Das Racist explains “blipsters”

Online magazine The Root has this embarrassingly unironic article about the rise of black hipsters, or… blipsters, thus somewhat legitimizing a term that probably should not have become a serious thing.

One Himanshu Kumar explains the advent of black people wearing tight pants to readers:

“You can’t really wear sagging jeans without being embarrassed on your skateboard,” says Himanshu Kumar of the band Das Racist.

[…] Das Racist, a hipsterish band comprised of Queens-born Kumar and San Francisco-born Victor Vazquez, matches hyphy dance beats with lyrics about “the combination Pizza Hut and Taco Bell” that could speak for the ‘hood or the nearest gated community. And why choose? “A lot of this all [comes] from a resurgence of ‘80s culture into the boring modern day; across races—tight jeans and bright clothing aren’t distinctly un-hip-hop, so to speak,” Kumar says.

Ok. Now we know.

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Anyway, Das Racist is in the running to be Artist of the Month in Deli Magazine, a site about the NYC music scene – vote here if you are so inclined. You can also get a free download of the Pizza Hut Taco Bell remix here at Playboy.com (of all places) if you don’t yet have it.

The Root: The Rise of the Black Hipster

18 thoughts on “Das Racist explains “blipsters”

  1. Anonymous

    it’s nice to have these das racist things concentrated into one post instead of having three different ones for each in a row. that would be too much das racist.

  2. Anonymous

    it’s nice to have these das racist things concentrated into one post instead of having three different ones for each in a row. that would be too much das racist.

  3. Anonymous

    i think wigger doesnt work because it ends with igger.

    blipster is fine. cuz its a distinct style. see: the cool kids

  4. Anonymous

    i think wigger doesnt work because it ends with igger.

    blipster is fine. cuz its a distinct style. see: the cool kids

  5. Anonymous

    #5

    No, I wouldn’t. Because that’s a stupid word that makes me sound dumb when it comes out of my mouth.

  6. Anonymous

    #5

    No, I wouldn’t. Because that’s a stupid word that makes me sound dumb when it comes out of my mouth.

  7. Anonymous

    it’s not really offensive people need to stop being so offended. i’m sure you’d say wigger.

  8. Anonymous

    it’s not really offensive people need to stop being so offended. i’m sure you’d say wigger.

  9. Anonymous

    Can we please stop with combining two unrelated (well in this case they’re partly related, but I assume that’s a coincidence) things in one post? Thank you

  10. Anonymous

    Can we please stop with combining two unrelated (well in this case they’re partly related, but I assume that’s a coincidence) things in one post? Thank you

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