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  1. The Eight Best Concerts in New York This Week, 4/27/15Read the original story w/Photo

    58 min ago | The Village Voice

    ... Greenwich House Sound It Out Series. -- Jim Macnie Thursday, 4/30 Kool A.D. Santos Party House 7 p.m., $15 - $20 Das Racist may have broken up in 2012, but rappers Himanshu Suri(Heems) and Victor Vazquez ( Kool A.D. ) are still putting out their ...


  2. Former Das Racist Member Heems Calls Out White Rapper Lil Dicky For Being Racially InsensitiveRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Apr 17 | AllHipHop.com

    Philadelphia rapper Lil Dicky has built an online following from his comedic approach to making music. Dicky sometimes touches on racial issues like on his songs "White Crime" and "White Dude," but some of the Jewish jokester's quotes about race and Hip Hop culture have drawn criticism from former Das Racist member Himanshu "Heems" Suri.


  3. DVS - "Very Special Episode"Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Apr 15 | Stereogum

    DVS is a New York rapper with a punk rock past and connections within the Das Racist axis. He's ridiculously funny and charming, and he's got this great hoarse, attacking style.


  4. Made In Heights - "Forgiveness"Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Apr 14 | Stereogum

    LA duo Made In Heights is the joint project of alt-hip hop producer/ Das Racist collaborator Sabzi and singer Kelsey Bulkin. Their songs cover a spectrum of subdued electronic pop, with Sabzi's varied production approaches acting as the backdrop for Bulkin's sensual, crystal-clear vocals.


  5. Heems Sells Skin Whitening Cream to Eric Andre In 'Sometimes'Read the original story

    Tuesday Apr 7 | Paper Magazine

    On the heels of the release of his new album, Eat Pray Thug , rapper and former Das Racist member Heems just released a new music video for "Sometimes" starring Eric Andre, Hannibal Burress and former DR groupmate Dapwell. In the clip, which he also directed, Heems peddles a skin whitening cream in an infomercial.


  6. Heems - "Sometimes" VideoRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Apr 7 | Stereogum

    Last month, the former Das Racist rapper Heems released the tough, incisive, smart-as-hell solo album Eat Pray Thug . His new video for " Sometimes ," the album's absolute slapper of a first single, is a smart piece of comedy, a riff on the notoriously godawful Mike Myers movie The Love Guru that at least corrects that movie's use of brownface.


  7. Heems opens up wide on 'Eat Pray Thug'Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Apr 2 | Entertainment Weekly's PopWatch

    ... but the most likely one is "Combination Pizza Hut and Taco Bell." Released in late 2008 by Suri's former group Das Racist (alongside partner Victor "Kool A.D." Vazquez), "Combination" was one of the first songs not by an outsider artist (ie. Tay ...


  8. Radio Is Soulless. Can These Radicals Make It Great Again?Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Apr 1 | Wired

    ... British esoterica from the past and present. Ashok "Dapwell" Kondabolu, a member of underground rap phenomenon Das Racist, hosted a show called Chillin' Island. Superproducer Mark Ronson DJ'd a weekly show; Amy Winehouse popped in one afternoon as a ...


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

    Mar 18, 2015 | 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 ...


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

    Mar 19, 2015 | 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 ...


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

    Mar 19, 2015 | 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 ...


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

    Mar 15, 2015 | 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.


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

    Mar 13, 2015 | 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.


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

    Mar 12, 2015 | 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 .


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

    Mar 12, 2015 | 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.


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

    Mar 11, 2015 | 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.


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

    Mar 10, 2015 | 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.


  18. Eat Pray ThugRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 10, 2015 | 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 .


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

    Mar 10, 2015 | 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.


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

    Mar 10, 2015 | 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."