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  1. Rapper Le1f Finds Struggle And Moral Diversity In American MusicRead the original story w/Photo

    9 hrs ago | New Hampshire Public Radio -

    ... ballet, and while attending Wesleyan University in Connecticut, he began producing hip hop with the group Das Racist. His most recent album called " Riot Boi " has been called "forward thinking" with wordplay and writing that explores what it means ...


  2. Le1f to Play One-Off Auckland Show in JanuaryRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Nov 23 | Scoop

    ... Grrl Movement and artists like M.I.A. and Missy Elliott . Le1f started off producing beats for the influential Das Racist hip-hop group, where his talents quickly caught the attention of US label Greedhead Music and led to the release of his debut ...


  3. Q&A: Heems Talks About His Label Split and Three - Yes, Three - Upcoming AlbumsRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 21, 2015 | Spin

    Himanshu Suri, better known to the rap world as Heems, finally put out his official solo debut, Eat Pray Thug , this past March after a pair of wonderful mixtapes in 2012 - the slightly psychedelic Wild Water Kingdom and the densely funny Nehru Jackets . In his viciously funny ex-group, Das Racist, he was mostly known for clever, half-straight-faced, half-satirical rhymes that name-checked Dwight Schrute and Mark Ruffalo, but Thug is one of 2015's most sobering meditations on race in America this side of To Pimp a Butterfly , which was released to deafening acclaim around the same time.


  4. Rapper Heems pens op-ed about decision to perform in Paris tonightRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Nov 17 | Entertainment Weekly's PopWatch

    Himanshu Suri, the former member of rap group Das Racist who performs as Heems, has published an op-ed in Vice about his decision not to cancel his concert in Paris tonight as a reaction to the terrorist attacks that occurred in the city Friday. "I believe in the power of music," Suri wrote.


  5. Read Heems' Editorial About His Decision To Perform In Paris TonightRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Nov 17 | Stereogum

    ... to play their scheduled show ; Titus Andronicus opted to cancel . And in a new editorial for Vice , the former Das Racist rapper Heems writes about why he's decided to play his scheduled Paris show tonight. Earlier this year, Heems released Eat Pray ...


  6. Heems TV Show Eyes Fresh Off The Boat Producer, Mindy Project ActorRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 13, 2015 | Stereogum

    Back when we reported that erstwhile Das Racist rapper Himanshu Suri, the performer otherwise known as Heems, was in the process of writing a sitcom pilot based on his life for Fox, Tom compared it in passing to Fresh Off The Boat , the hit show inspired by the life of celebrity chef Eddie Huang. Now it turns out the Heems series might employ one of the producers from Huang's show.


  7. Songs We Love: Brownout, 'La Raza'Read the original story w/Photo

    Oct 12, 2015 | National Public Radio

    ... Chicano experience; Nina Dioz, an explosive female MC from Monterrey, Mexico; and Afro-Cuban MC Kool AD (from Das Racist ) and his DJ, the Chicago-born Amaze 88. It is short blast of brilliance, like visiting an old friend whom you haven't seen for ...


  8. A Heems-Inspired Show Starring Utkarsh Ambudkar May Be Coming To FOXRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 30, 2015 | Paper Magazine

    Fox has just given a script commitment to a new comedy series dubbed Eat Pray Thug, which is based on former Das Racist member Himanshu Suri's life and stars Utkarsh Ambudkar. Based on Heem's own life as a rapper who's chosen to live with his parents in Queens, it comes from Fresh Off The Boat co-executive producer Sanjay Shah and should be an intimate look at the South Asian-American experience, which has been ignored by network TV for too long.


  9. Utkarsh Ambudkar To Star In Fox Comedy 'Eat Pray Thug' Inspired By Rapper HeemsRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 28, 2015 | Deadline

    ... Boat co-executive producer Sanjay Shah , with Based on the real life of rapper Heems (formerly of hip-hop group Das Racist) and his relationship with his parents who live with him in Queens, Eat Pray Thug centers on a successful rapper (Ambudkar) ...


  10. Review: Childbirth Gleefully Skewer Men's Wrongs on 'Women's Rights'Read the original story w/Photo

    Sep 28, 2015 | Spin

    ... double that of 2014's It's a Girl ) pick up the mantle of Funniest Band That Matters from the sadly departed Das Racist. With love to the clueless-straights anthem "How Do Girls Even Do It?" ("Do you use your fingers?"), It's a Girl had one absolute ...


