Wild Water Kingdom
Just when they had finally convinced everyone they were more than a dorm-room joke, Das Racist have broken up. Bummer! Thankfully, principal member Himanshu "Heems" Suri isn't quitting the game yet. On his latest solo mixtape, the Punjabi-American rhyme fiend riffs, rants and rambles over aqueous beats from extra-hip producers like Beautiful Lou and Harry Fraud. "I'm stoned at my parents' house/White boys throwing stones at my parents' house," he says in one of many verses edging toward darker, more personal territory. He still knows how to sling a three-quarters-baked punchline, but don't be fooled: Heems is dead serious about rap.