Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Swetshop Boys - "Benny Lava"

Directed by Prashant Bhargava and Tanuj Chopra
Produced by Ryan Hemsworth

Himanshu Suri — a.k.a. Heems, best known from the sadly defunct New York rap upsetters (and former SPIN cover stars) Das Racist — has returned, and our introduction to his new duo Swetshop Boys. After Heems laconically rages against stop-and-frisk and celebrates his South Asian roots, fellow Swetshop Boys half Riz MC — a.k.a. London actor/rapper Riz Ahmed — actually raises the pace, coolly punching at the National Security Agency's data collection program and invoking Michael Jackson's always-welcome-to-be-invoked "Man in the Mirror."

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