June 10, 2015


Heems Shares Tearful, Joyful "Damn Girl" Vid, Starts 'Eat Pray Thug' Tour

Heemy Heems Himanshu Suri gifted us one of the best rap albums of 2015. The impeccably titled Eat Pray Thug is still in steady rotation three months later, and now we've been blessed with "Damn Girl," the follow-up music video to "Sometimes," which explored insidious skin-lightening cultures in America and India.

Here, the Queens rapaissance man, Das Racist alum and Greedhead Records founder and CEO works through his trance-inducing breakup song in an empty, dimly art gallery—one that was set up to celebrate and complement the release of Eat Pray Thug. Heems has snaky dance moves for days, but the real takeaway is how emotionally wrung out our hero's looking in these moments. "Damn Girl" is a standout, standalone cut in Suri's deep-as-shit, quirky-as-fuck discography; the video, codirected by Heems and Ben Dickinson, keeps pace.

Heems is embarking on a North American Eat Pray Thug tour all summer; it kicked off in Philly on Tuesday night. All the tour dates are below; you'll find irrevocable inspiration to attend right here and riiiight...here. Heems is constantly threatening to leave the rap game, so see him while you can—and hope that he keeps going forever and you can someday look back and laugh at how dire it seemed to see the Eat Pray Thug tour, and how many #memories you made anyway.

06-09 Philadelphia, PA - Underground Arts 
06-10 New York, NY -  AALDEF Fundraiser
06-12 Brooklyn, NY - Northside Festival McCarren Park 
06-14 Portsmouth, NH - 3S Artspace
06-15 Boston, MA - Red Room/Berklee College
06-16 Burlington, VT - Higher Ground 
06-17 Montreal, Quebec - Bar Le Ritz PDB
06-18 Toronto, Ontari0 - NXNE 
07-11 Lansing, MI - Common Ground Festival
07-12 Ottawa, Quebec - Ottawa Blues Fest
07-14 Minneapolis, MN - 7th Street Entry 
07-16 Boulder, CO - Fox 
07-17 Denver, CO - Larimer 
07-18 Salt Lake City, UT - Music Garage
07-20 Seattle, WA - Sunset 
07-21 Vancouver, British Columbia - Fortune Sound Club 
07-22 Portland, OR - Star Theater 
07-24 Oakland, CA - The New Parish 
07-25 Santa Ana, CA - Constellation Room 
07-26 San Diego, CA - Casbah 
07-27 Los Angeles, CA - Echoplex 
07-28 Phoenix, AZ - Pub Rock 
07-29 Albquerque, NM - Launchpad
07-31 Dallas, TX - Gas Monkey 
08-01 Austin, TX - Red 7  
08-02 Houston, TX - Fitzgeralds 
08-03 New Orleans, LA - Hi Ho Lounge
08-05 Atlanta, GA - Purgatory 
08-06 Nashville, TN - Exit In 
08-07 Carrborro, NC - Cats Cradle Back Room 
08-08 Washington, DC - Rock And Roll Hotel
09-11 Chicago, IL - Humboldt Park

July 24-29: Pictureplane
July 18-22 and Aug. 5-8: Spankrock
July 14-17 and July 31 - Aug. 2: Zeloopers