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[News] Das Racist Announce Break Up

This past weekend, Das Racist was set to perform at On3 Festival in Munich, but to the surprise of fans the only member to show up was Heems. During his "solo set", Himanshu divulged to the crowd, saying, "You guys wanna know the secret? Alright, so I’m going to do some Das Racist songs, but Das Racist is breaking up and we’re not a band anymore." Apparently hip-hop's resident goofballs have broken up.

Confirming the news was Kool A.D., who took to his Twitter to say, "for the record i quit das racist 2 months ago and was asked by our manager not to announce it yet. apparently @himanshu wanted to do it tho."

For a more detailed account, third Das Racist member Dapwell discussed the break up with SPIN.com: "I was bummed when we actually broke up, when it was done, mostly because it was a way to make money really easily. Now, I probably won’t be able to make money that easily ever again,” he said. “But we had a plan to break up around May. We had just signed this record deal and we were going to put out one proper album and then go on a farewell tour, release a proper breaking up statement that could have been really funny, maybe a weird, stupid video. Now, all of that has gone to shit." Continuing, Dapwell revealed that everyone in the band "kinda checked out and it was just about money, which some people can do, but apparently, we’re not good at doing things we don’t want to do anymore. It made everyone go crazy and get angry in such typical band fashion: guys arguing and then drinking. It’s just stupid. Because in the beginning, it was just us. We’d all hang out all the time, we all lived in this apartment together. Not that we were super friends, but sort of, you know? Really, it’s a huge opportunity squandered."

[Watch] Das Racist - "Girl" (Official Video)

We've always know Das Racist aren't ones to take life too seriously and when it came to their Blood Diamonds produced track "Girl", which sounded a little different for these guys, they've released an equally entertaining visual to sit along side it. The track featured on 2011's Relax which feels like it wasn't released all that long ago but dang this year has flown by. We've seen the result of guys stalking girls previously in Bob Dylan's "Duquesne Whistle" video but this one has a little bit of a more light hearted take from a dance crazed gent. See what happens in this take on it from the Brooklyn boys above.

[News] Das Racist Announce U.S. Tour

After spending the majority of this year focusing on their own respective solo albums, Heems, Kool A.D., and Dapwell are coming together once again for a U.S. tour next month. The Das Racist trio will kick off the tour in Lexington, KY for Boomslang on September 20th, keeping proceedings going until October 14th. They'll also be appearing at Virgin Mobile FreeFest on October 6th. Check out their full tour schedule after the jump.

Das Racist 2012 Tour Dates:
09/20 – Lexington, KY @ Boomslang
09/25 – Toronto, ON @ Wrong Bar
09/26 – Buffalo, NY @ Town Ballroom
09/27 – New York, NY @ Irving Plaza
10/01 – Boston, MA @ Royale
10/06 – Columbia, MD @ Virgin Mobile FreeFest
10/08 – Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer
10/10 – Seattle, WA @ Showbox at the Market
10/12 – San Francisco, CA @ DNA Lounge
10/14 – Los Angeles, CA @ Roxy Theatre

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[Watch] Kool A.D. - "La Piñata" (Official Video)

Just last week, Das Racist member Kool A.D. dropped a brand new mixtape titled 51, which featured the track "La Piñata." Now, we have the visuals to go along with it, and it's not exactly what you would expect when imagining a piñata party. Within a dingy motel room, Kool and co. bust open a piñata full of money, and unsurprisingly debauchery ensues. Also, cock fights. Check it out above via SPIN.com.

[Download] Kool A.D.'s '51' Mixtape

Following up his early 2012 mixtape The Palm Wine Drinkard, Das Racist member Kool A.D. has dropped a brand new, free-to-download mixtape titled 51. Paying homage to his Bay Area roots, Kool A.D. offers up a very California-esque delivery with the help of San Francisco rappers Main Attrakionz, the Coup's Boots Riley, and numerous other California producers and rappers. The mixtape is available to stream and download for free at Mishka's Bandcamp.

[News] Bonnaroo 2012 Lineup Announced

After a fantastic 10th year for Bonnaroo 2011, the festival is back for year number 11 and ready to rock your face off from June 7-10, 2012. This year's festival lineup is packed to the brim with a ton eclectic artists including: Radiohead, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Phish, Bon Iver, The Shins, The Avett Brothers, Skrillex, Aziz Ansari, Childish Gambino, Alice Cooper, Fiest, Black Star, tUnE-yArDs, Bad Brains and more. Additionally, The Beach Boys will be performing as part of their 50th Anniversary Tour. The final lineup for Bonnaroo will total over 125 bands and over 20 comedians performing on 13 stages during the four-day fest. So far they've released a nice chunk of the lineup, but we can excpect more to be revealed over the coming weeks.

Tickets for the festival go on sale this Saturday, February 18th at 12pm EST over on Bonnaroo.com.

You can watch ESPN's John Anderson announce the lineup below and peep the full list of the first chunk of the lineup after the jump.

 

2012 Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival Confirmed Artists:
 
Radiohead
Red Hot Chili Peppers
Phish
The Beach Boys Featuring Brian Wilson, Mike Love, Al Jardine, Bruce Johnston and David
Marks
Bon Iver
The Avett Brothers
The Shins
Foster The People
Skrillex
Aziz Ansari
Dispatch
Feist
The Roots
Alice Cooper
SuperJam
Black Star
The Word featuring John Medeski, Robert Randolph and North Mississippi Allstars
Ludacris
Ben Folds Five
Flogging Molly
Spectrum Road featuring Cindy Blackman Santana, Jack Bruce, John Medeski, and Vernon Reid
Mac Miller
Childish Gambino
Major Lazer
tUnE-yArDs
Afrocubism
Flying Lotus
Umphrey's McGee
Little Dragon
St. Vincent
City and Colour
The Civil Wars
Young The Giant
Two Door Cinema Club
Punch Brothers
NEEDTOBREATHE
Fitz & The Tantrums
Bad Brains
Yelawolf
Dawes
Battles
Danny Brown
The Black Lips
SBTRKT
Phantogram
Kendrick Lamar
Charles Bradley and his Extraordinaires
The Kooks
The Joy Formidable
The Antlers
Kathleen Edwards
Mimosa
Kurt Vile & The Violators
Alabama Shakes
Das Racist
Delta Spirit
Gary Clark Jr.
Ivan Neville's Dumpstaphunk
Laura Marling
Trampled by Turtles
Mogwai
The War On Drugs
Ben Howard
Grouplove
Blind Pilot
ALO
The Devil Makes Three
White Denim
EMA
Here We Go Magic
K-Flay
The Lonely Forest
Mariachi El Bronx
Big Freedia
Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr.
The Soul Rebels
Kvelertak
SOJA
Steven Bernstein's MTO Allstars Plays Sly
Big Gigantic
Sarah Jarosz
Orgone
Darondo
Fruit Bats
Moon Taxi
 
More artists to be announced soon.