Das Racist – Sit Down Man and Shut Up DudePosted: December 22, 2010
Das Racist’s entry into the scene was the stupid/smart blog hit “Combination Pizza Hut and Taco Bell.” If that’s the only mark this Queens-bred, multi-racial hip-hop duo had left, they would have fast faded away. Fortunately, two mixtapes later, Das Racist has proven that there’s more to the trick than just post-modern observation. Yes, they kinda have that backpacker mentality which is sometimes nerdy and too self-referential and annoying. But bottom line is Das Racist make better hip-hop than a lot of other artists out there right now. Stream-of-consciousness rhymes, sometimes literally broken into fragmented one-word ideas, play out over excellent beats, both original and jacked (see their take on Ghostface’s “Nutmeg”). Can’t wait till the album drops.