If you told me four years ago that in 2012 the president of the United States would take part in an AMA (Ask Me Anything) on Reddit, I would have said that you’re full of shit. If you have told me four years that in 2012 a member of Das Racist would take part in an AMA on Reddit, I would have said that that seems exactly like something that would probably happen.
Wild Water Kingdom out today. About 2-3 PM. Doing a REDDIT AMA today at 4 PM. Ask me anything!
— Himanshu K. Suri (@HIMANSHU) November 14, 2012
Enter Heems (Himanshu Suri ’07) on the day he’s dropping Wild Water Kingdom, the follow-up to last winter’s excellent Nehru Jackets. (Heems is still awaiting approval from fellow Wes alum Le1f, according to this tweet.) In approximately ten minutes, the rapper will be live on Reddit, joining the ranks of celebrities Woody Harrelson (my personal favorite), Trent Reznor, Dave Dederer, and The Onion’s editorial staff to answer your questions:
My band Das Racist made some music, you can listen to it on Spotify. My sophomore solo album drops today, you can download it for free here. It’s called Wild Water Kingdom and it’s influenced primarily by India, New York, and Jamaica and features production from Harry Fraud, Keyboard Kid, Beautiful Lou, and more. I talked about making the record and being a brown person in rap music for Rolling Stone recently. This is my Tumblr. I’ll be here from 4pm – 6pm EST to answer your questions. Here’s me confirming this is me.
It’ll be another four and a half years before Heems is back on campus for his class reunion, so this is probably your opportunity to ask him about Wesleyan (or Bard Art College as the case may be). What was his favorite Summerfields special? What was 200 Church like back on the day? Most surreal part of attending his five-year reunion?
Get at Heems here until 6 pm.
Heems has yet to answer a question in his own AMA but Kool AD is in there tearing it down reddit.com/user/CurLyy
— Seth J (@Seth_Balm) November 14, 2012