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September 20, 2011

Das Racist And Other Thoughts

"Michael Jackson. A Million Dollars." I just cannot get this line out of my head! Two out of three in Das Racist are desi brothas who aren't afraid to let their freak flags (and flab) fly in the video. Nicely done.

The album is a grower as well and features, yes, yet another bhangra tribute ("Punjabi Song"):

While bhangra/rap fusions are fairly common and this one is somewhat tongue-in-cheek for a change, I always get more excited, perhaps parochially so, when I hear hi tech bengali experimentation. So, I'll end this post with an excerpt from "Dushto Meyra" by State of Bengal. It's drum and bass and very different from the wall of sample sound approach of Das Racist, but hey, goes with the general theme:

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- September 20, 2011 1:04 PM // Music