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NiteTalk: Das Racist Dish

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    NEWSLETTERS

    Since breaking onto the scene (and the internetz) with "Combination Pizza Hut and Taco Bell," a repetitive single that's equal parts absurd and brilliant, goofy-yet-cerebral rap duo Das Racist have challenged New Yorker cartoonist Farley Katz to a cartoon-off and challenged the musings of its music critic Sasha Frere-Jones, all while throwing their rambunctious live shows and working on an upcoming debut EP, Sit Down, Man.

    Before their Southpaw show last night, Das Racist's Himanshu Sur and full-time hype man/part-time member Dap dished on New York's best venues, eras and late-night eats, plus partying with the "Dude, you're getting a Dell" guy.

    What did you do last night?

    Himanshu Sur: A rap show at Highline Ballroom with Freddie Gibbs.

    Dap: Where I kicked my fake gold chain into my friend's sisters face. Felt bad.

    What are you doing tonight?

    HS: A rap show at Southpaw.

    Dap: Performing at Southpaw and drinking Mexican beer.

    What's your best nightlife encounter?

    HS: There are so many. The only thing that comes to mind isn't about myself but Dap running into Cindi Lauper once.

    Dap: They have all been terrible. Got drunk with the "Dude, you're getting a Dell" guy after he got fired for buying weed.

    What's your advice for newly elected Massachusetts Senator Scott Brown?

    HS: Sit down, man

    What's your favorite venue to hear music at in the city?

    HS: Big fan of Glasslands and Bowery Ballroom.

    Dap: Glasslands gallery.

    What's the best show you've seen recently?

    HS: The best show in '09 might have been Animal Collective last January.

    Dap: Hated 'em all.

    What is the audience like at your shows?

    HS: White.

    Dap: Unimpressed. Disappointed.

    Do you prefer going out in Williamsburg or Manhattan?

    HS: I prefer Williamsburg as, like myself, most of the people I kick it with live here.

    Dap: Computers.

    Following a night on the town, what's the best place to get late-night food?

    HS: Chicken and Rice 53rd and 6th was a adolescent late-night ritual.

    Dap: I don't eat human food.

    What other era of New York nightlife would you have liked to experience?

    HS: I would have liked to have had beers with Debbie Harry, Richard Hell and Lou Reed.