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Das Racist: Deconstructing The Rappers' References

Over the past two years, Das Racist has been a Pitchfork favorite and highly revered for their witty, perhaps smarmy delivery of mostly historical and pop-culture references. The duo - trio if you include their hypeman, Dap, and quartet if you include their hypeman's hypeman, Lakutis - is coming to Texas to perform at SXSW in Austin and in Houston March 22 at Fitzgerald's with Fat Tony, Muhammidali, and Simple Success.

Following is a list of lines from tracks off of the first DR mixtape, Shut Up, Dude, as well as two other single releases. It is by no means is a comprehensive deconstruction, but we recommend that you take a harder listen to these dudes' lyrics - you might learn something new.

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Allison Wagoner