100 Unheralded Albums from 2010

Das Racist: Sit Down, ManDas Racist: Sit Down, Man (Mishka / Mad Decent / Greedhead, 9/14/10)

Das Racist: “hahahaha jk”
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With two free mixtapes under its belt, Brooklyn-based hip-hop trio Das Racist has cornered the market on hyper-literate slacker rap. Its sound is defined by above-average beats (from the likes of Diplo and Boi-1da) and an unmistakably blasé style laden with off-hand references to everything from philosophical texts to drunk texts.

On the surface, it’s easy to dismiss Das Racist’s music as joke rap or hipster rap, but there is serious thought and effort behind the façade of carelessness. Just try to keep up as the razor-sharp wit and rapid-fire, stream-of-consciousness rhymes draw parallels between seemingly disparate ideas and challenge traditional, mindless rap bravado.

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