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Das Racist on the four elements of hip-hop, white wine and how they'd like to be described

With Pitchfork this weekend, a lot of the attention has been been on shock rappers Odd Future performing, but Das Racist is the fest's rap group that would be on my must-see list (they perform tonight at 6:30 p.m.) if I didn't have to spend the evening saying, "No, you can't have/do that" to my 6-year-old son.

The threesome, which first gained attention with the song "Combination Pizza Hut and Taco Bell" and has since released two mix-tapes (that is, free albums), are smart and funny and also physically strong and very good-looking. If I could use one word to describe Das Racist, it'd be rippling.

The group, which has its first CD, Relax, coming out sometime soon, performed and talked on The Interview Show when we recently did the show at Union Hall in Brooklyn. Here for the first time is the video of their appearance.


I'll be reading/performing at The Paper Machete tomorrow (Saturday). It's at 3 p.m. at The Horseshoe (4115 N Lincoln Ave.). It is FREE.

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