Das Racist is an Art Rap/Freak Folk/World Music duo based in Brooklyn, New York, comprised of Queens-born Himanshu Kumar and San Francisco-born Victor Vazquez. The two met at Bard Art College in Massachusetts, where Victor was Himanshu's resident advisor in a "Students of Color for Social Justice" themed Freshman year dormitory.
After a couple of years of occasional drunken freestyles with each other, Himanshu and Victor decided to record a couple of raps together. The first of which was called "We Made It" and immediately became a hit amongst stupid assholes who like rap from the 1990s and really want that shit to keep happening. The second track was called "Fever" and it was fucking terrible - really bad. Then they made some other songs and then they made "Combination Pizza Hut and Taco Bell" which is the one that everyone likes and then they made some other songs.
Their production team includes Leif, J-La, Harrison Schaaf, Charles & Beck, and Patrick Wimberly of Chairlift.
Their influences include Zev Love X, Talking Heads, Camu Tao, Pauls Boutique-era Beastie Boys, Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, Swizz Beatz, Television, Ghostface, Sun Ra, Butthole Surfers, M.I.A., The Coup, Paris, Poison Clan, Egyptian Lover, Rappin' 4-Tay, Drexciya, Jonzun Crew, Afrika Bambaataa, Ultramagnetic MCs, Hall and Oates and Jay-Z.