Shut Up, Dude

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Shut Up, Dude
Mixtape by Das Racist
Released March 2010
Recorded 2008-2009
Genre Alternative hip hop
Length 64:32
Label Greedhead & МИШКА
Producer Das Racist
Das Racist chronology
Combination Pizza Hut and Taco Bell EP
(2008)
Shut Up, Dude
(2010)
Sit Down, Man
(2010)

Shut Up, Dude is the first mixtape by Brooklyn based alternative hip hop act Das Racist, released as a free download in March 2010, through their own Greedhead imprint and streetwear brand Mishka (МИШКА).[1]

History[edit]

Following the word of mouth success of the track "Combination Pizza Hut and Taco Bell" in late 2009,[2] Das Racist soon got to work on putting together a full album, in an attempt to show the broader talents of the group, who were concerned they would be famed for that one track[3]

Release and critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Pitchfork Media (7.8/10)[4]
Spin (8/10)[5]
Robert Christgau (A-)[6]

Upon release, it garnered praise from the alternative media, earning a score of 7.8 from Pitchfork Media,[4] and being described as "a fascinating album that attempts to write an impossibly new blueprint for rap: funny without trying to impress; proficient without having anything to prove; relevant without taking any particular scene seriously; imbued with a soulful sense of place—urban, disaffected, ethnic—but more interested in how that serves as fodder for jokes than in any big grab for meaning."[5]

Spin magazine noted its literate and humorous bent, stating "Das Racist rap like reporters issuing Twittery soliloquies on whatever's melting in America's porta-potty, from Kierkegaard to Queens Boulevard and Dinesh D'Souza to Lollapalooza." giving the album 8/10.[7]

Singles[edit]

Das Racist released a number of tracks individually before the mixtape; in 2009 Das Racist received much attention for "Combination Pizza Hut and Taco Bell" and made a video for "Rainbow in the Dark".[8]

The next single, "Who's that? Brooown!", gained further interest for its unique video, which linked to a playable online game, containing references to many 1980's arcade games.[9] Pitchfork Media and Rolling Stone both named the video as one of the best of 2010,[10][11] and it was selected to screen at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival.[12]

Track listing[edit]

# Title Time Other Information
1 "Who's that? Brooown!" 3:39
2 "You Oughta Know" 2:55
3 "Combination Pizza Hut and Taco Bell" 2:58
4 "Rainbow in the Dark" 3:50
5 "Fake Patois" 4:07
6 "Nutmeg" 5:48
7 "Shorty Said (Gordon Voidwell Remix)" 3:57
8 "Chicken and Meat" 3:48
9 "I Don't Owe Nobody Shit" 3:41
10 "Ek Shaneesh" 4:27
11 "Hugo Chavez" 3:41
12 "I Don't Want to Deal with Those Monsters" 3:11
  • Samples "I Don't Want To Deal With Those Monsters" by Mai Ueda[13]
13 "Don Dada" 3:38
14 "One Dollar Can" 4:20
15 "Coochie Dip City" 4:00
16 "Deep Ass Shit (You'll Get It When You're High)" 3:13
17 "Shut Up, Dude" 3:19

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Das Racist - Shut Up, Dude (Mixtape Premiere)". Nah Right. March 29, 2010. Retrieved 2010-07-06. 
  2. ^ Rob Harvilla (June 15, 2009). "A Chat with Das Racist, the Geniuses Behind "Combination Pizza Hut and Taco Bell"". The Village Voice. Retrieved 2009-10-19. 
  3. ^ http://www.dasracist.net
  4. ^ a b Nate Patrin (July 2, 2010). "Album Review:Das Racist Shut Up, Dude". Pitchfork Media. Retrieved 2010-07-06. 
  5. ^ a b Chris Molnar (July 2, 2010). "Record Review: Das Racist Shut Up, Dude Mixtape". Coke Machine Glow. Retrieved 2010-07-06. 
  6. ^ Robert Christgau. "Album Review:Das Racist Shut Up, Dude". Retrieved 2011-12-29. 
  7. ^ Aaron, Charles. "Das Racist, 'Shut Up, Dude' (Mishka/Greedhead)". SPIN.com. Retrieved 2011-09-01. 
  8. ^ Nick Neyland (December 18, 2009). "Das Racist "Rainbow in the Dark" (Video)". Prefix Magazine. Retrieved 2011-02-04. 
  9. ^ Gus Mastrapa (September 3, 2010). "Wacko Rappers Das Racist Drop 8-Bit Videogame". Wired News. Retrieved 2010-09-06. 
  10. ^ "Staff Lists: The Top Music Videos of 2010". Pitchfork Media. December 1, 2010. Retrieved 2010-12-13. 
  11. ^ "The Best Videos of 2010". Rolling Stone. December 27, 2010. Retrieved 2011-02-04. 
  12. ^ Peter Knegt (December 6, 2010). "Sundance Announces 2011 Short Film Lineup". indieWire. Retrieved 2010-12-13. 
  13. ^ Brendan Arnott (June 22, 2010). "Always Grustling: Das Racist Interview". Mixpak Records. Retrieved 2011-10-22.