Das Racist is always pushing the idea of Hip-hop. First off their name is a bit controversial, and secondly they look different from the hip-hop norm. The trio consists of Indian-Americans from Queens, NY, Heems and Dapwell, and Cali transport Victor Vasquez of Afro-Cuban and Italian background.
Das Racist's music has an artsy rap, Hare Krishna hardcore, stoner vibe, which isn't exactly mainstream hip-hop. The group draws from old school hip-hop, but say they are "sawing the legs out from under hip-hop as we celebrate it".