When Das Racist emerged on the NY scene, the music world was stunned at the originality and potential of the band – enough so that SPIN put the then unknown trio on its cover in 2011. Ultimately Das Racist parted ways, but 2015 finds Heems AKA Himanshu Suri arriving with a similar socially-conscious ethos mixed with biting racial commentary and of course, a sense of fun on his debut solo album Eat, Pray, Thug out on Greedhead/Megaforce Records. In 2014 the Queens, NY native was hard at work creating music for the “Punjab” episode of CNN’s Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown and conducting lectures on race and rap at Princeton, Stanford, Amherst and Reed all while running his Greedhead Music record label.