I’ve been throwing it back a lot lately, and so I thought I needed to get some new music up in here. And so we have Das Racist.
I am going to guarantee that you will be bumping Das Racist by the end of the day, if not the end of the week. Watching their videos reminded me of the opening scene of Office Space when Michael Bolton is rapping to Scarface’s “No Tears” in his car. These guys look like they should be studying economics, not blowing you away with their rap skills. But they do hip-hop very well.
Das Racist’s first big hit was 2008′s “Combination Pizza Hut and Taco Bell.” I loved the name of the track so much I almost didn’t want to listen to it for fear it wouldn’t live up to its name. It does. It’s quirky, catchy, and so slick it almost leaves behind that greasy Taco Bell or Pizza Hut taste in your mouth.
And now they are sampling Billy Joel’s “Movin’ Out” in their new release, “You Outta Know.” Their style isn’t crisp by any means. Even kind of purposely slurred, lazy, and messy in spots. But it works.
Here is “Combination Pizza Hut and Taco Bell.” I also recommend you check out “You Outta Know” below. I pasted it as a link and view it at your own discretion. It alludes to
marijuana cigarettes illegal activity and also uses the f-word. So they aren’t the best role models. Hell they are horrible role models. But they can rap.
“You Outta Know”