For Das Racist fans who were devastated by the news of their break up last year, this weekend offers a chance to see Himanshu Suri (Heems) and Ashok Kondabolu (Dapwell) perform music, wax eloquent at a panel discussion and display visual art. Part of the Blues For Smoke weekend-long festival, but this particular showcase will be held at the Whitney Museum in the second floor galleries this Sunday, April 7 from from 11 AM — 6 PM. The festival seeks to showcase younger artists who are working within the bounds of rap, hip-hop and soul.
The musical sets will start at 1 PM and go until 4 PM. Aside from Dapwell and Heems the lineup also includes pop junkyard group Prince Rama and emerging rapper LE1F. At 4 PM “Chillin Island Live: A Panel Discussion” will begin. Aleksey Weintraub, perhaps better known as Lakutis, is also a collaborator in the exhibit, which is presented by Himanshu Suri and Greedhead Music.