Spotlight: Das Racist

Lately we’ve mentioned some Wes-related music acts in passing, but not in detail. Here is further explication, most of which is lifted shamelessly from Aural Wes, which naturally is on the ball with these musical sorts of things.

Das Racist, described by the Guardian as “a self-styled ‘slacker-art-rap Dutchpop world music band with mad street cred'”, has been racking up some Internet attention.

Case in point: a few months ago the top Google search hits for “das racist” were links to various people being oppressed, and now they’re all about these guys:

DAS RACIST, the inspired, hilarious, and totally fucking brilliant collaboration of Himanshu Suri ’07 and Victor Vazquez ’06, deserve our attention these days. After all, here at Wesleyan we are all about the next big thing, and right now the next big thing is really clever, really hungry, and definitely stoned. And it sounds a little like this:

The best rapper is Eminem
I’m not even joking, the best rapper is Eminen
Just joking, the best rapper is me and him
Our rap band is called Das Racist, we’re back again
And I don’t really like that dude, Eminem
And I’ma probably say his name again, Eminem
Catch me in the club, eating M&Ms
I’m on the train walking around selling M&Ms
It’s also nice that the boys keep it in the fam, with tracks produced by Leif (known by friends, lovers, fans as Khalif Diouf ’11) and Harrison Schaaf ’11.

Their biggest hit thus far, “Pizza Hut Taco Bell“, is what I imagine it’s like to be stoned, hungry, and lost in Queens, without a car but with a very rhythmic case of tinnitus. Get more on MySpace, and check out Hima’s blog, Gordon Gartrelle.

Aural Wes: let’s talk about it
MySpace: Das Racist
Gordon Gartrelle
I Smell Like Money: Das World Premiere

42 thoughts on “Spotlight: Das Racist

  1. Anonymous

    this band would be great if I was 12 and quoting hilarious raps with my brother [that 1:22 probably wrote when they were 6] at some stupid soccer game that our sister was in but mostly sat on the bench for because she was not particularly athletic or coordinated. merry christmas, you horrible fucks.

  2. Anonymous

    this band would be great if I was 12 and quoting hilarious raps with my brother [that 1:22 probably wrote when they were 6] at some stupid soccer game that our sister was in but mostly sat on the bench for because she was not particularly athletic or coordinated. merry christmas, you horrible fucks.

  3. Anonymous

    what are you into now 1:22, auto-erotically asphyxiating yourself, throbbing gristle on full-blast? shithead.

  4. Anonymous

    what are you into now 1:22, auto-erotically asphyxiating yourself, throbbing gristle on full-blast? shithead.

  5. Anonymous

    I love the name… not so much the annoyingly bad music. Best of luck to these guys, but if they intend on getting somewhere with this they should really try recording shit that isn’t totally inane and hard to listen to.

  6. Anonymous

    I love the name… not so much the annoyingly bad music. Best of luck to these guys, but if they intend on getting somewhere with this they should really try recording shit that isn’t totally inane and hard to listen to.

  7. Anonymous

    I couldn’t listen to more than 10 seconds of any of their myspace songs. but I like posts like these.

  8. Anonymous

    I couldn’t listen to more than 10 seconds of any of their myspace songs. but I like posts like these.

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