I’m A Wavy Motherf*cker: An Interview with Heems

I’m A Wavy Motherf*cker: An Interview with Heems

Yesterday marked the release of the second solo album from Das Racist’s Heems. It’s Wild Water Kingdom, a wavy-as-fuck project that finds the Queens native spitting some of his sharpest lines to date. The same goes for the production, which arrives from the likes of Keyboard Kid, Beautiful Lou, Harry Fraud, and longtime friend Mike Finito. It all makes for one hell of a follow-up to Heem’s solo debut, Nehru Jackets, which he dropped earlier this year to loads of critical acclaim.

And as a means of figuring exactly where he was heading on WWK along with everything else he’s been up these days—running his own label, Greedhead, for one—I connected with Heems via e-mail while he was on tour in Europe. I attempted to get some follow-up responses, but dude apparently lost his phone overseas. And by the time he got back, we weren’t able to find the time to connect. That being said, our brief online discussion shed some light on WWK, when we can expect to hear more from Das Racist, and more.

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  1. DV
    Nov 18, 2012 @ 19:06:00

    What I really wish I’d heard from Heems’ album is a feature from Big Baby Gandhi. His “Blue Magic” with Hima and Victor is one of the best DR collaborations in recent memory.

  2. DV
    Nov 18, 2012 @ 19:03:00

    I think it’s more the other way around. I think he doesn’t want to speak for Vic (anybody else remember Victor’s reaction to Hari Kondabolu’s article about them?) and give him his own space. He mentioned him in the AMA; don’t forget that they pretty much became friends because of Das Racist, so they’re still kinda trying to figure out their friendship/themselves.

  3. HaikuCoup
    Nov 16, 2012 @ 11:51:00

    I’m not sure if Heems and A.D are riding the solo train well enough to matter, combined they play all sides but the individual efforts are lacking. Am i been too serious!?

  4. SUN THO))))
    Nov 16, 2012 @ 11:41:00

    he doesnt seem to like vic anymore. cant remember the last time i saw him mentioned in an interview

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