Heems

Swet Shop Boys Get Racially Profiled by the TSA in New Video for “T5″

Swet Shop Boys, the hip-hop duo composed of the former Das Racist member Heems and The Night Of actor Riz Ahmed a.k.a. Riz MC, have released their…
Josh Rosenberg / September 29, 2016

Swet Shop Boys (Heems and Riz Ahmed) Are at It Again With ‘Tiger Hologram’

As HBO's The Night Of rolls toward its climax, lead actor Riz Ahmed (known on the mic as Riz MC) is gearing up to release a new…
Brian Josephs / August 17, 2016

Heems and Riz MC (Riz Ahmed From ‘The Night Of’) Reunite as Swet Shop Boys, Release New Single ‘T5′

On HBO's The Night Of, actor Riz Ahmed plays a college boy who gets wrapped up in a murder after being too thirsty during a night…
Brian Josephs / August 2, 2016

Q&A: Heems Talks About His Label Split and Three — Yes, Three — Upcoming Albums

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…
Dan Weiss / November 18, 2015

Heems Says Fox Bought the Rights to Produce a Sitcom About His Life

Heems, an outspoken rapper and lifelong Queens resident, tweeted on Wednesday that 20th Century Fox has bought the rights to his life story…
James Grebey / August 26, 2015

Heems Dances in an Art Gallery in New ‘Damn Girl’ Video

New York rapper Heems shared the second music video from his critically acclaimed recent solo album Eat Pray Thug, this time for the sorrowful anti-breakup song "Damn Bitch." The short…
James Grebey / June 9, 2015

Heems’ ‘Sometimes’ Video Hawks a Faux Skin-Whitening Paste

In Heems' wildly entertaining new video for "Sometimes" — off the former Das Racist member's recent solo project, Eat Pray Thug — the rapper takes things…
Brennan Carley / April 7, 2015

SXSW 2015: The 21 Best Things We Saw in Austin

Now that Austin's South By Southwest is wrapped up and (nearly) out of our systems, we should take a moment to reflect on the massive…
SPIN Staff / March 23, 2015

Review: Heems Confronts His (And Hip-Hop’s) Dualities on the Surprisingly Mournful ‘Eat Pray Thug’

Why does it seem like only the best bands break up? Perhaps because the weight of what they made was too great for their shoulders:…
Dan Weiss / March 11, 2015

Q&A: Heems on His Quest for Racial Identity and How Hip-Hop Gets Lost in Translation in Asia

When you walk into the Long Island house that Himanshu Suri shares with his parents, it's easy to forget that he's also Heems, the artist…
Beejoli Shah / March 10, 2015

Heems Sets His Inner-Monologue Free in the Fast-Talking ‘Sometimes’

Das Racist co-founder Heems has unveiled an excellent solo track called "Sometimes," which is set appear on his upcoming debut album, Eat, Pray, Thug. Recorded in…
Rachel Brodsky / January 8, 2015

Heems and Riz MC Are Swetshop Boys on ‘Benny Lava’

Whaaaat? Yes, Himanshu Suri — a.k.a. Heems, best known from the sadly defunct New York rap upsetters (and former SPIN cover stars) Das Racist —…
Marc Hogan / March 25, 2014

See Yoko Ono Dance With ?uestlove, Beastie Boys, and Ira Glass

Even a "Bad Dancer" should have a good dancing partner, and Yoko Ono finds hers in ?uestlove above. The two share an endearingly awkward slow…
Chris Martins / November 4, 2013

No New Friends: Invite-Only Music Festivals On Upswing

Music festival fans had it good in 2013. As proven by SPIN's lengthy Festlove master list, there's no shortage of concert showcases. Miss Paul McCartney…
Kyle McGovern / October 17, 2013

No Trivia’s Rap Songs of the Week: Kanye West Probably Needs a Fact Checker

Heems "Turn Me On"Since the break-up of his joking-not-joking group Das Racist, Himanshu Suri has been on a rather fascinating contrarian-art journey. He followed up…
Brandon Soderberg / June 20, 2013
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