was an American alternative hip hop group based in Brooklyn, New York City, composed of MCs Himanshu Suri (aka Heems
) and Victor Vazquez (aka Kool A.D.
) and hype man Ashok Kondabolu (aka Dapwell
). Known for their use of humor, academic references, foreign allusions, and unconventional style, Das Racist has been both dismissed as joke rap and hailed as an urgent new voice in rap. The group also proved to be the linchpin of a new wave of underground New York hip-hop, triangulating voices both old (El-P, Roc Marciano) and new (Mr. Muthafuckin'... more