Live review: Das Racist at Santos


Victory was the vibe at last night's Das Racist record release party where the group celebrated its new mixtape, the wondrously wacky Sit Down Man. Despite the group's trademark cheekiness—perhaps best signified by the perpetual presence of its "hype man," Dap, or Ashok Kondabolu—some important outlets and artists, including many of New York's finest who've had this sniffed out for a while, are paying attention in a big way. The clip above perhaps best represents the irreverent rap crew, who laid down punch lines over the always-ridiculous Billy Joel sample originally facilitated by Dipset. The fact that it works—and works incredibly well, at that—is a testament to Das Racist's unique charm and appeal. We can't wait to see what happens next.