Age: 27
Essential Listening: Nehru Jackets
If You Don't Believe Us Listen To: "SWATE"

Heems is probably the most significant rapper that gets what feels like no love from the general rap audience. Maybe it’s because the music he and his group Das Racist make isn't always easily digestible, or maybe it’s because people aren’t ready to take a Punjabi MC seriously yet.

Whatever the case, if you aren’t already paying attention to Heems, you should start now because he’s always got something to say. And no, he doesn’t just rap about being Indian. As his mixtape Nehru Jackets showed, he can get political (“NYC Cops") and he can be plain old fun ("Womyn”).

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