11 Songs, 34 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Swet Shop Boys pollinate contemporary hip-hop and R&B with South Asian style. Producer Redinho peppers “Tiger Hologram” with Qawwali hand claps and Bollywood tablas, while rappers Heems and Riz MC use “Phone Tap” and “Shoes Off” to convey the culture of fear and suspicion imposed on brown-skinned people worldwide. Intensely political but fiercely entertaining, “T5” is easily the best song about airport security harassment every written.

EDITORS’ NOTES

Swet Shop Boys pollinate contemporary hip-hop and R&B with South Asian style. Producer Redinho peppers “Tiger Hologram” with Qawwali hand claps and Bollywood tablas, while rappers Heems and Riz MC use “Phone Tap” and “Shoes Off” to convey the culture of fear and suspicion imposed on brown-skinned people worldwide. Intensely political but fiercely entertaining, “T5” is easily the best song about airport security harassment every written.

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