Nehru Jackets

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Nehru Jackets
Nehru Jackets cover.jpg
Mixtape by Himanshu
Released January 17, 2012 (2012-01-17)
Genre Hip hop
Length 73:36
Label Greedhead
Producer Mike Finito
Himanshu chronology
Nehru Jackets
(2012)
Wild Water Kingdom
(2012)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
The A.V. Club B+[1]
Robert Christgau A-[2]
Pitchfork Media 6.5/10[3]
Rolling Stone 3.5/5 stars[4]
Spin 8/10[5]

Nehru Jackets is the first solo mixtape by rapper Himanshu. It was released on Himanshu's own Greedhead label on January 17, 2012.[6]

Rolling Stone named the song "Womyn" the 36th best song of 2012.[7]

About[edit]

Himanshu released Nehru Jackets in collaboration with SEVA NY to draw attention to the redistricting battle in Queens, New York.[6] Guests on Nehru Jackets include Despot, Danny Brown, Childish Gambino, Fat Tony and Mr. Muthafuckin' eXquire.[8] In an interview with Rolling Stone, he explained the creation process: "with Mike [Finito], I just kind of let him do his thing. I told him I wanted Indian stuff, and he cooked it up. Mike just gave me, like, 40 beats and I fucked with whatever I liked."[9] The mixtape has received positive reviews, including a score of 8/10 from Spin magazine.[5] The mixtape's cover is a parody of the packaging of Parle-G biscuits.[10]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "Thug Handles" 1:32
2. "Bad, Bad, Bad" 3:11
3. "Alien Gonzalez" 3:00
4. "Nehru Jackets Interlude" 0:22
5. "Choorhay Lare" (featuring Lovedeep Singh and Pawan) 3:05
6. "Swate" (featuring Lakutis and Kool A.D.) 6:09
7. "NYC Cops" 3:58
8. "You Have to Ride the Wave" (featuring Danny Brown and Mr. Muthafuckin eXquire) 4:55
9. "Mike Finito Raps Too" 1:07
10. "Womyn" 3:22
11. "Bangles" (featuring Fat Tony and Big Baby Gandhi) 3:54
12. "Ravi Shankar PSA" 0:35
13. "It's the Drug I'm Needing" 3:45
14. "Coca Cola Freestyle" 1:50
15. "Chakklo" (featuring Ravi EAH Singh and Lovedeep Singh) 4:49
16. "Jason Bourne" 1:56
17. "Desi Shoegaze Taiko" 3:09
18. "I Want It Bad (Liquid Heart)" 2:56
19. "Juveniles Detained at Guantanamo Bay" 1:59
20. "Kate Boosh" (featuring Despot and Kool A.D.) 3:11
21. "What Do I Do When I'm Alone" 2:47
22. "Computers" 1:56
23. "Yo What's Good New York" (featuring Action Bronson, Lakutis, and Kool A.D.) 3:43
24. "Womyn 2" (featuring Childish Gambino) 3:27
25. "Tu Nach" (featuring Duggla Don) 3:11

References[edit]

  1. ^ Eric Harvey (January 31, 2012). "Heems - Nehru Jackets". The A.V. Club. Retrieved 2012-02-18. 
  2. ^ Robert Christgau (January 5, 2012). "Heems - Nehru Jackets". Retrieved 2013-06-15. 
  3. ^ Zach Kelly (January 26, 2012). "Heems - Nehru Jackets". Pitchfork Media. Retrieved 2012-02-18. 
  4. ^ Monica Herrera (February 9, 2012). "Himanshu - Nehru Jackets". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 2012-02-18. 
  5. ^ a b Brandon Soderberg (January 2012). "Himanshu 'Nehru Jackets'". Spin. Retrieved 2012-02-18. 
  6. ^ a b Channing Kennedy (January 17, 2012). "Das Racist's Himanshu Suri: Rapper, Jokester, Community Organizer?". Colorlines. Retrieved 2012-02-02. 
  7. ^ Rolling Stone (December 5, 2012). "36 Himanshu, 'Womyn'". Rolling Stone. Retrieved March 10, 2013. 
  8. ^ Marc Hogan (January 17, 2012). "Das Racist's Heems Drops 'Nehru Jackets' Mixtape". Spin. Retrieved 2012-02-02. 
  9. ^ RJ Cubarrubia (November 1, 2012). "Q&A: Das Racist's Heems on His 'Wild Water Kingdom' Mixtape, Identity Politics". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 2012-11-21. 
  10. ^ Complex Magazine (December 13, 2012). "The 25 Best Album Covers of 2012". Complex. Retrieved 2016-03-25. 

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