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The 10 Best Das Racist Songs

The 10 Best Das Racist Songs

Das Racist – “Chicken and Meat”

Now here’s a track that comes at you at a hundred miles a minute. “Chicken and Meat” is a beautiful tale woven by the two addressing topics like bacon, taking over the world, and death. Das Racist bangers aren’t a bad thing where I come from and this is certainly a motherfuckin’ banger.—WS

Das Racist – “Sit Down, Man” F. El-P

What happens when you combine a murky Scoop DeVille production, Kool A.D. and Heems’ shit-talking bars, and one of El-P’s sharpest verses of the past few years? You get the title track off Sit Down, Man, of course! The best part, though? Kool losing his cool (no pun) and taking shots at everyone possible, from confused Das Racist listeners to white boys who listen to hip-hop for all the wrong reasons. Oh, and then El comes in… Note: The sequel, “Shut Up, Man” is fucking ill, too.—AM

Big Baby Gandhi – “Blue Magic” F. Das Racist

One of the bigger singles from Gandhi’s No1 2 Look Up 2, Heems goes for some conscious political rap while Kool A.D. kicks it easy and fun-like on a track that epitomizes everything Greedhead. Here’s hoping this is only a sign of collaborations to come from these three, something that seems hopeful whether DR is alive or not. Shouts to Young Honest.—WS

Das Racist – “Rainbow in the Dark”

“Rainbow in the Dark” was such a slap in the face to rap music in 2010 because it was literally an Indian dude and a Cuban dude putting out these immature sounding bars. But really, it was how they saw it as “the new Kool G Rap,” a bold claim that some wouldn’t even debate.—WS

Das Racist – “Michael Jackson”

For the lead single off their proper debut album, Relax, Das Racist decided to just say “Fuck it!” and churn out a straight banger. If you got the chance to see the trio perform live, then you know full well how ridiculous “Michael Jackson” becomes in a live setting. Part of the reason for that, of course, is because so many damn people recognized it. But the Bollywood-sampling beat, the beyond-hype hook, and Heems’ “I’M FUCKING GREAT AT RAPPING!” line just brings it all home.—AM

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18 Comments

  1. d.mc
    Dec 06, 2012 @ 16:36:00

    Terrible news,these guys were comedic geniuses together. Still so underrated by many

  2. Will Salzer
    Dec 05, 2012 @ 20:56:00

    Narrowing down the list was really hard. Our discussions got really heated. Andrew threatened to murder me like more than once. I do enjoy Speaking in Tongues though thanks for sharing that!

  3. Ethan Ratliff-Crain
    Dec 04, 2012 @ 22:59:00

    I hadn’t actually ever heard the original. That’s pretty funny. Das Racist sound so much better over that beat

  4. dv
    Dec 04, 2012 @ 22:35:00

    I mean, there’s a pretty good reason that the “Speaking In Tongues” freestyle never made it onto any mixtapes: http://vimeo.com/13829812

    Using a Dipset instrumental is a lot more risky lawsuit-wise than using a Wu-Tang instrumental or an MF DOOM instrumental.

  5. Ethan Ratliff-Crain
    Dec 04, 2012 @ 22:21:00

    Speaking In Tongues is one of my favorite DR tracks lyrically, never made it on a mixtape though http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nZgBYnSD2T0 Also, why do you call out the dopeness of Swate, and not include it? (I know it was technically released on Heem’s mixtape, but it was released as DR material before that) Way too hard to limit these guys to ten tracks no matter what though, so props on the list

  6. dv
    Dec 04, 2012 @ 22:19:00

    The BBG and Exquire tracks are both fantastic, though, I love them both as much as DR’s material as a group.

  7. dv
    Dec 04, 2012 @ 22:18:00

    I would’ve included their “freestyle” over “Speaking in Tongues,” “Amazing,” “Rooftop,” “Ek Shaneesh,” and man, I just love “Brand New Dance.”

  8. ar
    Dec 04, 2012 @ 19:05:00

    Man, “Rapping 2 U” is probably their best all-around song. I’ll let the bars speak for themselves:

    Heems: “Could get a real job, only rap weekly/ I don’t need rap, told you rap need me.”

    Kool A.D.: “See me grace the pages of your favorite Condé Nast publication/ They ask me all about my views on relations of races/ And cut out the radical shit for space, that’s racist.” (In addition to every other line in Victor’s verse.)

    Shit, even Lakutis goes in: “What you mean my money’s no good here?/ Why, ’cause I made it?/ Bitch, you know I made.”

    “Roc Marciano Joint” and “Ek Shaneesh” are also great reflections of their lyrical prowess.

  9. JohnRHealey
    Dec 04, 2012 @ 16:44:00

    I was going to say this also (about Rapping 2 U)

  10. Andrew Martin
    Dec 04, 2012 @ 15:04:00

    Yea i love all those too

  11. bigghouse
    Dec 04, 2012 @ 14:51:00

    Roc Marciano Joint, Amazing, Rapping 2 u, Fake Patois all deserve mentions!

  12. jabberthefastax
    Dec 04, 2012 @ 14:42:00

    Yeah, my favorites “Amazing” and “Selena” aren’t on here but i can’t really complain, i like most of them anyways

  13. Donovan Kelleher
    Dec 04, 2012 @ 14:06:00

    i’m glad to see people love them as much as me

  14. Andrew Martin
    Dec 04, 2012 @ 13:07:00

    I agree

  15. Smokeholes
    Dec 04, 2012 @ 12:48:00

    I think Amazing and Rapping 2 U deserve honorable mentions

  16. Will Salzer
    Dec 04, 2012 @ 11:46:00

    Me three. Pitchfork 2025 impromptu reunion show?

  17. Andrew Martin
    Dec 04, 2012 @ 10:49:00

    me too

  18. CG
    Dec 04, 2012 @ 10:39:00

    Fuck. I already miss these guys.

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