Das Racist rapper Heems is well established as a goofy dude, but his newest project is wholeheartedly on the level: he’s released a free mixtape entitled Nehru Jackets in alliance with SEVA NY, an organization looking to raise awareness about political redistricting in Queens. Speaking to the New York Observer earlier this month, he said, “This is a record where, doing it myself and not in Das Racist, I talk more about myself and my experiences being an Indian kid from Queens, and even before I met SEVA that’s in large part what the record was about." You can download the mixtape for free, but Heems encourages you to make a donation.
There’s appearances from Danny Brown, Action Bronson, Mr. Muthafuckin’ eXquire, and Das Racist partner Kool A.D., among others. ”Listen to "Womyn 2," featuring Childish Gambino, below. Quoth Gambino, "Can’t live with ’em, can’t live without ’em / It seems like we like them, we always rap about them." Hard to argue with that.