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Das Racist at Afro-Punk 2012 (more by Amanda Hatfield)
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The individual members of NYC rap trio Das Racist have been playing a handful of solo shows lately and it looks like we'll be seeing more of that, as the group have decided to call it quits. Pitchfork reports that Das Racist were supposed to perform at Munich festival On3 on Saturday (12/1), but instead Heems did a solo show, and announced from the stage, "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."

Kool AD also tweeted, "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" and Heems replied, "hah dag, my bad dont even remember saying that shit."

What ended up being Das Racist's final hometown show happened at Irving Plaza in October. You can check out some videos from that show below.

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Das Racist - "You Oughta Know" at Irving Plaza - 10/15/12

Das Racist - "Brand New Dance" at Irving Plaza - 10/15/12

Das Racist - "Michael Jackson" at Irving Plaza - 10/15/12

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Comments (23)

BEST NEWS OF THE YEAR!!!!

One of the worst bands in music calls it quits. Great way to end an amazing year!

Good riddance.

Posted by Anonymous | December 3, 2012 10:25 AM

yeah END racism! We don't need these Racist Folks here anymore!

Posted by Anonymous | December 3, 2012 10:26 AM

Who?

Posted by Anonymous | December 3, 2012 10:27 AM

Band? To call them that is an insult to all real bands/ musicians.

Posted by Anonymous | December 3, 2012 10:28 AM

what a loss. i only hope that music can survive.

Posted by Anonymous | December 3, 2012 10:28 AM

horrible news. now we're going to have to deal with two shitty solo projects instead of one shitty band.

Posted by Anonymous | December 3, 2012 10:29 AM

10:29 nailed it.

Posted by Anonymous | December 3, 2012 10:33 AM

They were fun. But definitely far from good. In like a "sweet jesus this is unbelievably bad" kind of way.

Posted by Anonymous | December 3, 2012 10:41 AM

Bad news for Dapwell....the market for Indian hype men is very thin at the moment

Posted by Anonymous | December 3, 2012 11:48 AM

they announced that shit at Virgin Free Fest when they bailed on that show too

Posted by Anonymous | December 3, 2012 12:13 PM

all our prays

Posted by Anonymous | December 3, 2012 12:20 PM

i'm a fan and this is probably for the best. their album/promo/tour were depressing on every level, solo stuff has been fun and entertaining

it's like that vivian girls song "see alone we stand, together we fall apart, i think we'll be alright"

Posted by Anonymous | December 3, 2012 12:49 PM

Thank you, Maybe in time you will see that not everyone in the world is hip on ironic word play and that by calling yourselves "The Racist" is actually offensive to the under elite outside of music culture. Best of luck with your new projects, you made the right choice.

Posted by Anonymous | December 3, 2012 1:37 PM

Is 12:49 trolling? I can't even tell anymore.

In other news, Das Racist was horrible, and they should stop making terrible music, in any incarnation.

Posted by Anonymous | December 3, 2012 2:09 PM

Das Racist were adorable.

Jewish guy from Stuy meets a bandmate in some super bourgeois affluent college, and make a career out of "fighting their white oppressors."

Yea, raise that fist in the air.

Adorable!

Posted by Anonymous | December 3, 2012 2:29 PM

lol white people

Posted by Anonymous | December 3, 2012 2:51 PM

In other news, absolutely nobody cares!

Posted by Anonymous | December 3, 2012 3:28 PM

229 is a douche who thinks that repeating his comment over and over everytime this group is mentioned will eventually get laughs. You suck at being funny.

Posted by Anonymous | December 3, 2012 3:30 PM

3:30 stop oppressing 2:29

Posted by Anonymous | December 3, 2012 4:03 PM

OH NO!
j/k only suckass 'nerdcore' dorks care.

Posted by son | December 3, 2012 5:09 PM

hip hop for white kids

Posted by Anonymous | December 3, 2012 5:21 PM

Das funny

Posted by Anonymous | December 4, 2012 9:14 AM

pretty much everyone who commented on this is a fucking idiot

Posted by Anonymous | December 4, 2012 12:48 PM

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