"I’ve been thinking about how New York rappers really like talking about pelicans. The Beatnuts: ‘I’m one hell of a guy, fly pelican fly.’ There’s that Nicki Minaj song ‘Super Bass’ where she says, ‘Pelican, fly.’ Then on this new French Montana song ‘Watcha Want’, he says, ‘Fly pelican, shoo/ Bird brain, my chain Con Edison blue’ or some shit like that. I really like that French Montana song."
— Das Racist’s Himanshu Suri breaks down New York hip-hop’s pelican illuminati.
"When I saw the Steven Spielberg movie where Tom Hanks is chasing Leonardo DiCaprio because all Leonardo DiCaprio wants to do is make his dad Christopher Walken proud of him, I thought, ‘I’m going to be a professional rapper. If Eminem can do it, so can I.’"
— Das Racist’s Kool A.D. talks to L.A. Weekly about why he started rapping. These guys are good at interviews. Related: Watch their episode of Pitchfork.tv’s freestyle show “Selector” here.