member Himanshu Suri will release his debut solo album, Eat Pray Thug . Forging his own path, Heems departs from his former hip-hop group's serious-not-serious style, digging into darker social and political commentary in raps titled "Patriot Act" and "Suicide by Cop".

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  17. Exclusive: Hot Sugar's Cold World Poster PremiereRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Mar 6 | Collider

    ... Martin Starr ( Silicon Valley ), Jim Jarmusch ( Broken Flowers, Only Lovers Left Alive ), and former members of Das Racist . The film will have its world premiere on March 16th at SXSW Film Festival. Check out the poster below. From internationally ...

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  18. 15 best February 2015 singles: Blur, Speedy OrtizRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Mar 3 | 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.

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

    Tuesday Mar 3 | 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.

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  20. 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. ...

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