  11. Heems - "Pop Song (Games)" Video + "Coconut Oil (London)"Read the original story w/Photo

    Sep 25, 2015 | Stereogum

    Heems, formerly of Das Racist, released the very good and sorely underrated solo album Eat Pray Thug earlier in the year. And now, after making videos for " Sometimes " and " Damn Girl ," he's got a new one for the smeary club track "Pop Song ."


  12. Rapper slams 'Islamophobia' in clock arrestRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 18, 2015 | Click Orlando

    ... nclude substance abuse and mental health, and is known for being a member of the former alternative hip-hop group Das Racist. "When you're a person of color, life is inherently political ... whether you think of it in those terms or not," he said.


  13. Le1f Gets Surreal and Bubbly on Trippy 'Koi' VideoRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 29, 2015 | RollingStone

    ... PC Music's SOPHIE. Le1f has been bubbling since 2008, starting out as a producer for avant-garde hip-hop group Das Racist before moving on to solo work upon his release of his 2012 mixtape Dark York . (The Liquid and Hey EPs would soon follow.) The ...


  14. Your Weekend AgendaRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 26, 2015 | New York Magazine

    ... kickoff show on Friday; the free Late Night Basement show on Friday, featuring Seaton Smith and Heems (Das Racist); and First Comes Love , a show where comedians act out adult-film scenes onstage. The special guest is Ron Jeremy. This should be ...


  15. Heems Says Fox Is Producing A Sitcom About HimRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 26, 2015 | Stereogum

    If the life of celebrity chef Eddie Huang can become the basis for a hit sitcom , then the life of Heems should get a shot at becoming the same. Heems, the former Das Racist rapper, is an extremely funny motherfucker when he wants to be.


  16. 10 Reasons Why You Need To Experience Afropunk Fest: Present By The Odd SideRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 22, 2015 | AllHipHop.com

    ... moments here. Afropunk is the type of place where many have seen hip hop performances ranging from Jean Grae to Das Racist. It is also the type of place where you see moments like this happen: Along with a diverse lineup of artists comes a diverse ...


  17. If I Were URead the original story

    Apr 7, 2015 | San Diego CityBEAT

    FYF Fest is taking place later this month in L.A., and a lot of its bands will be hitting San Diego. Cold Cave is the first, and their dark synth-pop sound is best heard in a more intimate, dark space Chris Isaak made an appearance in Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me, but I've always thought of his music more like the unofficial soundtrack to David Lynch productions Heems used to be an emcee in the ultra-clever but short-lived group Das Racist, but his solo material shows even more versatility Mavis Staples is a treasure.


  18. Friday, Aug. 28: Late Night Basement: Special BKCF EditionRead the original story

    Aug 20, 2015 | The Brooklyn Paper

    Brooklyn Comedy Fest's edition of Late Night Basement, hosted by Chris Rose, features stand-up by and interviews with Heems of Das Racist, "Be Here Nowish" creators, Seaton Smith , and more! You agree that you, and not BrooklynPaper.com or its affiliates, are fully responsible for the content that you post. You agree not to post any abusive, obscene, vulgar, slanderous, hateful, threatening or sexually-oriented material or any material that may violate applicable law; doing so may lead to the removal of your post and to your being permanently banned from posting to the site.


  19. Heems w/Spank Rock Tonight at Exit/InRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 6, 2015 | Nashville Scene

    For five days in March, Himanshu "Heems" Suri had the best rap record of the year locked down. On Eat Pray Thug , the former Das Racist member abandoned the wanton goofiness of songs like "Combination Pizza Hut and Taco Bell" in favor of a masterful collection of tracks that earnestly tackle what it's like to be South Asian in post-9/11 America, and the struggle of defining your identity when everyone else is defining it for you.


  20. Today's EventsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 31, 2015 | The Austin Chronicle

    ... from most of 2015. It put the rapper in an ideal space to storytell from a unique perspective, away from his Das Racist beginnings. Also an actor and art curator, Suri continues to advocate for South Asian communities. You're cordially invited to ...