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Blogaroo: Day 8: Das Racist

29 May

Brooklyn’s Das Racist is composed of MC Himanshu “Heems” Suri, MC Victor “Kool A.D.” Vazquez and hype man Ashok “Dapwell” Kondabolu.

Known for their humor and unconventional style, the group made it big with the 2008 hit Combination Pizza Hut and Taco Bell. They produced mixtapes Shut Up, Dude and Sit Down, Man just two years later, after which MTV named it one of the 25 best new bands in the world. Spin named Das Racist one of 50 acts to watch at the 2010 SXSW Festival, and Rolling Stone reported that hahahaha jk? was one of the 50 best singles of 2010.

Das Racist’s first commercial album, Relax (2011), landed on many annual “best of lists” and was Spin’s fourth best rap album of the year.

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Blogaroo: Day 16: Mac Miller

21 May

Mac Miller makes me feel old.

He was born in Pittsburgh in 1992 and has released two albums. He was one of 11 rappers featured in XXL’s Freshman Class of 2011, highlighting up-and-coming artists in the hip hop game. He has worked with Maroon 5Wiz Khalifa is his BFF and Donald Trump is calling him “the new Eminem.” Add Bonnaroo to the mix and he’s pretty much having the best year ever.

Miller is known for performing in a number of different styles, for his “psychedelic influences” and for penning deep lyrics. In true rap fashion, most of his songs focus on marijuana, women and living the dream, but he’s known to experiment within the genre — which any fan can appreciate.

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