Sit Down, Man

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Sit Down, Man
Mixtape by Das Racist
Released September 14, 2010
Recorded 2010
Genre Alternative hip hop
Length 77:49
Label Greedhead, Мишка & Mad Decent
Producer Various
Das Racist chronology
Shut Up, Dude
(2010)
Sit Down, Man
(2010)
Relax
(2011)

Sit Down, Man is the second mixtape by Brooklyn based alternative hip hop act Das Racist, released as a free download on September 14, 2010, through the group's own Greedhead imprint, streetwear label Мишка and Mad Decent records.

History[edit]

Following the relative success of Shut Up, Dude, their first mixtape, Das Racist were quick to capitalize on the growing hype surrounding them, releasing Sit Down, Man within six months of its release. Their previous success meant that they could obtain the services of many guest producers, including Diplo, whose Mad Decent label co-published the album, Dame Grease, Devo Springsteen, Sabzi (of Blue Scholars and Common Market) and Boi-1da, and guest artists El-P, Despot, Vijay Iyer, and Chairlift.[1]

Release and critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Pitchfork Media (8.7/10)[2]
Spin Magazine (8/10)[3]
The A.V. Club A- [4]
Robert Christgau A-[5]

The album was very popular on release, gaining over 40,000 downloads in its first week.[6] It also gained good reviews from Pitchfork Media, who gave it 8.7 and named it "Best New Music",[2] and Spin, who rated it 8. The album was included on several best of year lists, including Pitchfork Media's "Top 50 Albums" at number 23[7] and New York Metromix's "Top 11 Albums",[8] and the single "hahahaha, jk?" also made many "best of" lists, including Rolling Stone[9] and Pitchfork Media.[10]

Tracklisting[edit]

# Title Time Producer Other Information
1 "WKCR Stretch and Bobbito Show (intro)" 0:27 Das Racist
2 "All Tan Everything" 4:12 Sabzi
3 "Puerto Rican Cousins" 3:02 Gordon Voidwell and Alex Kestner
4 "hahahaha jk?" 5:48 Boi-1da
5 "Town Business" 4:00 Kassa Overall
  • feat. Kassa Overall
6 "Commercial" 4:09 Teengirl Fantasy
7 "People Are Strange" 3:35 Devo Springsteen
8 "Luv it Mayne" 3:17 Tom Cruz
9 "Amazing" 4:00 Keepaway
10 "Fashion Party" 6:16 Chairlift
11 "Rapping 2 U" 4:41 Sha-leik the Engineer
12 "Rooftop" 4:56 Dame Grease
13 "Irresponsible" 3:49 Like Magic and Das Racist
  • feat. Lakutis
14 "Return to Innocence" 5:09 Dash Speaks
15 "Julia (The Very Best Remix)" 3:57 Das Racist
16 "Roc Marciano Joint" 4:18 Mike Finito
17 "You Can Sell Anything" 3:03 Diplo
18 "Sit Down, Man" 3:55 Scoop DeVille
19 "Sit Down, People" 0:57 Dapwell
20 "Free Jazzmatazz (hidden track)" 4:18 Vijay Iyer and Das Racist

Personnel[edit]

  • Himanshu Suri (Heems) - Vocals
  • Victor Vazquez (Kool A.D.) - Vocals
  • Ashok Kondabolu (Dapwell) - Vocals

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ryan Dombal (September 4, 2010). "New Das Racist Video, Mixtape, Game". Pitchfork Media. Retrieved 2010-09-04. 
  2. ^ a b Ian Cohen (September 23, 2010). "Album Review: Das Racist Sit Down, Man". Pitchfork Media. Retrieved 2010-09-26. 
  3. ^ Ben Detrick. "Das Racist, 'Sit Down, Man'". Spin. Retrieved 2010-11-01. 
  4. ^ Chris Martins (January 4, 2011). "Sit Down, Man". The A.V. Club. Retrieved 2011-02-04. 
  5. ^ Robert Christgau. "Das Racist". robertchristgau.com. Retrieved 2011-12-29. 
  6. ^ Chris Martins (November 16, 2010). "Breaking Out: Das Racist". Spin. Retrieved 2010-11-22. 
  7. ^ Pitchfork (December 16, 2010). "The Top 50 Albums of 2010". Pitchfork Media. Retrieved 2011-02-04. 
  8. ^ Matt Rodbard. "Top 11 Albums of 2010". New York Metromix. Retrieved 2011-02-04. 
  9. ^ Rolling Stone (December 7, 2010). "Rolling Stone's Best Singles of 2010". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 2010-12-13. 
  10. ^ Pitchfork (December 13, 2010). "The Top 100 Tracks of 2010". Pitchfork Media. Retrieved 2011-02-04.