Das Racist- Combination Pizza Hut and Taco Bell
So there is something called anti-folk…is there now brewing both in America and Britain, Australia, and New Zealand, a new style that might be called anti-rap? Zip Hop? I think so. Brooklyn based Das Racist have made an addendum to this burgeoning genre with their EP We Made It. I don’t want to over state their brilliance, they are after all extremely repetitive, sophomoric, and hook driven, but their level of mockery convinces me that the duos mere existence is one big sarcastic, backhanded compliment to the presence of hip-hop in the mainstream, a genre that has begun to take itself too seriously. Himanshu Kumar and Victor Vazquez not only name artists who they love but those mainstream villains they think need to go home, including Ludacris and Eminem. It is hard for a style so steeped in insincerity to stay relevant, but for now I’m digging it. Go to their Myspace page and listen to Rainbow in the Dark. That track about sums them up. I am not sure if we’ll ever hear from Das Racist again, but I am extraordinarily happy I got to hear them at all.
“I’m at the Pizza Hut, I’m at the Taco Bell…”
04/14 – Brooklyn, NY @ Glasslands w/ Wild Yaks
04/16 – Middletown, CT @ Wesleyan w/ Acrylics and Francis & The Lights
04/18 – Brooklyn, The Shank w/ Bear Hands & Tony Castles