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Das Racist

Sit Down, Man

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September 27, 2010

If all you knew of Himanshu Suri and Victor Vazquez was their stoned spoof "Combination Pizza Hut and Taco Bell," you might dismiss the rap surrealists as an amusing waste of a liberal-arts degree. In fact, their debut mixtape, Shut Up, Dude, was a hyperliterate good time, kicking flavor like "W.E.B. Du Bois/We be da boys." This new mixtape feels more pro, bringing in name producers (Diplo, Dame Grease) while joking about Dwight Schrute and Peggy Noonan. On "hahahaha jk?," they ponder a Middle America takeover: "We're not racists/We love white people/Ford trucks, apple pies, bald eagles." They're a Beastie Boys for the Tea Party era.

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