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[Hip-Hop] Heems – Sometimes

Heems
Sometimes

When Das Racist split up a few years back, it was unclear what kind of musical output we could expect from its members and, for a brief moment, it appeared that we’d be losing some of the freshest talent in hip-hop. Luckily, since that time, frontman Himanshu Suri aka Heems has remained active with his record label, Greedhead Music, putting out impressive solo mixtapes and making feature appearances on several top-notch projects. Last week, Heems shared a new track along with an official release date for his debut studio album, Eat. Pray. Thug.

“Sometimes” sees Heems in top form spitting over evolving, dynamic production from Gordon Voidwell that allows his stream-of-conscious flow to truly shine as he adjusts his cadence in a way that perfectly matches the motif of the song. In Suri’s own words, this track focuses on “dualities, identity and the space between spaces” using the title as a starting point to portray a unique, important and insightful racial perspective not commonly found in rap music. Eat. Pray. Thug. is out March 10th and can be pre-ordered on iTunes now. In the meantime, enjoy this phenomenal piece of musical commentary above.

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[Hip-Hop] Himanshu – Killing Time

Himanshu, aka Heems, of Das Racist has one of the most unique, goofy styles in hip-hop. On his most recent release, “Killing Time,” he goes in lyrically with an extremely intelligent and insightful stream of consciousness over the noisy and addicting production of Yorissey. The Queens-based artist transitions flawlessly between topics discussing everything from structural societal issues to his own personal tendency to not care what others think.

Das Racist is planning to release their second album early next year. In the meantime, stream and download this cut, which will be featured on Himanshu’s upcoming mixtape, Wild Water Kingdom, out this fall.

’Himanshu – Killing Time’
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