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Das Racist: Sit Down, Man
Buy! - (Mad Decent/Greedhead/Mishka)
The latest mixtape from this Brookyn-based crew (Indian-American Himanshu Suri and Cuban-American Victor Vazquez along with hype man Ashok Kondabolu) is a brilliant set of satirical hip hop that lampoons racial stereotypes, hip hop conventions and much more with hyper-literate, densely packed rhymes stuffed with cultural references strung together to create multiple layers of meaning ranging from silly stoner jokes to sharp commentary on race relations and other weighty subjects. While their previous mixtape Shut Up, Dude was mostly comprised of sample-based tracks, Sit Down, Man broadens their musical range with an impressively eclectic lineup of producers ranging from hip hoppers Diplo, El-P and Blue Scholars’ Sabzi to indie-pop acts Keepaway, Chairlift and Teengirl Fantasy. Best of all, they have the skills, smarts and subversive sense of humor to pull it all off. 10/4/2010 - Don Yates
Other Das Racist album reviews:

Relax - 9/23/2011



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