Posts tagged "Heems"

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…
By: 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…
By: 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:…
By: 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…
By: 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.
By: 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…
By: 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…
By: 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. Mi…
By: 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 u…
By: Brandon Soderberg / June 20, 2013

Das Racist’s Former Members Are All Playing at a Museum

Das Racist's original members are reuniting ... in the same building, at different times, and not as "Das Racist." Heems is collaborating with New York'…
By: Chris Martins / April 5, 2013

Das Racist Dudes Drop Dueling Videos for ‘Moneyball’ and ‘Desi Shoegaze Taiko’

Former SPIN cover stars Das Racist may have called it quits in December, but Heems and Kool A.D. have been plenty busy since.
By: Chris Martins / February 22, 2013

Watch Heems Drone Alone in ‘Soup Boys’ Video

Welcome to the post-Das Racist world. Heems released his second solo mixtape Wild Water Kingdom prior to the hip-hop group's surprise December breakup,…
By: Daniel Kreps / January 22, 2013

Heems, ‘Wild Water Kingdom’ (Greedhead)

Released five months after his group Das Racist's first foray into sold-in-stores, all-samples-cleared, album-oriented rap, Heems' debut solo mixtape appeared in January as a much-welcome…
By: Nick Murray / November 28, 2012

No Trivia’s Friday Five: Black Hippy Deconstructs Drake

I think I wandered into a rap blogger version of a Beckett play the other night. I drove all around southern New Jersey on a…
By: Brandon Soderberg / August 18, 2012

No Trivia’s Friday Five: Gwyneth Paltrow <3s Chief Keef

Have you checked out Gwyneth Paltrow's "Summer Jams" playlist over at Jay-Z's Life + Times website? It's a slideshow with YouTube embeds of…
By: Brandon Soderberg / August 10, 2012

No Trivia’s Friday Five: Nasty Nas On Broadway!

Totally disagree with Noz and the Cocaine Blunts peanut gallery: At the very least, Nas' Life Is Good is, well, good. A few…
By: Brandon Soderberg / August 3, 2012

Rap’s Best of 2012, So Far

January and February were light on event records. Rick Ross' overrated Rich Forever seemed to demand we take it seriously simply because it's stuffed with…
By: Brandon Soderberg / February 28, 2012

First Spin: Lushlife Tackles ‘Adult Goth’ With Das Racist’s Heems

This week, prolific Philadelphia rapper Lushlife, otherwise known as Raj Haldar, is sharing his excellent No More Golden Days mixtape. It's a release steeped i…
By: David Bevan / October 24, 2011

Hear Das Racist’s Heems Guest on Small Black’s New Mixtape

On November 11th, Brooklyn chillwave cadets Small Black will release Moon Killer, a free mixtape whose moody, rain-spackled first listen, "Two Rivers," feature…
By: SPIN Staff / October 10, 2011