Das Racist Say Goodbye to NYC for 2010. We Try Not to Cry.

Liz Brown

There was no combination Taco Bell or Pizza Hut, just Das Racist, Tecate and fans at the Mishka Boutique Thursday for Victor Vazquez, Himanshu Suri and hype man Ashok Kondabolu (or Dap) last live New York show of 2010. It was no secret they were there to promote the brand Mishka, who outfitted the group, and co-presents Das Racist's latest mixtape "Sit Down, Man" with Diplo, Mad Decent and Greedhead Entertainment. "Buy these things! Buy these things!" they chanted to the crowd after joking about Drake's Sprite commercial, which they referenced throughout the show. "Do you guys like Sprite?"

The room's soft drink of choice was never determined, but it was clear that the crowd who turned out for the evening were very partial to Das Racist. "Who's That? Brooown!" got things hype, then a few tracks were performed with guests Aleksey Weintraub and Alec Reisenstein for a short and sweet set. You have to hand it to Das Racist  -- these guys are not rapping about struggles, they are exploiting the world they live in right now (Brooklyn!) without trying to be anyone else.

It's been a big year for Das Racist, who released two free mixtapes ("Shut Up, Dude" in March and "Sit Down, Man" in September) and are about to head off on a world tour. They even have their own video game. Something tell us that their days of playing small, East Williamsburg stores are over. And maybe that's a good thing.

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