From: Queens, New York
Has Produced For: Heems, Das Racist
Signature Song: Heems f/ Lakutis & Kool A.D. "SWATE"
Heems of Das Racist set his high school buddy Mike Finito up for success when he showcased the producer's work on his Nehru Jackets mixtape. The beats obviously stood out because an instrumental version of the mixtape was later released. Finitoâ€™s sound is so crucial because it captures the sound and feeling of a real place: Jackson Heights, Queens, an area dominated by Desis. Finito is largely able to do this by sampling Hindi films and songs, but his grungy drums and filtered sounds add so much more. The authenticity can't be beat.