Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Das Racist "Shut Up, Dude"

Hailing from Brooklyn NY, the dynamic duo that goes by the name Das Racist is freaking awesome. They just released their first mixtape (or album in disguise) "Shut Up, Dude" and it's one of the freshest rap or hip hop releases of 2010 so far. Hey... OK, it certainly isn't your average hip hop styles. It's filled with quirky remarks, references and most of all, it sounds like a lot of fun!

To quote Das Racist:
"We’re not making music that’s instantly appealing. We dabble with nonsequitors, dadaism, repetition, repetition. We make dance music while talking about not-dancey things. We say things that on the surface can seem pretty dumb but it’s a mask on some Paul Laurence Dunbar shit for actual discontent with a lot of shit in the world. Further, not a lot of people want to hear rappers talk about Dinesh D'Souza being a punk, Eddie Said, Gayatri Spivak being dope or even know who they are. A lot of people hear Pizza Hut Taco Bell and then have preconceived notions about our entire body of work that fall pretty flat."

listen to: Das Racist - You Oughta Know

and download the full mixtape here!