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Fast on the heels of Heems’ Nehru Jackets mixtape comes the next solo venture from the Das Racist camp. This time around, it’s the bearded homie Vic aka KOOL A.D. dropping 51, a 22-track-deep tape. On it, Vic stays true to his bi-coastal nature; like a musical colossus of Rhodes, he’s got one foot firmly rooted in the Bay, and the other planted somewhere in central Brooklyn.
And it works well – if anything, 51 is a testament to the fact that it’s possible to find common threads in the #based movement and the Nu York underground sounds, two technically distinct approaches to hip hop that haven’t seen a ton of crossover. Not an easy thing to do, and it requires the right person with the right vision. Vic’s done it once here, and the question now is who can take it the next step of the way.
And for the record: the Bay represents with verses from Main Attrakionz, Green Ova and Boots Riley from the Coup, and production from Amaze 88 and one of my personal favorites, Trackademicks. NYC is repped by Heems, Meyhem Lauren and Kassa Overall, and backed by beats from Mike Finito, Ketchphrase and more. It’s a packed house.
Black history month? Black history light years! Here’s a project that just came out today from a clique out of Chicago called BBU. It’s a 17 track mixtape named after lauded poet and laureate bell hooks and somehow mashes up black history with internet blister hop. There’s comedy here, a cameo from Das Racist, production by the Hood Internet and a different side of rap than most people might expect.
This isn’t meant to sound like Southside Chicago hip-hop or be all R.B.G. Dead Prez rap either but it does exist on the fringes of both styles. Listen and glisten at your own leisure.
It’s rapidly becoming Das Racist week here on Last Night’s Mixtape. And that’s okay. Today’s the day Sit Down, Man, the Das Racist x Mad Decent x Mishka massive mixtape comes out. We’ve been looking forward to today for a long while, and now that it’s here, we’re not about to look this gift horse squarely in the mouth. Or something.
Point is: Sit Down, Man kills, pulling together some of our favorite producers, including big names like Boi-1Da and Diplo, as well as some of our favorite up-and-comers (and people) Sabzi, Gordon Voidwell, and Kassa Overall. The end result is a classic DR creation, mixing Paul Bunyan-esque leaps of mental connection with well-placed guest spots from the stable of highly-appreciated heavy hitters like El-P and Roc Marciano.
Basically, having DR and Mad Decent come together to create something is a big win in my book. Looking forward to hearing much more of this, methinks. Also, SEE YOU ON OCTOBER 1ST.
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Aw yeah. Shut up dude, the long-awaited mixtape from the homies Das Racist dropped official-like today. And it’s that good good! It’s only fitting that after a long weekend of good times with those dudes during their stay in Seattle, we’re able to spread their latest, and to date greatest (only?), offering.
At 19 tracks long, it covers a lot of ground, from the redonk openning of Who’s That Brown to nuggets, remixes, and goodies galore.
There have been some bad links floating around, but we’ve got that good one. Hear that internet? GOOD LINK FOR DOWNLOAD. Bam.
Those Das Racist fellas are currently killing the scene down in Austin. They’re on the verge of releasing their new mixtape Shut Up, Dude, through a combo of Mishka and their own label, Greedhead. In addition to the handful of DR songs that have been floating around the webs, another one just popped up on the list – Who’s That Brown – off the new mixtape.
Yes, it samples that one line from Tribe’s Scenario, but flips it, funks it, and throws some dirty ass synth on top. Blaow! UPDATE: Just figured out that your dude Sabarillo Pellegrino, aka Sabzi of Blue Scholars produced the damn thing. If this song is any indication of what’s to come from DR x Sabzi collaborations, we’re in for some good good times.
Download: Das Racist – Who’s That Brown (right click, save as)
Check the Tribe original after jump…