Heems (also known as MC Himanshu Suri of Das Racist fame) has announced his debut solo album - the follow up to his 2012 mixtape Wild Water Kingdom. Eat, Pray, Thug is out March 10th via Megaforce.
Check out the first single off the album Sometimes, which was produced by Gordon Voidwell above. Heems also wrote a statement about Sometimes:
"Sometimes" is about dualities, identity and the space between spaces. Like so many other people, as a first generation South Asian in the U.S. I often felt like I lived two lives, an Indian one and an American one. I lived, at once, in and between two spaces and outside them as well. On another level, I also often felt like in America I lived in the space between black and white. Dualities are normal though. As fun as rap is, I can't always feel happy. Sometimes I feel sad too. It also pays homage to hip-hop before me with cadences referencing both Nice and Smooth and Busta Rhymes.
Eat, Pray, Thug was recorded in Bombay and Brooklyn and features contributions from Dev Hynes (guitars) and Rafiq Bahtia. Hynes, Voidwell, Harry Fraud and Boody B are also listed as the albums producers.