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Dec032012

Das Racist announce break up

Das Racist

Brooklyn rap trio Das Racist, who won our hearts with "Combination Pizza Hut and Taco Bell" back in 2008 and went on to drop two quality mixtapes and one pretty good proper album, have called it a day. The surprising news came from Heems when he performed solo in Munich over the weekend during what was supposed to be a DR set. Heems bluntly told the On3 Festival crowd (via P4k) "Das Racist is breaking up and we're not a band anymore."

When news of the break up started to circulate, Kool A.D. tweeted: "for the record i quit das racist 2 months ago and was asked by our manager not to announce it yet. apparently @himanshu wanted to do it tho."

Today, SPIN got hypeman Dapwell's side of the story: "we had a plan to break up around May. We had just signed this record deal and we were going to put out one proper album and then go on a farewell tour, release a proper breaking up statement that could have been really funny, maybe a weird, stupid video. Now, all of that has gone to shit."

Over the course of 2012, Heems released two solo mixtapes, Nehru Jackets and Wild Water Kingdom, as did Kool A.D., The Palm Wine Drinkard and 51. Relive the magic of Shut Up, Dude's "Chicken and Meat" below.