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03.09.15 Prachi Gupta

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”. But devout fans will recognize, all jokes aside, that Heems […]

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02.09.15 Aymann Ismail

Himanshu “Heems” Suri, who goes by moniker Deepak Choppa these days, is celebrating his first solo album since his rap group Das Racist disbanded in 2012. He kicked things off with an exhibit at New York’s Aicon Gallery titled “Eat Pray Thug” after Suri’s upcoming album of the same name. The show, which opened on […]

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04.09.14 Andy Cush

Ordinarily, we wouldn’t encourage you to look at advertisements in your free time, but this Japanese-market Vitamin Water spot is an easy exception. Soundtracked by a goofily catchy new song about NYC by former Das Racist guy and all-around great rapper Heems (“New/plus York/equals New York!”), a dude with a weird turntable/boombox hybrid for a […]

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12.03.12 Andy Cush

At a festival in Munich this weekend, Das Racist‘s Heems delivered some bittersweet news from the stage. “You guys wanna know the secret?” he said. “Alright, so I’m going to do some Das Racist songs, but Das Racist is breaking up and we’re not a band anymore.” The next day, DR partner Kool AD responded […]

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10.30.12 Irina Dvalidze

Their 80s fandom funnies are nothing new, but the aesthetic in the latest Das Racist video for Girl is full on with Karate Kid meets Footloose meets every Bollywood film ever. It might border a little too much on MJ’s Thriller-side with all the stalking the lead dancer does in the video, but the winning crotch thrusting moves […]

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08.21.12 Andy Cush

Himanshu Suri, better known as Heems of Das Racist, has long been an advocate for Queens’s Richmond Hill and South Ozone Park neighborhoods, which lie in an area heavily populated by South Asian and Indo-Caribbean immigrants. Heems, who’s of Indian descent, is originally from Richmond Hill. He sits on the board of SEVA NY, a […]

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09.21.11 Myles Tanzer

Brooklyn MC Mr. Muthafuckin eXquire has a killer new video out for his song “The Last Huzzah” which features Despot, Das Racist, Danny Brown, and El-P. […]

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