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 Young Paperboy, Sabzi, Leif, Aries Noise, Charles & Beck, Gordon Voidwell, Like Magic, Das Racist, Alfred Jenkins, Arturo Klauft, Kassa Overall, Mike Finito
Das Racist chronology
Combination Pizza Hut and Taco Bell EP
(2008)String Module Error: Match not found2008
Shut Up, Dude
Sit Down, Man
(2010)Sit Down, Man2010
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Robert Christgau (A-)[1]
Coke Machine Glow (8/10)[2]
Consequence of Sound (D)[3]
Pitchfork Media (7.8/10)[4]

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).[5]


Following the word-of-mouth success of the track "Combination Pizza Hut and Taco Bell" in late 2009,[6] 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[7]

Release and critical reception[edit]

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."[2]

Spin 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.[8]


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".[9]

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.[10] Pitchfork Media and Rolling Stone both named the video as one of the best of 2010,[11][12] and it was selected to screen at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival.[13]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Producer(s) Length
1. "Who's That? Brooown!" Young Paperboy, Sabzi 3:39
2. "You Oughta Know"   2:55
3. "Combination Pizza Hut and Taco Bell" Leif, Aries Noise 2:58
4. "Rainbow in the Dark" J-La 3:50
5. "Fake Patois" Charles & Beck 4:07
6. "Nutmeg"   5:48
7. "Shorty Said (Gordon Voidwell Remix)" Gordon Voidwell 3:57
8. "Chicken and Meat" J-La 3:48
9. "I Don't Owe Nobody Shit" Leif, Aries Noise 3:41
10. "Ek Shaneesh" Like Magic, Das Racist 4:27
11. "Hugo Chavez" J-La 3:41
12. "I Don't Want to Deal with Those Monsters" Alfred Jenkins, Das Racist 3:11
13. "Don Dada" Arturo Klauft 3:38
14. "One Dollar Can" Kassa Overall 4:20
15. "Coochie Dip City" J-La 4:00
16. "Deep Ass Shit (You'll Get It When You're High)" Madlib, MF DOOM 3:13
17. "Shut Up, Dude" Mike Finito 3:19



  1. ^ Robert Christgau. "Album Review:Das Racist Shut Up, Dude". Retrieved 2011-12-29. 
  2. ^ a b Chris Molnar (July 2, 2010). "Record Review: Das Racist Shut Up, Dude Mixtape". Coke Machine Glow. Retrieved 2010-07-06. 
  3. ^ Chris Coplan (April 7, 2010). "Das Racist – Shut Up, Dude Mixtape". Consequence of Sound. Retrieved 2015-06-28. 
  4. ^ a b Nate Patrin (July 2, 2010). "Album Review:Das Racist Shut Up, Dude". Pitchfork Media. Retrieved 2010-07-06. 
  5. ^ "Das Racist - Shut Up, Dude (Mixtape Premiere)". Nah Right. March 29, 2010. Retrieved 2010-07-06. 
  6. ^ 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. 
  7. ^
  8. ^ Aaron, Charles. "Das Racist, 'Shut Up, Dude' (Mishka/Greedhead)". Retrieved 2011-09-01. 
  9. ^ Nick Neyland (December 18, 2009). "Das Racist "Rainbow in the Dark" (Video)". Prefix Magazine. Retrieved 2011-02-04. 
  10. ^ Gus Mastrapa (September 3, 2010). "Wacko Rappers Das Racist Drop 8-Bit Videogame". Wired News. Retrieved 2010-09-06. 
  11. ^ "Staff Lists: The Top Music Videos of 2010". Pitchfork Media. December 1, 2010. Retrieved 2010-12-13. 
  12. ^ "The Best Videos of 2010". Rolling Stone. December 27, 2010. Retrieved 2011-02-04. 
  13. ^ Peter Knegt (December 6, 2010). "Sundance Announces 2011 Short Film Lineup". indieWire. Retrieved 2010-12-13. 

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