Queens Redistricting Battle Just Got Kinda Fun

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Himanshu Suri and Victor Vazquez of Das Racist pose for a portrait backstage at the Webster Hall as part of the 2009 CMJ Music Marathon & Film Festival on October 22, 2009 in New York City.
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Himanshu (Heems) Suri of Das Racist is releasing a solo mix tape, Nehru Jackets, to raise awareness about the political consequences of redistricting in minority communities in Queens, like the Indian one in which he grew up. We're very sincerely hoping more of our favorite musical acts get deeply involved in local politics. Just saying: Community Board No. 1 would make a pretty good album title.