DAS RACIST

Das Racist
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DAS RACIST



Written by Johny Chhetri
01 Monday 01st November 2010

New York’s Das Racist are the illest rap trio around right now. They’ve released two mixtapes packed with tracks that’ll set the place on fire and they’ve also got some mad style. Did I fail to mention that they’re pretty good at the rap stuff too?

The lads are set to grace the stage of Brixton’s Plan B (which is quite near us) in December, which is just around the corner. And to help celebrate the birth of November we’ve decided to bless you, our dear readers, with a lil’ interview with them. Check it!
 
Please introduce yourselves...
Dap: It’s Dapwell aka Ashok Kondabolu bka Chunky Cunk
Himanshu: The one and only Jung Cocoa Butter aka Hollywood Heems.
KOOL A.D.: KOOL A.D.

How did you guys form?
Dap:
Like a depressed overweight Voltroninsufflating No-Doz pills in a misguided attempt to beat it’s years long addiction to cocaine.
H: Like rap jello.
KOOL A.D.: Like Bill Cosby, pouring in the pudding.

How did ‘Combination Pizza Hut and Taco Bell’ come about?  
Dap:
It was a line from Kool A.D.’s song ‘I Zimbra’ that was repeated over and over into a microphone along with some other words over a Leif beat.
H: Yeah, the first time we came up with it was the first time we performed it which was the second time we ever played a show together. We were called Party Land back then, I believe. 
KOOL A.D.: We were just like Bill Cosby, pouring in the pudding, if you know what I mean.

Apart from African-Americans what other ethnicity would you say is the best at rapping??
Dap:
This question is incredibly strange and I'm somewhat surprised you’ve chosen to ask it.
H: Chechen folk, definitely.
KOOL A.D.: It gets boring just looking, YOU FEEL ME?

Who’s the illest lyricist out of you guys? And why?
Dap:
Me. I am the best.
H: Definitely Dap.  
KOOL A.D.: Dap. Dap is the best.
In the video for ‘Who’s that? Brown!’ you’re in a video game (that’s pretty hard to complete) looking for Dap. For those who don’t know what a hype-man is, could you explain and tell us why he’s an important element of the live show?
Dap:
The hype-man jumps up and down on-stage, finishes/remembers lyrics and will talk to anybody for an unlimited amount of time about anything while the rappers find men/women to have sex with and drugs.
KOOL A.D.: I heard Guru was gay (R.I.P.)

If you had the chance to, who would you have saved out of 2Pac or Biggie?
Dap:
This question is incredibly strange and I'm somewhat surprised you’ve chosen to ask it. That being said: both of them.
H: Biggie, no question. 
KOOL A.D.: Tupac.
 


What rapper(s) would you happily do a drive-by on? I know you have a dislike for Asher Roth...
Dap:
Wow, incredibly uneasy about these questions! If you asked me some of these in person I would have left or just cracked on you until you left. You want me to list people I want to kill?
H: Dap, I've witnessed you list people you want to kill - entirely unprompted - during several interviews. I've also witnessed you complaining when those journalists don't print your murder list. This is your chance. 
KOOL A.D.: MC Rove

What can we expect from ‘Sit Down, Man’?
Dap:
A WHOLE LOADDA HEAD AND SHOULDER SAND WHO CARE WHERE SHE GOES!
H: We put it out so people could listen to it, rather than expect anything from it. 
KOOL A.D.: LET THE MUSIC TAKE CONTROL
 

Future plans?
Dap: Stacking Illuminati papers and “waiting”, lifting weights outside my bedroom, listening to Prince, hanging out with my girl, hanging out with my friends, surviving the winter, trying to smoke weed again occasionally, hanging out with my family.
H: Hanging out with Dap's girl.  
KOOL A.D.: OOOOOOH!!!!

Have you got any words of inspiration for the children of today?
Dap:
DON’T BE FOOLED BY DEMONS.
H: Hunter-gatherer is the new computer programmer.
KOOL A.D.: Your body is a weapon.

 

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Comments

  • Guest: crowdedteeth12
    Tue 05 - Apr - 2011, 22:07
    Wow, this interviewer is insufferable. Calm down, dude.

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