Eh. I gave a few more their songs a listen and at least one of the guys has some decent flow. The songs that are structured like hip hop arent all that bad, no lyrical master pieces but still decent ear candy. But the first few on their myspace are what lead me to my initial judgement, one along these lines:
edit: nope, they just started a song with "I'm so wild, they call me four loko". Fuck this band.
"You Oughta Know" is my personal fave. "All Tan Everything" is also excellent. "Shorty Said" is clever and catchy. "hahahaha jk?" is a great one. I would recommend those four. Overall, I think Shut Up, Dude is a little better than Sit Down, Man, but they're both strong top-to-bottom.
They're just really smart, they rely on solid producers, and they're not overly self-serious. They avoid rap and hipster-hop cliches, musically and lyrically. And their perspective is rare in hip-hop - well-off, smart, funny non-black minorities.
Post by Thrillhouse on Jan 5, 2011 17:01:18 GMT -8
Das Racist released two of the best if not the best mixtapes of last year, check out the title track from Sit Down, Man and Amazing (also on that mixtape). Im pretty god damn excited they are making a stop at Sasquatch this year. Would you rather have Wale? nahhhhhhhhh. This is some good ass intelligent hip-hop that wont bring out the bros, with there fist-pumping.