Heems – Wild Water Kingdom

15.11.12, Words by: Anthony Walker

Das Racist member and Greedhead Music founder Himanshu Suri, AKA Heems, has just dropped his second solo release of the year after January’s ‘Nehru Jackets’. With production credits from Harry Fraud, Keyboard Kid and Beautiful Lou you could easily assume it’s a moody, alternately champagne drenched or rain soaked affair but ‘Wild Water Kingdom’ is far more than that.

Combining samples from south Asia and traditional NY street level rap, the mixtape is domestic, neurotic and conflicted; as Heems’ musings about identity politics sit strongly alongside the notable pop culture references and stand-out beats. Stream ‘Wild Water Kingdom’ below.

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