Das Racist Rapper Joins Queens Redistricting Fight

Rappers are more often associated with bling and fancy cars than legislative maps and council resolutions, but one Queens hip hopper is melding his music with one of the city’s most hot button political issues–redistricting.

Himanshu “Heems” Suri, one of the members of the rap group Das Racist, is releasing his hotly anticipated solo mixtape “Nehru Jackets” in conjunction with SEVA NY, a community organization that’s currently focused on raising awareness about the potential consequences the remapping of local political districts that will occur citywide later this year will have in the Queens neighborhood where he grew up. Mr. Suri’s mixtape will be accompanied on several songs by young SEVA members who rap and sing in Punjabi.

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  1. Anonymous says:

    “establishment” is misspelled in the fifth to last paragraph.