A year ago, the hip-hop trio Das Racist were largely known—if at all—as a novelty act, creators of the dryly absurdist hit “Combination Pizza Hut and Taco Bell.” But the harder people looked and the closer they listened, the more apparent it became that Das Racist were no Cheech and Chong. Musically inventive and lyrically multi-layered, sometimes stand-offish but never pretentious, Das Racist are an indie rap group that Andy Warhol could love. Having landed big-name TV gigs and a SPIN cover, Das Racist are at the Triple Rock on April 5 for their second-ever Minnesota show—the first having been a crazy gig last winter at Carleton College. If you think it would be too obvious to stalk them afterwards at the Minnehaha Taco Bell…keep listening.
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