Shut Up, Dude is the first collection of songs to be released from the East Coast meets West Coast duo Das Racist. The self-described Art Rap/Freak Folk/World Music partnership between Brooklyn’s Himanshu Suri and San Francisco’s Victor Vazquez went viral last year when their Combination Pizza Hut and Taco Bell single hit the web. It was so stupid, and so funny, that I played it every time an unsuspecting person came within earshot of my iPod. I even posted it to my Facebook page, where one friend commented that he ‘wanted those 3 minutes of his life back!”
So now they have released a mixtape of 17 songs, including Pizza Hut/Taco Bell. I can say after one listen that they do have some talent as MCs and rhyme writers…but I don’t know if they live up to the Spin’s Top 50 Artists to Watch at SXSW 2010.
It’s Free though, so check it out…even if the dudes you really want to Shut Up are Das Racist themselves!