This past Sunday brought with it the saddening news that Das Racist—the NYC-repping trio of Heems, Kool A.D., and Dapwell—has indeed called it a day. While many will argue that this is all perfectly fine given the increasingly strong solo output of Heems and Kool A.D., I’m personally still kind of bummed about it. The way they played off of one another was both complementary and low-key brilliant.
And to highlight some of their finest work together as a team, both on their own records and those of others, Will Salzer and I compiled 10 of our favorite Das Racist songs. I’ll be blunt in stating that these aren’t the most essential joints or anything like that. But they’re the ones we keep coming back to, be it for the sharp cultural references and/or criticisms or for the heavy-as-hell production.
Click below to begin reading and listening.