Das Racist Get Lost In Yum Brands’ Supermarket

noah | June 17, 2009 9:45 am
What is “Combination Pizza Hut And Taco Bell,” which has already been tipped as one of the possible jams of the summer by MTV’s James Montgomery, been termed “the track we, as a culture, need right now, or the track we, as a culture, deserve—or both” by Village Voice music editor Rob Harvilla, and been remixed in such a way that it snagged Pitchfork’s coveted Best New Music tag? The plot of the song is simple: The two dudes who comprise the Brooklyn hip-hop duo Das Racist are trying to find each other in one of those slightly horrifying hybrid fast-food joints that Yum! Brands–the company responsible for bringing KFC, Pizza Hut, Taco Bell, Long John Silver’s, and A & W to this country’s blighted thoroughfares and food courts–have crafted in a response to ever-rising real estate costs, or wanting to flood the zone with different types of bad-for-you combinations of cheese and tomatoes, or (more likely) both. “Combination” is the sort of deceptively idiotic song that will either inspire repeated listenings or you throwing whatever is playing the music across the room; the Pitchfork-kudosed remix by Wallpaper, which turns the song into something that could very easily be called “Daft Punk Is Playing At My Fast-Food Place,” is after the jump.
Mariah Carey? Drake? Who Will Have The Summer Song Of 2009? [MTV] A Chat with Das Racist, the Geniuses Behind “Combination Pizza Hut and Taco Bell” [Village Voice] Das Racist & Wallpaper – Combination Pizza Hut And Taco Bell [YouTube] Das Racist – Combination Pizza Hut And Taco Bell [YouTube] Das Racist [MySpace] Wallpaper [MySpace]